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20 января, 18:12

The Middle East’s Next Moment of Reckoning

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When the Arab Spring erupted in December 2010, advocates for change in the Arab world had reason to be hopeful. But, as we saw in 2016, authoritarianism has returned, and whether that trend can be reversed in 2017 will depend on how well regional and international leaders have absorbed lessons from the recent past.

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20 января, 16:00

Trumping Capitalism?

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Donald Trump’s presidency is a symptom of an interregnum between economic orders – a period that will result in a new balance between state and market. While his administration’s economic policies are unlikely to provide the right answer, they may at least show the world what not to do.

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20 января, 12:49

Trump’s Alternative Ethical Universe

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From the moment Donald Trump entered the US presidential race, the potential for an unprecedented array of ethics violations, stemming from his global business interests, has been a ticking time bomb, set to detonate on January 20, 2017. Boom.

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20 января, 11:52

Can Saudi Arabia Reform Itself?

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In 2017, Saudi Arabia will continue to pursue two key goals: to reduce its economy's dependence on oil revenues and government spending; and to position the Kingdom as a regional hegemon that can meet any threat. The country's transformation will be difficult, but it is necessary, not least for regional stability.

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19 января, 19:13

Populism and the Future of Central Banking

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With populist movements gaining ground, their complaints about independent monetary policymakers could now change the relationship between central banks, treasuries, and legislatures. The question for 2017 is whether that would be a good thing, or whether central-bank independence should be defended against the coming attack.

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19 января, 18:19

Brexit Into Trumpland

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British Prime Minister Theresa May is leading the UK toward a very hard Brexit in 2019 – and potentially off a cliff. Her objectives for negotiating with the EU make clear her intention to prioritize hardline Brexiteers’ demands over the country’s economic interests.

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19 января, 17:30

Taming the Chaebols

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At the heart of South Korea's political turmoil – in which the National Assembly has already the president impeached – is the reciprocal relationship between politicians and the giant family-owned conglomerates that dominate the economy. The government should take this opportunity to dismantle this decades-old system.

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19 января, 16:49

From Economic Analysis to Inclusive Growth

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Developed-economy policymakers are seeking a recipe for inclusive economic growth, whereby high rates of investment and rapid innovation are pursued alongside measures to reduce income inequality. The Scandinavian model is often invoked in support of this approach, but could it really work in a country like the US?

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19 января, 16:19

Hope for Global Health in 2017

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From the bombing of hospitals in conflict zones to the outbreak of the Zika virus, 2016 seemed to be one of unrelenting tragedy for global health. But, buried among all of the bad stories, there were some inspiring developments, including innovative diagnostic tools, new vaccines, and more.

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19 января, 12:05

Breaking the Oil Spell in 2017

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One clear lesson for oil-exporting countries in recent years, and especially in 2016, is that they should be adjusting their public policies to promote innovation and diversify their economies. These countries’ sole growth engine – oil revenues – is running in low gear, and will continue to do so indefinitely.

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18 января, 19:43

Which Way for Emerging Markets in 2017?

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The prevailing economic forecast for 2017 predicts that, under President-elect Donald Trump’s incoming administration, the US will expand its fiscal-stimulus policies, the dollar will strengthen, and emerging markets will suffer. But there are four reasons to doubt the conventional wisdom.

18 января, 19:30

Aligning the West for an Uncertain World

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Just when the West needs alignment among the US, the UK, and the EU, national politics are pulling it apart. There are common forces behind the UK's Brexit referendum, Donald Trump's election in the US, and the rise of nationalism across Europe.