Klummer – Project Syndicate

The Kremlin and the US Election

By Joseph S. Nye,  Jr. CAMBRIDGE – In early November, US President Barack Obama reportedly contacted Russian President Vladimir Putin person

How Russia Stays Afloat

By Anders Åslund WASHINGTON, DC – The long-term sustainability of Russia’s economy is an open question. Cronyism is rife, and Russia’s heavy depe

The Disunited Kingdom

By Gordon Brown EDINBURGH – Today, the United Kingdom is united in name only. With different regions and industries desperately trying to opt out

A Water War in Asia?

[:en]By Brahma Chellaney BERLIN – Tensions over water are rising in Asia – and not only because of conflicting maritime claims. While territorial

What Trump’s Win Means for Eastern Europe

By Sławomir Sierakowski WARSAW – The rule of economic liberalism in the West is leading to the demise of political liberalism. A growing number o

Inclusive Growth Depends on Cities

By Lamia Kamal-Chaoui and Amy Liu PARIS, WASHINGTON, DC – We live in turbulent times, and popular discontent with the status quo is mounting. The

Trump’s New World Disorder

By Philippe Legrain LONDON – So much for the end of history. Twenty-seven years to the day after the fall of the Berlin Wall heralded the collaps

Donald Trump’s Foreign-Policy Challenges

By Joseph S. Nye, Jr. CAMBRIDGE – During his campaign, US President-elect Donald Trump questioned the alliances and institutions that undergird t

Europe, Alone in Trump’s World

By Mark Leonard LONDON – Alone again. Since World War II’s end, Europe has looked at the world through a transatlantic lens. There have been ups

Theresa May’s Nasty Britain

By Mark Leonard LONDON – British Prime Minister Theresa May once warned her fellow Conservatives of the perils of being known as the “nasty party

The Return of Dollar Shortages

By Carmen M. Reinhart CAMBRIDGE – Immediately after World War II ended, a new phrase entered the economic lexicon: “dollar shortage.” European ec

Syria’s Darkest Hour

[:en]By Javier Solana MADRID – The conflict in Syria becomes more complex every day that it continues, and the country’s prospects have gotten on

The Populist War on Women

By Slawomir Sierakowski WARSAW – Jarosław Kaczyński and Donald Trump, two politicians who have shocked the world this past year, have mostly gott

The Kremlin’s War on Liberalism

By Nadezda Azhgikhina MOSCOW – In the wake of the September 11, 2001, terror attacks in the United States, the so-called “War on Terror” was laun

Europe after Merkel

By Ashoka Mody PRINCETON – Next year, Germany will hold a federal election, and the new Bundestag will choose the country’s next chancellor. Whet

Putting the Populist Revolt in Its Place

[:en]By Joseph S. Nye, Jr. CAMBRIDGE – In many Western democracies, this is a year of revolt against elites. The success of the Brexit campaign i

The West on the Brink

By Joschka Fischer BERLIN – This year and next, voters in leading Western democracies will make decisions that could fundamentally change the Wes

Managing a Multipolar Europe

By Mark Leonard LONDON – People used to think that the most important decisions affecting Europe were made in Paris, Berlin, or Brussels. But in

European Defense Integration Now

By Javier Solana MADRID – During the European Union’s recent Bratislava summit, the first to take place without a British presence, several propo

Trump’s Emotional Intelligence Deficit

[:en]Trump’s Emotional Intelligence Deficit By Joseph S. Nye, Jr. CAMBRIDGE – Last month, 50 former national security officials who had served at

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