Thursday, August 17, 2017
  1. World Affairs

    The Wrong Way to Prevent Nuclear War

    Carl Bildt
    World Affairs

    The Wrong Way to Prevent Nuclear War

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     explains why a proposed treaty to ban nuclear weapons would be ineffective, or even dangerous.

    China's first nuclear missile Teh Eng Koon/Getty Images
    A vast majority of countries want to eliminate the existential threat of nuclear catastrophe by ushering in a world free of nuclear weapons altogether. But as the current effort to push through a flawed nuclear-ban treaty shows, some solutions to the problem of nuclear weapons could do more harm than good. READ MORE
  2. Politics

    Planning for Korean Reunification

    Lee Jong-Wha
    Politics

    Planning for Korean Reunification

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     warns that, in the absence of a contingency plan, a collapse of the Kim regime could be a disaster.

    South Korean Unification Ministry meeting Getty Images
    Like the fall of the Berlin Wall, a collapse of Kim Jong-un's regime in North Korea could happen quite suddenly. To prepare for that contingency, the United States and South Korea need to assure China that a reunified Korea would not be its enemy, and that American troops would not suddenly be stationed on its border. READ MORE
  3. World Affairs

    The End of Asia’s Strategic Miracle?

    Richard N. Haass
    World Affairs

    The End of Asia’s Strategic Miracle?

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     worries that the longstanding foundation of peace and order in the region is starting to crumble.

    Tokyo Ginza district Yoshikazu Tsuno/Getty Images
    Asia's contemporary "economic miracle" rests on the fact that relative peace and order have been maintained in the region since the end of the Vietnam War. But the factors underpinning that stability have started to give way, which poses a serious threat to not just Asia, but the entire world. READ MORE
  4. Economics

    Is Trump Killing the Dollar?

    Benjamin J. Cohen
    Economics

    Is Trump Killing the Dollar?

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     warns that the US's dominant position in the global financial system could be fatally undermined.

    US dollar note Zhang Peng/Getty Images
    For nearly a century, the US dollar has been viewed as the financial world’s ultimate safe haven. But after 200 days of chaos under US President Donald Trump, the value of the dollar has declined, and global investors and central banks have begun to look for alternatives in other markets. READ MORE
  5. World Affairs

    We Weep for You, Venezuela

    Juan Manuel Santos
    World Affairs

    We Weep for You, Venezuela

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     calls on the Maduro government to make way for a fair and peaceful end to the country's crisis.

    Venezuela opposition protest Federico Parra/Getty Images
    President Nicolás Maduro’s government in Venezuela has dealt blow after blow to that country's democratic institutions. It is now incumbent on all countries, in Latin America and elsewhere, to speak up forcefully in defense of democracy and freedom, lest a new dictatorship be allowed to take hold in the region. READ MORE

Video

How Long Can the Eurozone Survive Without Greater Integration?

Kenneth Rogoff examines the long-term prospects for Europe’s single-currency.

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