Saturday, January 21, 2017
  1. Trump’s Alternative Ethical Universe

    Lucy P. Marcus
  2. Brexit Into Trumpland

    Philippe Legrain

    Brexit Into Trumpland

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     foresees profound economic disruption in the UK stemming from Theresa May's EU exit plan.

    May's brexit speech 17 jan WPA Pool/Pool
    British Prime Minister Theresa May is leading the UK toward a very hard Brexit in 2019 – and potentially off a cliff. Her objectives for negotiating with the EU make clear her intention to prioritize hardline Brexiteers’ demands over the country’s economic interests. READ MORE
  3. America’s Russian Hypocrisy

    Nina L. Khrushcheva

    America’s Russian Hypocrisy

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     points out the duplicity in US allegations of Kremlin meddling in America's presidential election.

    Matryoshka Trump and Putin in Moscow Alexander Nemenov/Getty Images
    The allegations by US intelligence agencies that Russia purveyed fake news and released hacked emails, in order to hurt Hillary Clinton’s chances against Donald Trump, are far from baseless. But what it really exposes is the pattern of duplicity that has pervaded US foreign policy. READ MORE
  4. Looking Back on Barack

    Jeffrey Frankel

    Looking Back on Barack

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     thinks that the outgoing US president has not received nearly enough credit for his achievements.

    Obama farewell Anadolu Agency
    Upon entering office in 2009, US President Barack Obama confronted conditions more adverse than any incoming president had faced in many decades. Yet, despite his opponents' obstructionism, Obama achieved crucial economic and foreign-policy successes. READ MORE
  5. Trump Before Trump

    Barry Eichengreen

    Trump Before Trump

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     makes the case for Britain's Enoch Powell as the US president-elect's closest political forebear.

    Enoch Powelll
    Understanding the political success of US President-elect Donald Trump is not easy, and there have been many glib comparisons with earlier populist US politicians, from Huey Long to George Wallace. But the most revealing comparison may be with an historical figure from another country: the British nativist firebrand Enoch Powell. READ MORE
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