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22 апреля, 10:29

The Limits of Economic Optimism

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As the annual spring meetings of the World Bank and the IMF commence, these institutions, along with many private-sector actors, are projecting significantly faster growth this year than in 2016. Is their buoyant outlook warranted?

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21 апреля, 16:59

Trump’s Quixotic Energy Policy

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April 22, 2017, marks one year since the international community came together and signed the Paris climate agreement. Given the threat to that agreement posed by US President Donald Trump's devotion to fossil-fuel producers, the world must now unite again to ensure a clean-energy future.

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21 апреля, 15:29

Development Beyond the Numbers

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Despite the impressive development gains that many countries have made in recent decades, hundreds of millions of people are still being left behind. Worse, because official statistics are based on national averages, they are now in danger of being forgotten.

21 апреля, 14:10

Who Owns History?

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When the artist Dana Schutz depicted the murdered teenager Emmett Till’s brutalized body lying in an open casket, she did so in solidarity with the mothers of young African-American men killed by police officers in recent years. The subsequent attack on Schutz and her alleged act of cultural appropriation reflects the decadence of a once-valuable discourse.

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21 апреля, 12:29

A Practical Agenda for Revolutionary Times

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As the world’s financial leaders gather for the IMF and World Bank spring meetings, many working people around the world are demanding radical change, because they sense that their voices are not being heard. By repeatedly making the case for globalization without addressing these concerns, elites may be doing more harm than good.

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20 апреля, 18:29

A Bridge to Universal Education

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At the World Bank and the IMF’s upcoming annual spring meetings, delegates will reinforce the case for multilateral cooperation. In particular, they will be discussing the International Finance Facility for Education, a bold plan to ensure that all of the world’s 1.6 billion boys and girls are in school and learning.

20 апреля, 17:49

The “New” Trump’s Lopsided Foreign Policy

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After a series of foreign-policy U-turns, there is now talk of a “new” Donald Trump who is far more inclined to use military power than the candidate on display during the 2016 US presidential campaign. One should welcome America's re-engagement with the world, but not if diplomacy takes a backseat to bombs and tweets.

20 апреля, 17:19

The G20’s Time for Climate Leadership

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With US President Donald Trump dialing back the clock on climate policy, the G20 is now confronting its biggest challenge yet. It will be up to German Chancellor Angela Merkel and other world leaders to overcome US (and Saudi) resistance and stay the course on climate action.

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20 апреля, 16:49

Trump’s War Policy in Syria

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A prudent foreign policy is different from a “proportional” response to a specific event, because it involves establishing the ends that the chosen means are supposed to serve. In other words, foreign policy requires strategic thinking, and, in Syria, US President Donald Trump has shown no evidence of it.

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20 апреля, 14:59

Will Economic Illiteracy Trigger a Trade War?

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US President Donald Trump and his commerce secretary, Wilbur Ross, repeatedly commit an economic fallacy that first-year economics students learn to avoid. And their embrace of economic ignorance could lead to disaster.

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19 апреля, 19:09

Trump’s Dangerous Blank Check

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The US Department of Defense’s decision to drop an 11-ton "super bomb" over a geographically isolated Islamic State redoubt in Afghanistan does not reflect a coherent counterterrorism policy. In fact, it was an example of political leaders allowing military means to determine foreign-policy ends.

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19 апреля, 18:19

The Low Cost of Ending Poverty

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For the first time ever, eradicating poverty worldwide is within humanity’s financial reach. So why do our political leaders repeatedly adopt expensive policies that achieve much less – and why do these poor choices go unchallenged?