Wednesday, May 24, 2017
  1. Politics

    The Iranian Opportunity

    Javier Solana
  2. Economics

    Understanding Today’s Stagnation

    Robert J. Shiller

    Understanding Today’s Stagnation


     thinks that long-term fears about the future of employment are keeping household spending down.

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    One explanation for today’s stagnation focuses on growing angst about new technologies that could eventually replace many or most of our jobs, fueling massive economic inequality. People may be increasingly reluctant to spend today because they have vague fears about their employability tomorrow. READ MORE
  3. World Affairs

    The Six-Day War at 50

    Richard N. Haass
    World Affairs

    The Six-Day War at 50


     examines the conflicted legacy of Israel's June 1967 victory over Egypt, Jordan, and Syria.

    six day war israeli tanks Three Lions/Getty Images
    The world is about to mark the 50th anniversary of the June 1967 war between Israel and Egypt, Jordan, and Syria – a conflict that continues to stand out in a region with a modern history largely defined by violence. The war lasted less than a week, but its legacy remains pronounced a half-century later. READ MORE
  4. Politics

    The Rouhani Factor

    Abbas Milani

    The Rouhani Factor


     explains how the Iranian president's reformist forces have gained the upper hand.

    Newsart for The Rouhani Factor Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images
    In the 1980s, the US did not formulate its policy toward the Soviet bloc without careful consideration of political developments there. It would be folly for the US to formulate policy on Iran without giving domestic developments there the attention they deserve. READ MORE
  5. World Affairs

    What NATO Needs from Trump

    Michael Mandelbaum
    World Affairs

    What NATO Needs from Trump


     describes the type of leadership the alliance requires, but isn't getting, from the US president.

    Trump air force one Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images
    As Donald Trump’s first foreign trip as president proceeds, the turmoil generated by his firing of FBI Director James Comey and the ongoing inquiry into his election campaign’s ties with Russia are following him. Nowhere will the events in Washington weigh more heavily than in Brussels, where Trump will meet with NATO leaders. READ MORE


Escaping the Wage Trap

Bill Emmott says now is the time to consider dramatically increasing minimum wages.​​

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