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By Project Syndicate - Jun 20,2017
If all else fails, try the previously unthinkable.
By Project Syndicate - Jun 19,2017
Last month, Chinese President Xi Jinping presided over a heavily orchestrated “Belt and Road” forum in Beijing.The two-day event attracted 29 heads of state, including Russia’s Vladimir Putin, and 1,200 delegates from over 100 countries.Xi called China’s Belt and Road Initiative
By Project Syndicate - Jun 19,2017
Despite the apparent tranquility of this year’s spring meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank, there are reasons to be concerned about the global economy.The United Kingdom’s impending “hard” Brexit from the European Union and US President Donald Trump’s anti-
By Project Syndicate - Jun 18,2017
Today, it appears that every single election in Europe can be reduced to one central question: “Is it a win or a loss for populism?”Until the Netherlands’ election in March, a populist wave — or, as Nigel Farage, the former leader of the UK Independence Party, put it, a “tsunami”
By Project Syndicate - Jun 18,2017
Last month, Emmanuel Macron pulled the proverbial rabbit from the electoral hat.Against the odds, the independent centrist won the French presidency by a decisive margin, beating the far-right populist Marine Le Pen — and vanquishing the old guard of the French establishment alon
By Project Syndicate - Jun 18,2017
Shortly after UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s decision to call an unexpected “Brexit election”, I wrote that pro-Europeans in Britain might yet snatch victory from the jaws of defeat.But the timescale I had in mind was five years, not five weeks.How long May will survive as prime
By Project Syndicate - Jun 16,2017
Fifty years after the Six-Day War, which marked the beginning of Israel’s occupation of East Jerusalem and the West Bank, the Middle East remains a region in seemingly perpetual crisis.So it is no surprise that, when addressing the region, politicians, diplomats, and the donor an
By Project Syndicate - Jun 16,2017
The United Kingdom’s just-completed election was supposed to provide — as the Conservative Party’s campaign slogan put it — a “strong and stable” government.It ended up doing the opposite, producing a hung parliament and the likelihood of another general election later in the yea
By Project Syndicate - Jun 14,2017
Something like Donald Trump’s America has appeared before in history.
By Project Syndicate - Jun 14,2017
If you were a Briton who had been stuck in Antarctica for the past year and a half, you might be forgiven for wishing you had stayed put.The decisions taken during your absence by British politicians, especially the leaders of the Conservative Party, have called into question you

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