Thursday, March 30, 2017
  1. Lessons from Trump’s Health-Care Debacle

    Simon Johnson

    Lessons from Trump’s Health-Care Debacle


     foresees three major challenges confronting the US president's economic-policy agenda.

    Paul Ryan health care act Win McNamee/Getty Images
    The US administration's economic agenda suffered a major setback when congressional Republican leaders withdrew their hastily drafted bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act. The failure of the president's high-profile effort on the bill's behalf highlights three obstacles that lie ahead when Republicans try to tackle taxes. READ MORE
  2. Trump the Ideologue?

    Mark Leonard

    Trump the Ideologue?


     points out that Margaret Thatcher, too, was widely underestimated when she came to power.

    Donald Trump meeting Andrew Harrer-Pool/Getty Images
    It might be cathartic to call Donald Trump an idiot, but the implications of his presidency are serious. If Trump’s progressive opponents fail to engage with the forces that drove his victory – in particular, the backlash against neoliberalism – not even impeachment may be enough to save the world from a dangerous new ideology. READ MORE
  3. Extraordinaire élection française

    Dominique Moisi
  4. Britain’s Messy Divorce

    Chris Patten

    Britain’s Messy Divorce


     worries that, as is usually the case, it is the children who will suffer the most.

    uk eu flags brexit protest Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images
    As Britain formally triggers the doleful negotiations to exclude itself from the mainstream of European politics and economics, Prime Minister Theresa May refuses to call what is happening by its correct name. But the UK is certain to emerge from the proceedings poorer – and probably less democratic. READ MORE
  5. Muslim Anxieties and India’s Future

    Devesh Kapur

    Muslim Anxieties and India’s Future


     warns that the appointment of a bigot to lead the country's largest state is a recipe for disaster.

    Narendra Modi election victory Uttar Pradesh Burhaan Kinu/Hindustan Times/Getty Images
    The recent election in Uttar Pradesh, India's largest state, gave Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bharatiya Janata Party a strong mandate, providing the government with a golden opportunity to advance economic development there, while reaching out to the Muslim population. But Modi seems intent on fueling Hindu chauvinism. READ MORE
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