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Greece and the Fate of the Euro

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Crunch time has come for Greece, and perhaps for the euro. If Greece defaults and exits the eurozone, how much collateral damage should Europe expect?‎

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  1. Europe’s Vindictive Privatization Plan for Greece
    Greek Parliament Kostas Pikoulas/ZumaPress

    Europe’s Vindictive Privatization Plan for Greece

    Jul 20, 2015 Yanis Varoufakis shows what a key structural reform could have looked like.

  2. Germany, Greece, and the Future of Europe
    Angela Merkel and Wolfgang Schäuble Reynaldo Paganelli/ZumaPress

    Germany, Greece, and the Future of Europe

    Jul 20, 2015 Jeffrey D. Sachs calls the creditors' approach to the Greek debt crisis unwise and unprofessional.

  3. Is Tsipras the New Lula?
    Greek Prime minister Alexis Tsipras Panayiotis Tzamaros/ZumaPress

    Is Tsipras the New Lula?

    Jul 17, 2015 Jeffrey Frankel believes that Greece’s prime minister could begin to emulate leftists in South Korea and Brazil.

  4. Saving Greece, Saving Europe
    Merkel Tsipras Wikimedia Commons

    Saving Greece, Saving Europe

    Jul 13, 2015 Barry Eichengreen warns that Germany’s effort to force a Grexit is paving a path to political and economic disaster.

  5. Greece for Grownups
    Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras George Panagakis/ZumaPress

    Greece for Grownups

    Jul 13, 2015 Adair Turner demands that eurozone authorities face the reality that a Greek debt write-off is inescapable.

  6. Down and Out in Athens and Brussels
    Greece sadness George Panagakis/ZumaPress

    Down and Out in Athens and Brussels

    Jul 11, 2015 Jeffrey D. Sachs pinpoints the economic-governance failures that fueled the Greek crisis.

  1. summers14_TONY KARUMBAAFP via Getty Images_sudanfamine Tony Karumba/AFP via Getty Images

    The World Is Still on Fire

    Lawrence H. Summers & N.K. Singh

    For the last several years, world leaders have made big promises and laid out bold plans to mitigate the climate crisis and help the neediest countries adapt. At this year's World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings, they must demonstrate that they can fulfill these promises, rather than simply touting new ones.

    think policymakers need to get four things right to shore up the credibility of the international system.
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    Israel Must End the Gaza War

    Dennis Ross thinks the only strategic objective that matters is close – or close enough – to being met.
  3. prasad24_Michael M. SantiagoGetty Images_nyse Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images

    A Weak, Uneven Global Recovery

    Eswar Prasad & Caroline Smiltneks explain why domestic political divisions and inflationary pressures jeopardize current market optimism.
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    Will Cambridge Support Free Speech?

    Peter Singer examines the university’s ongoing case against Nathan Cofnas, a research fellow who advocates “race realism.”
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    Can China Get Out of Its Rut?

    China’s authorities have powerful economic-policy levers at their disposal to achieve their 5% growth target this year and put the economy on a more sustainable long-term growth path. But several trends – from the shift toward state capitalism to population aging to the loss of goodwill between Chinese and Americans – could thwart China’s ambition to join the ranks of high-income countries by mid-century.

  6. roach164_PEDRO PARDOPEDRO PARDOPOOLAFP via Getty Images_china development forum PEDRO PARDO/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

    China Stifles Its Own Debate

    Stephen S. Roach

    For more than two decades, the China Development Forum was a meeting where foreign business, political, and academic leaders could debate the state of the Chinese economy with the country’s highest leaders. But this year’s gathering eschewed open and honest dialogue, in favor of telling only “good stories” about China.

    bemoans the transformation of the country’s most important platform for open dialogue into a schmooze-fest.
  7. pdoyle1_ISSOUF SANOGOAFP via Getty Images_cfa franc ISSOUF SANOGO/AFP via Getty Images

    Leaving Africa’s Colonial-Era Currency Will Be Hard, But May Be Wise

    Peter Doyle considers how exiting the CFA franc zone could benefit Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger, despite the challenges.
  8. benami212_Elyxandro CegarraNurPhoto via Getty Images_eumilitary Elyxandro Cegarra/NurPhoto via Getty Images

    Europe’s War Jitters

    Shlomo Ben-Ami urges EU member states to prepare for the possibility of the US abandoning its NATO commitments.
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    Governments Must Shape AI’s Future

    Mariana Mazzucato & Fausto Gernone urge policymakers to see themselves as proactive participants in technological innovation and market-making.

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