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Brexit Limbo

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Months after the referendum that shook the world, the fallout from Brexit, including the likely economic costs, remains unsettled. Theresa May's government is still wrestling with the basic question of what type of relationship with the EU Britain wants, while European leaders are struggling to develop a united front for negotiations.

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  1. Trade Truths for Trumpians and Brexiteers
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    Trade Truths for Trumpians and Brexiteers

    Mar 6, 2017 Jim O'Neill laments that domestic politics in the US and the UK are derailing commonsense economic policies.

  2. Tony Blair’s Democratic Insurrection
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    Tony Blair’s Democratic Insurrection

    Feb 24, 2017 Anatole Kaletsky agrees with the former UK prime minister that the Brexit debate needs to be restarted.

  3. Brexit in a Brave New World
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    Brexit in a Brave New World

    Feb 7, 2017 Daniel Gros predicts that the UK will incur some heavy costs in negotiating trade deals with the EU and the US.

  4. Why the EU Must Be Generous to Britain
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    Why the EU Must Be Generous to Britain

    Jan 31, 2017 Hans-Werner Sinn argues that punishing the UK for leaving is the wrong way to keep other member states in.

  5. Theresa May’s Trump Card
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    Theresa May’s Trump Card

    Jan 26, 2017 Guy Verhofstadt warns that the UK government is playing a dangerous, short-sighted game by pandering to populists.

  6. Theresa May’s Triple Bet
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    Theresa May’s Triple Bet

    Jan 26, 2017 Dominique Moisi says the UK prime minister's "hard" Brexit plan reflects wishful thinking in an age of uncertainty.

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    A Big Step Forward for Liver Health

    Danjuma Adda explains how new hepatitis guidelines from the World Health Organization could reduce cancer deaths in Africa.
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    The Fragile Fraternity of China and Russia

    Nina L. Khrushcheva

    Vladimir Putin’s recent state visit to Beijing – his first trip abroad since being inaugurated for a fifth term – was practically a mirror image of Mao Zedong’s visit to Moscow 75 years ago, when Stalin looked down on his guest. There is little reason to think that the bilateral relationship will prove more resilient this time.

    doubts that two countries with such diverging interests will be able to build a lasting partnership.
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    The Global Economy Is More Vulnerable Than It Seems

    Bertrand Badré & Yves Tiberghien identify five factors driving a potentially catastrophic trend toward fragmentation.
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    The Myth of Central-Bank Independence

    Robert Skidelsky thinks the time has come to transfer power from technocrats back to elected officials.
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    The Gig Economy vs. America’s Workers

    Sandeep Vaheesan warns that proposed ballot initiatives in Massachusetts would legalize exploitative employment practices.
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    King Trump on Trial

    Richard K. Sherwin

    High-ranking Republican politicians have lately been turning up at Donald Trump’s New York City trial to demonstrate solidarity with the former president. But their attendance also serves a more alarming purpose: to validate Trump as a competing source of sovereign power, independent of the US Constitution and the rule of law.

    explains why a parade of Republican leaders have made appearances at the former president’s trial in New York.
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    Crunch Time for the Power Sector

    Michael Spence argues that developing flexible, stable, and resilient smart grids requires an expanded industrial policy.
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    The Rise of Mesoeconomics

    William H. Janeway details how a long-neglected field of economic study can be applied to today's most pressing policy challenges.
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    What the AI Pessimists Are Missing

    Michael R. Strain points out that the technology will help to address many of the risks it creates.

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