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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.

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    The US Is Jeopardizing the Open Internet

    Natalie Dunleavy Campbell & Stan Adams condemn America’s apparent decision to abandon its role as a champion of a free digital domain.
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    How to Finance Higher Education in Africa

    Célestin Monga proposes a mix of several funding streams to improve access to high-quality colleges and universities.
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    Catalytic Capital Holds the Key to Southeast Asia’s Green Transition

    Kitty Bu & Stefanie Fairholme highlight the potential role of early-stage funding in advancing the region’s decarbonization efforts.
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    Which AI Risks Matter?

    Edoardo Campanella

    To prevent humanity from ever being demoted to the status of gorillas by a highly advanced artificial intelligence, most AI experts agree that we must retain control over the technology. But with developers racing to achieve the next breakthrough and gain market share, that may be easier said than done.

    considers three leading experts’ assessments of the technology’s future capabilities and their implications.
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    Europe Must Defend Itself

    Donald Trump – who spent his presidency lambasting NATO – recently suggested that he would encourage Russian aggression against NATO allies that had not met their commitment to spend 2% of GDP on defense. With Trump vying for another term in the White House – and the Ukraine war still raging on the European Union’s doorstep – EU countries can no longer ignore the difficult but essential task of taking charge of their own security.

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    Making the Most of FDI

    Keun Lee considers what it takes to convert foreign investment into growth, development, and technological upgrading.
  7. frankel157_Michael M. SantiagoGetty Images_economy Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images

    Explaining Americans’ Pessimism About a Strong Economy

    Jeffrey Frankel considers possible reasons for the disconnect between economic performance and public perceptions.
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    Sharing the Tech Wealth

    Diane Coyle urges investment in digital public infrastructure to curb the adverse effects of market power.
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    The WTO’s FDI Challenge

    Karl P. Sauvant urges the World Trade Organization’s members to adopt the new Investment Facilitation for Development Agreement.

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