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  • The year 2014 was marked by repeated tremors that fractured, perhaps fatally, the international order. The Lose of Order explores the forces underlying the decay of the post-1945 international order.

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    The Year Ahead 2015 Cover_website Wakil Kohsar/AFP/Getty Images
    1. draghi2_jim dyson_getty images_euro notes Jim Dyson/Getty Images

      Stability and Prosperity in Monetary Union

      Mario Draghi rejects the widespread view that the eurozone lacks sufficient political integration.
    2. abe7_Diego Rojas_EyeEm_Getty Images_ Japan Diego Rojas/EyeEm/Getty Images

      Japan’s Vote for Bold Reform

      Abe Shinzō sets out the main tasks his government will undertake after receiving a fresh electoral mandate.
    3. gorbachev10_EMMANUEL DUNANDAFPGetty Images_nato flags Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images

      A New Cold War Order?

      Mikhail Gorbachev calls for new and more inclusive international security institutions.
    4. drew1_alex wong_getty Images_barack obama Alex Wong/Getty Images

      The Unmaking of the President

      Elizabeth Drew explains why Barack Obama will be more constrained than previous lame-duck US presidents.
    5. tymoshenko26_Kommersant Photo Getty_Troops in Ukraine Kommersant Photo/Getty Images

      Darkness on the Edge of Europe

      Yuliya Tymoshenko says that Russia's actions in eastern Ukraine in 2015 will test the post-WWI order in Europe.
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      The Price of Oil in 2015

      Jim O'Neill explains why the four-year decline may end this year.
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      New Europe’s Old Ghosts

      Mark Mazower describes political and economic trends that are disturbingly reminiscent of the interwar years.
    9. soros90_Uriel SinaiGetty Images_ukraine protest Uriel Sinai/Getty Images

      Europe at War

      George Soros calls on the European Union to recognize that sanctions on Russia are not enough.
    10. kerry2_Scott BarbourGetty Images_peace signs Scott Barbour/Getty Images

      Alliances for Peace

      John Kerry affirms America's commitment to long-term international cooperation.
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      Bracing for Stagnation

      Raghuram G. Rajan says it is important to understand the causes and implications of slow global economic growth.
    12. gul3_Franck PrevelGetty Images_tunisia arab spring Franck Prevel/Getty Images

      Middle East Points of Light

      Abdullah Gül highlights positive regional developments that should be nurtured in the coming year.
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      The Tinkerer’s Apprentice

      Eric Schmidt calls on economic policymakers to embrace disruptive technological change.

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