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27 июля, 15:30

Kaczyński’s Threat to Europe

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As in the case of Brexit, Poland’s domestic political turmoil reveals how intertwined the EU’s member states have become. If democracy and the rule of law are overthrown in one, serious repercussions for all the others cannot be avoided.

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27 июля, 13:00

Why Tax Cuts for the Rich Solve Nothing

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America’s plutocrats may disagree about how to rank the country’s major problems, but the solution to them is usually the same: lower taxes and deregulation, to “incentivize” investors and “free up” the economy. While President Donald Trump is counting on this package to make America great again, it won't work, because it never has.

27 июля, 12:38

Democratic Resilience for a Populist Age

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Those who oppose open, liberal societies have garnered a disconcerting level of influence in recent years. At the same time, current debates about the state of democracy have focused too much on problems, and not enough on how to protect democratic institutions from illiberal threats.

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27 июля, 11:00

China’s New Digital Dividend

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Despite current concerns about China's corporate-debt crisis, rapid digitization is transforming the Chinese economy, and elevating its place in the global value chain. But China's ongoing transition is as risky as it is exciting, because no economy so large has undergone such rapid, far-reaching change.

22 июля, 14:50

The Shame of Le Monde diplomatique

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Le Monde diplomatique, which has no editorial connection to the newspaper Le Monde, is not well known outside France. In a way, that is too bad, because it is typical of the French intellectual and journalistic scene – and of a brand of populism that remains deeply rooted in France.

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21 июля, 17:40

The Flip Side of Euro-Atlantic Integration

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In recent decades, the EU has been powered by two fundamental forces: integration and expansion. But, with Britain's vote to leave the Union and illiberalism on the rise in countries like Poland and Hungary, those forces are now in doubt.

21 июля, 14:50

The Middle East’s Next War

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The impending collapse of the Islamic State's self-proclaimed caliphate will not bring peace to the Middle East. Instead, another conflict will take center stage: the struggle for regional hegemony between Sunni Saudi Arabia, backed by the US, and Shia Iran, backed by Russia.

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21 июля, 13:56

A Life Lived in Truth

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For the last eight years of Liu Xiaobo’s life, the Chinese authorities robbed him of his liberty and his dignity. But in the state-enforced silence surrounding Liu’s stage-managed death, the words of his Nobel Prize lecture ring out even louder: “Freedom of expression is the foundation of human rights, the source of humanity, and the mother of truth.”

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21 июля, 12:01

How to Reduce Germany’s Surplus

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It stands to reason that Germany cannot simultaneously reduce its current-account surplus and continue to extend loans to other countries that have run deficits, and failed to maintain fiscal discipline. If all parties involved could reach this basic understanding, that alone would be a major step in the right direction.

20 июля, 17:40

When Populism Can Kill

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By validating unfounded fears about vaccines, Italy's opposition Five Star Movement and Greece's Syriza-led government risk exposing children and other vulnerable members of society to preventable infectious diseases. When the "war on expertise" targets health-care practitioners, it has gone too far.

20 июля, 16:50

Fostering Arab Entrepreneurship

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Innovative startups can be a boon to the Middle East and North Africa, bringing jobs and private-sector development to struggling economies. But regulatory environments that favor big firms and the state sector are stifling startup ecosystems, curbing the potential of the region’s most promising growth engine.

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20 июля, 11:00

How to Fight Antimicrobial Resistance

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Drug-resistant microbes kill 700,000 people every year – more than three times the annual death toll from armed conflicts. A global challenge of this scale demands public-private collaboration, in which governments make up for market failures, and companies bring to bear their knowledge and experience.