Tuesday, August 30, 2016
  1. Economics

    How to Fight Secular Stagnation

    Michael Spence
    Economics

    How to Fight Secular Stagnation

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     identifies which growth-impeding economic forces can be countered – and which need to be left alone.

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    Much of the world, especially the advanced economies, has been mired in a pattern of slow and declining GDP growth in recent years. But there are different types of forces that could be suppressing growth, not all of which are beyond our control. READ MORE

  2. World Affairs

    America’s True Role in Syria

    Jeffrey D. Sachs
  3. World Affairs

    Obama’s Real Mistake in Syria

    Christopher R. Hill
    World Affairs

    Obama’s Real Mistake in Syria

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     argues that what went wrong with US policy is not what most people think.

    Newsart for Obama’s Real Mistake in Syria Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

    As US President Barack Obama’s eight-year term winds down, he has been facing intensifying criticism for failing to intervene early and forcefully to stop the carnage in Syria – what many call his “worst mistake.” But while Obama certainly made mistakes in Syria, rejecting US military intervention is not one of them. READ MORE

  4. Business & Finance

    An Opportunity for Egypt and the IMF

    Mohamed A. El-Erian
    Business & Finance

    An Opportunity for Egypt and the IMF

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     is hopeful that a new loan program will help improve the country's economic prospects.

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    Egypt’s leaders and the International Monetary Fund have struck a tentative deal for a $12 billion, three-year loan. If approved by the IMF Board next month, the new program will be an important opportunity to improve relations between the two sides – an outcome that would benefit both Egypt’s citizens and the Fund’s credibility. READ MORE

  5. World Affairs

    Europe’s Last Chance

    Joschka Fischer
    World Affairs

    Europe’s Last Chance

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     says that the European Union was based on a post-War Western liberal order that is now receding.

    Newsart for Europe’s Last Chance Adam Gault/Getty Images

    The European Union emerged from a triumphant period of Western liberal internationalism that now appears to be in retreat, alongside the peace and order it once safeguarded. At a time when Europe needs bold, future-oriented leadership, many Europeans are instead looking to the nationalism and isolationism of centuries past. READ MORE

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