Sunday, December 11, 2016
  1. World Affairs

    The Geopolitics of Populism

    Danny Quah, ET AL
    World Affairs

    The Geopolitics of Populism

    &  rebut the prevailing view that income inequality is the primary cause of recent electoral upheavals.

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    What unites supporters of Donald Trump and the UK's "Leave" campaign is not anger at being excluded from the benefits of globalization, but rather a shared sense of unease that they no longer control their own destinies. The transatlantic axis that used to run the world can see its power slipping away. READ MORE

  2. Economics

    The Complexity of Inequality

    Michael Heise
    Economics

    The Complexity of Inequality

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     advocates a more nuanced approach to tackling a problem that is far from one-dimensional.

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    In recent years, inequality has been at the forefront of public debate in most advanced economies, blamed for everything from low growth and stagnating productivity to the rise of populism and the Brexit vote. But inequality remains poorly defined, its effects highly variable, and its causes hotly debated. READ MORE

  3. Global Health & Development

    Stalking a Killer Fungus

    Melvin Sanicas
  4. Business & Finance

    Don’t Cry Over Dead Trade Agreements

    Dani Rodrik
    Business & Finance

    Don’t Cry Over Dead Trade Agreements

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     explains why no one should mourn the passing of the TPP and the TTIP.

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    While developing countries may continue to pursue smaller trade agreements, the two major deals on the table, the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, are as good as dead after the election of Donald Trump as US president. We should not mourn their passing. READ MORE

  5. World Affairs

    Ending Religious Violence in the Middle East

    Moha Ennaji
    World Affairs

    Ending Religious Violence in the Middle East

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     argues that the problem is not Islam, but inadequate social and economic policies.

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    The escalation of radicalism, violence, and civil wars in the region since the so-called Arab Spring revolts began in 2010 has exacted a massive toll in human lives and welfare. But so long as governments frame or seek to legitimize their policies in religious terms, the violence will not stop. READ MORE

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Editors’ Insight 20

Trump and the End of the West?

As the US president-elect fills his administration, the direction of American policy at home and abroad is coming into clearer focus. Mohamed El-Erian, Ana Palacio, Joschka Fischer, and other Project Syndicate contributors interpret what they see on the horizon.

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