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    The Other Global Power Shift

    Joseph S. Nye, Jr.

    The world is increasingly obsessed with the ongoing power struggle between the US and China. But the technology-driven shift of power away from states to transnational actors and global forces brings a new and unfamiliar complexity to global affairs.

    highlights the broad array of growing transnational security threats that technology is putting on the agenda.
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    America’s Unholy Crusade Against China

    Jeffrey D. Sachs

    Last month, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivered an anti-China speech that was extremist, simplistic, and dangerous. If biblical literalists like Pompeo remain in power past November, they could well bring the world to the brink of a war that they expect and perhaps even seek.

    parses the dangerous evangelical subtext of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's most bellicose speech yet.
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Europe Steps Up

Featured in this Big Picture
  1. Daniel Gros,
  2. Philippe Legrain,
  3. Christian Odendahl,
  4. Lucrezia Reichlin,
  5. Stephen S. Roach,
  6. Hans-Werner Sinn

European Union leaders have reached a landmark deal on a €750 billion ($867 billion) recovery fund intended to help those member states hit hardest by COVID-19. Next Generation EU, as the rescue package has been dubbed, could pave the way for the bloc to pursue far more ambitious reforms, and may boost Europe’s international standing, too.

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The Biden Effect

Featured in this Big Picture
  1. Sigmar Gabriel,
  2. Xiao Geng,
  3. Joseph S. Nye, Jr.,
  4. Ana Palacio,
  5. Andrew Sheng,
  6. Alex Soros

The United States will not suddenly revert to its post-war global leadership role should presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden win November’s presidential election. But a Biden victory could reinvigorate the transatlantic alliance and revive US engagement on key international issues.




Opinion that Moves

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The African Century

Africa’s economic rise is a world-changing development, but the sources of its emerging strength – and lingering weaknesses – are little understood. W… read more

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Press Released

Today’s media landscape is littered with landmines: open hostility by US President Donald Trump, mounting censorship in countries such as Hungary, Turkey, a… read more

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The COVID-19 Crisis

As the COVID-19 crisis escalates, PS commentators assess its implications for the economy, propose policy responses, and consider what might – and sho… read more