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24 марта, 18:19

Defending Liberal Democracy in Poland

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Poland's current government is pushing the country deeper into a constitutional crisis, weakening its democratic institutions, and cracking down on civil society. It's time for the EU to stop hoping that the situation will resolve itself and start defending liberal democracy in the heart of Europe, before it's too late.

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24 марта, 16:19

Fighting for Life at 60

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European Union heads of state just gathered to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Rome, while right-wing populists are threatening to destroy Europe’s open liberal societies. Although the Dutch election showed that such forces can be defeated, the risk of another populist upset remains real.

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24 марта, 15:32

Problems from Hell

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The political crises now brewing in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia do not just threaten to unleash enormous violence and fuel chronic instability. In the absence of effective international actors and institutions, they could also prove to be irresolvable.

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24 марта, 13:00

The Coming Ban on Nuclear Weapons

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On March 27, the United Nations will start negotiations on an international treaty to ban nuclear weapons. The nuclear weapon states will finally be put to the test: Will they keep their promises to disarm and join the treaty, or will they reject international law and the will of the global community?

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23 марта, 18:00

How Corruption Fuels Climate Change

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After the Paris climate agreement, efforts to combat corruption and global warming must go hand in hand. Corruption ensures that moneyed and powerful interests are free from rules that hold them in check, and it explains why governments have so far fallen short of upholding their commitments to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions.

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23 марта, 17:30

Using Data to Find the Middle Ground

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Today, many policy proposals are immediately identified as either “left-wing” or “right-wing," leaving little room for discussion. But there is a way to bypass such divisiveness: trusting cost-benefit analysis to identify the policies and investments that would have the biggest positive impact on society.

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23 марта, 16:49

A More Dangerous Globalism

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Today's most important political struggle is not between globalists and anti-globalists, but rather between two models of integration: one is multilateral and internationalist; the other is bilateral and imperialist. Throughout the modern age, the world has seesawed between them.

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23 марта, 14:49

A Turkish Thorn in the EU’s Side

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While the EU tries to weather a populist, nationalist storm that threatens its core institutions, some of its most important strategic allies have injected more uncertainty into the current political climate. Chief among them is Turkey, which has now taken an alarming turn away from democratic norms.

23 марта, 13:49

Nationalists and Globalists

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Populism means a politics of the people, juxtaposed against a politics of the elites. But, at least in the US, President Donald Trump’s ideology – which has little to do with traditional Republican conservatism – frames the axis of division not as the many versus the few, but as nationalists versus globalists.

22 марта, 18:49

Trump the Destroyer

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With all the skill of an experienced arsonist, US President Donald Trump is preparing America for a firestorm. Voters who thought they were supporting the only capable firefighter around have been played.

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22 марта, 18:00

The Eurozone is Still Vulnerable

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The eurozone remains fragile and uninsured against the risk of another crisis, not least because it is still vulnerable to asymmetric boom-and-bust cycles. Although reforms that were implemented in response to the last crisis have improved the situation at the aggregate level, efforts to achieve fiscal convergence have failed.

22 марта, 17:00

Mnuchin’s Mission

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US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has so far avoided fulfilling one of Trump’s irrational promises: to label China a currency manipulator. Mnuchin should kill that promise once and for all, by acquainting his boss with reality.