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Pulling Up the German Welcome Mat?

By Michael Bröning BERLIN – This is Berlin’s summer of discontent. Exactly one year ago, Chancellor Angela Merkel’s principled decision to open G

All the President’s Little Men

By Andrei Kolesnikov MOSCOW – Russian President Vladimir Putin has been methodically purging his closest and longest-serving advisers. The latest

Playing Defense in Europe

[:en]By Mark Leonard LONDON – The most frightening periods in history have often been interregnums – moments between the death of one king and th

Theresa May and the Three Brexiteers

[:en]By Robert Harvey LONDON – “Brexit means Brexit,” Britain’s new prime minister, Theresa May, has declared. So it must: the wishes of the elec

The Easy Money Contagion

By Carmen M. Reinhart JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING – To consider the actions taken by the world’s major central banks in the past month is to invite an

Taming the Populists

By Javier Solana MADRID – In many Western democracies, right-wing populists, energized by self-proclaimed victories over “establishment elites,”

Internet or Splinternet?

[:en]Internet or Splinternet? By Joseph S. Nye, Jr. CAMBRIDGE – Who owns the Internet? The answer is no one and everyone. The Internet is a netwo

The Strategic Logic of the Islamic State

By Fawaz A. Gerges LONDON – The so-called Islamic State (ISIS) continues to pose a serious challenge not just to the Middle East, but to the enti

Russia’s Flirtation With Fascism

By Vladislav Inozemtsev MOSCOW – Western policymakers in recent years have struggled to categorize the Russian political system, often resorting

What’s New About Today’s Low Interest Rates?

[:en]By Carmen Reinhart CAMBRIDGE – A day seldom passes without articles appearing in the financial press pondering why interest rates have remai

Turkish Democracy’s Secret Weapon

[:en]Turkish Democracy’s Secret Weapon By Adeel Malik OXFORD – The recent failed coup attempt in Turkey highlights the country’s continuing vulne

Boris Johnson the Counter-Revolutionary

[:en]By Mark Leonard LONDON – If history repeats itself – first tragedy, then farce – what comes next is Boris Johnson, a shape-shifting politici

The EU’s Bold New Strategy

[:en]By Javier Solana BRUSSELS – When problems accumulate, as in Europe – where the failed coup in Turkey comes hard on the heels of the United K

The Silent Arab Majority Must Speak Up

[:en]By Ishac Diwan ALGIERS – Since the United Nations Development Program began work on the Arab Human Development Reports (AHDR) in 2001, the s

The Federalist Threat to Europe

By Anders Borg STOCKHOLM – The world is fundamentally different after the “Brexit” referendum in the United Kingdom. It will be decades before we

Brexit’s Blow To Globalization

By Carmen Reinhart CAMBRIDGE – The United Kingdom’s Brexit referendum has shaken equity and financial markets around the world. As in prior episo

Brexit’s Lesson For Asia’s Democracies

By Yuriko Koike TOKYO – The United Kingdom, in voting to divorce the European Union, is steering the West into uncharted territory. Will the EU n

NATO after Brexit

[:en]NATO after Brexit By Bogdan Klich WARSAW – The upcoming NATO summit in Warsaw comes at a moment when, in the wake of the United Kingdom’s vo

Reviving the Non­proliferation Agenda

By Javier Solana MADRID – US President Barack Obama’s recent visit to Hiroshima was no typical diplomatic stop. Not only did it mark the first vi

Russia and the Post­-Oil Economy

[:en]By Vitaly Kazakov MOSCOW – It is difficult to overstate the importance of the oil industry to the Russian economy. Globally, Russia is compe

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