Monday, October 24, 2016
  1. A Progressive Political Alliance for Europe

    Kemal Derviş

    A Progressive Political Alliance for Europe


     believes that the key to transforming the EU is a new alignment of moderate parties.

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    If moderate forces in France and Germany fail to join together to create what the US historian Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., called the “vital center,” the assault on economic openness and liberal democracy will gain traction. In this sense, the French and German elections will turn 2017 into be a make-or-break year for the EU. READ MORE

  2. Taking North Korea Seriously

    Carl Bildt

    Taking North Korea Seriously


     thinks that if China is to rein in its volatile client, its legitimate concerns must be addressed.

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    While the crisis in Syria may be the most urgent conflict the next US president will have to address, developments in North Korea could well turn out to be the most intractable. The only way to address them effectively is to get China on board. READ MORE

  3. A Wave Election in America?

    Elizabeth Drew

    A Wave Election in America?


     thinks Donald Trump's election meltdown could cost the Republicans control of Congress.

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    With the world mesmerized by the US presidential race this year, key elections for seats in the House of Representatives and the Senate have been largely overlooked. But the outcome of the congressional elections could make or break the next president’s agenda and affect the balance of the Supreme Court. READ MORE

  4. How Trump Happened

    Joseph E. Stiglitz

    How Trump Happened


     urges political leaders worldwide to understand the message sent by the candidates' supporters.

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    Donald Trump's chances of winning the US presidency may be lower than Hillary Clinton's, but the odds of shooting oneself in Russian roulette are also lower than surviving. The fact that Americans are even willing to play the game should be a wake-up call for political elites. READ MORE

  5. Europe after Merkel

    Ashoka Mody

    Europe after Merkel


     asks what will happen when Germany's chancellor is no longer the EU's de facto leader.

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    Even if Angela Merkel remains Germany's chancellor after next year's federal election, she will be unable to exercise the same authority over Europe as she has since 2010. That will profoundly change how the EU works, and the disruption could have a profound effect on the European project's future. READ MORE

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