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The Brexit Delusion

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This week, the EU and Britain agreed on terms for continued British membership in the Union. But will the deal be enough to entice Britons to vote Yes in the referendum likely to be held in June?

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  1. Saying Yes to Europe
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    Saying Yes to Europe

    Feb 24, 2016 Carl Bildt argues that Brexit would betray the UK's important legacy in shaping European integration.

  2. The Brexit of UK Banking
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    The Brexit of UK Banking

    Feb 23, 2016 Howard Davies explains the rationale for addressing remaining financial-sector challenges on a national basis.

  3. Why Brexit is Unpatriotic
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    Why Brexit is Unpatriotic

    Feb 22, 2016 Dominique Moisi praises Gordon Brown's decision to link EU membership with national pride.

  4. No Brexit
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    No Brexit

    Feb 20, 2016 Anatole Kaletsky predicts that British voters will decide to remain in the EU.

  5. The Anglosphere Illusion
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    The Anglosphere Illusion

    Feb 18, 2016 Gareth Evans debunks the idea that Britain could have global influence after leaving the EU.

  6. Brexit and the Special Relationship
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    Brexit and the Special Relationship

    Feb 15, 2016 Richard Haass provides an American perspective on the UK's possible withdrawal from the EU.

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    Benjamin E. Diokno urges policymakers and the private sector to embrace the transformative potential of emerging technologies.
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    Pulling the Amazon Back from the Brink

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    War Is What Hamas and Iran Want

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    A Trump Dictatorship Won’t Happen

    Eric Posner doubts that the former president would be able to overcome constitutional checks and balances if re-elected.
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    An African Success Story for Development Finance

    Akihiko Nishio & Victoria Kwakwa highlight the effectiveness of the concessional lending provided by the International Development Association.
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    The Google Trial’s Dangerous Secrecy

    Karina Montoya warns that the tech behemoth’s success in limiting public access to legal proceedings threatens press freedom.
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    A Green Economy Needs More Than Subsidies

    David Amiel explains why achieving climate goals requires a broader combination of sector-specific policy instruments.
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    What Will It Take to Phase Out Fossil Fuels?

    Nikki Reisch argues that corporate capture is preventing the annual COPs from driving an exit from fossil fuels.
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    The Power of Culture-Based Climate Action

    Salem bin Khalid Al Qassimi & Margareth Menezes highlight the unique ability of indigenous knowledge and methods to generate sustainable solutions.

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