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.
America’s president-elect has done little to assuage growing anxiety, both at home and abroad, since his victory. Benjamin Cohen, Ana Palacio, Stephen Roach, and other Project Syndicate contributors explain why the fear is justified.
The populist surge challenging political establishments worldwide has now claimed the biggest prize of all. Jan-Werner Mueller, Nouriel Roubini, Joseph Stiglitz, and other Project Syndicate commentators weigh the costs for America and the world.
Donald Trump’s likely defeat in the US presidential election may not mean the end of the frustration that fueled his campaign, and the rise of populists from Hungary to the Philippines. Anatole Kaletsky, Dambisa Moyo, Andrés Velasco, and other Project Syndicate contributors consider the reasons for that frustration – and how it can be stopped.
From the US and the UK to Latin America and Asia, toxic political leaders and dangerous policies have suffered some important recent setbacks. Mohamed A. El-Erian, Philippe Legrain, Shashi Tharoor, and other Project Syndicate commentators explain why – and how the shift in political momentum might be sustained.
From Aleppo and North Korea to the European Commission and the Federal Reserve, the global order’s fracture points continue to deepen. Nina Khrushcheva, Stephen Roach, Nasser Saidi, and others assess the most important risks.