Klummer – Project Syndicate

Storm Clouds Over Korea

[:en]By Joschka Fischer BERLIN – Decades after the end of the Korean War and the partition of Korea, the conflict on the Korean Peninsula remains

How to Handle an Oil Shock

  By Carmen M. Reinhart CAMBRIDGE – The global oil market is a volatile place. But, abstracting from high-frequency fluctuations, average an

A Turkish Thorn in the EU’s Side

[:en]  By Javier Solana MADRID – While the European Union tries to weather a nationalist storm that threatens its core institutions, some of

Defending Liberal Democracy in Poland

By Guy Verhofstadt BRUSSELS – Since coming to power in 2015, Poland’s populist Law and Justice (PiS) party has launched a systemic assault on the

Another Strange French Disaster

  By Bernard-Henri Lévy PARIS – The “hunger games” aspect of this French election cycle began on the left. President François Hollande was b

A Normative Approach to Preventing Cyberwarfare

  By Joseph S. Nye, Jr. CAMBRIDGE – A series of episodes in recent years – including Russia’s cyber interventions to skew the United States’

Donald Tusk’s Domestic Stalker

  By Sławomir Sierakowski WARSAW – European Union leaders are set to announce their choice for President of the European Council at a summit

Addicted to Dollars

[:en]By Carmen Reinhart FRANKFURT – Since the end of World War II, the United States’ share in world GDP has fallen from nearly 30% to about 18%.

What Liberal World Order?

  By Mark Leonard LONDON – After the annus horribilis that was 2016, most political observers believe that the liberal world order is in ser

Realism About Trumpism

  By Joschka Fischer BERLIN – Little more than a month after US President Donald Trump’s inauguration, it has become clear that nothing good

How Europe Should Deal With Trump

  By Wolfgang Ischinger MUNICH – Donald Trump’s presidency poses a stress test for Europe, for transatlantic relations, and for the world as

Mutual Assured Deterrence

[:en]  By Sergei Karaganov MOSCOW – The degradation of governance within the international system is a hot topic nowadays – and for good rea

Donald Trump’s Dark Art of the Tweet

  By Joseph S. Nye, Jr. CAMBRIDGE – President Donald Trump’s critics have consistently underestimated his political communication skills, pe

Harnessing the Politics of Disruption

  By Mark Leonard LONDON – The United Kingdom’s vote to exit the European Union and Donald Trump’s election as US president exposed a deep g

Is the Deflation Cycle Over?

By Carmen M. Reinhart CAMBRIDGE – Until the global financial crisis of 2008-2009, deflation had all but disappeared as a concern for policymakers

Trump, Iran, and Stability in the Middle East

[:da]By Javier Solana MADRID – It is unfortunate that so few international agreements have been reached in recent years. During a period when gre

“Zombie” Apocalypse in the West?

[:en]By Hugo Drochon CAMBRIDGE – François Fillon, a discreet and loyal former prime minister under former President Nicolas Sarkozy, is now the r

The Kindleberger Trap

[:en]By Joseph S. Nye, Jr. CAMBRIDGE – As US President-elect Donald Trump prepares his administration’s policy toward China, he should be wary of

The Year That Ended an Epoch?

By Javier Solana MADRID – As 2016 comes to an end, the outlook for 2017 is shrouded in uncertainty. Tensions in the Middle East are rising, and p

The Coming Brexit Tragedy

By Mark Leonard LONDON – This past year changed everything, except how governments think. Nowhere is that more apparent than in the pre-negotiati

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