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26 мая, 16:29

The Promise of China’s Pearl River Delta

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July 1 will mark the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to China, after more than 100 years of British colonial rule. It's an ideal moment to highlight the role of China's "city clusters," particularly the Pearl River Delta – which includes Hong Kong, Macau, and Guangdong province – in advancing the country's development.

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26 мая, 15:49

Too Many Health Clinics Hurt Developing Countries

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The recent Ebola epidemic in West Africa highlighted the urgent need for stronger, more resilient health-care systems in developing countries. But, far from ensuring that outcome, the hasty construction of more health facilities can undermine it.

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26 мая, 15:14

Donald Trump’s Flying Circus

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With his mounting domestic scandals in tow, Donald Trump spent the past week overseas, on his first foreign trip as US president. Despite the cordial welcome Trump received from America’s allies, it is becoming increasingly clear that US global leadership will suffer under his administration.

26 мая, 13:49

Democracy Trumps Terrorism

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The people who plan and commit terrorist acts will probably never learn that theirs is a lost cause – that life always wins over death. Although open societies will undoubtedly have to withstand more Manchester-like attacks in the future, it is already clear that democracy will not be defeated by them.

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26 мая, 10:59

The Hunger Bonds

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Investing often creates a dilemma over goals: Should we aim to do well or to do good? Nowadays, it is emerging markets as an asset class that should make people morally queasy, owing to Venezuela's outsize role in driving the performance of index funds.

25 мая, 16:29

The Shrinking of the Presidency

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US President Lyndon B. Johnson once said, “The presidency has made every man who occupied it, no matter how small, bigger than he was.” But Donald Trump is testing that maxim: by somehow managing to reduce the position to his size, the US presidency may have met its match.

25 мая, 15:59

Manchester’s Bright Future

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Those who live in and around Manchester and other cities need to feel part of their community and share its aspirations. Residents who identify with their community are less likely to harm it – whether through terrorism or other anti-social behavior – and are more likely to contribute actively to its renewed vigor.

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25 мая, 15:29

Rethinking the Next China

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Once an adapter to globalization, China is increasingly a driver of it. The Next China is becoming a Global China, upping the ante on its connection to an increasingly integrated world – and creating a new set of risks and opportunities.

24 мая, 17:59

Confronting Europe’s Illiberals

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The European Union's credibility already suffers when its leaders hold ambiguous attitudes toward Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Russian President Vladimir Putin, and US President Donald Trump. But continuing to waver over full-fledged autocrats, like Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, will have even more serious costs.

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24 мая, 17:19

Iran’s Long Economic Journey

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The landslide re-election of Iran’s president, Hassan Rouhani, reflects the by now familiar pattern of continuity and change that has characterized Iran’s major elections over the last two decades. But it also stands out in one key way: Rouhani has remained popular despite pursuing painful macroeconomic stabilization.

24 мая, 16:49

The TPP’s Second Act

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India and Japan are demonstrating that Asia’s major powers can frustrate Chinese ambitions without the US. To see this dynamic at work, look no further than Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s recent declaration that Japan will continue to push ahead with the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

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24 мая, 16:19

China’s Imperial Overreach

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According to a Chinese proverb, “To feed the ambition in your heart is like carrying a tiger under your arm.” The further Xi carries China’s “one belt, one road” initiative, the more likely it is to bite him.