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19 июня, 17:14

Italy’s Quadruple Threat to Europe

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Italy's new Five Star Movement/League government has been assuring financial markets that its intentions with respect to the euro and EU fiscal rules are pure. But soothing words will not change the fact that Italy is beset by political and economic crises that could plunge it – and Europe – into the abyss.

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19 июня, 16:36

Are We in a Corporate-Debt Bubble?

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In the decade since the global financial crisis, the value of nonfinancial companies' outstanding bonds has nearly tripled, owing not least to growth in corporate debt in emerging markets. But while a correction seems likely as defaults rise, the broad shift toward bond financing is actually a welcome development.

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19 июня, 16:10

Europe’s Left Turns Right on Immigration

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Europe’s center-left parties are increasingly succumbing to political pressure on immigration. Instead of following in the nationalist right's footsteps, they should pursue a three-pronged strategy that can be popular without being populist.

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19 июня, 13:53

Italy and the Future of Europe

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Following the United Kingdom’s Brexit vote and the rise of populists in Central Europe, does the emergence of a Euroskeptic government in Italy represent a test too far for the European Union? Mark Leonard, Director of the European Council on Foreign Relations, says that all roads for Europe now lead through Rome.Listen to all episodes from your favorite podcast app, and subscribe via Apple Podcasts, SoundCloud, or RSS Feed.

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19 июня, 12:27

Why Markets and Political Scientists Disagree on the G7

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Contrary to the warnings of some political analysts, even after the recent debacle in Canada, the G7 can and will play a role – albeit a less important one – on the global stage. But that does not mean that the summit's failure was cost-free.

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18 июня, 19:35

The Costs of Trade War

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The Trump administration's introduction of sweeping import tariffs on steel and aluminum raises the real possibility of a global trade war. The effects would be felt everywhere, but especially in the world's poorest countries, and everything from the current global recovery to the Sustainable Development Goals could now be in jeopardy.

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18 июня, 19:14

The New Natural World

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Throughout the history of life on Earth, ecological and evolutionary processes have been the means by which the biological world survives environmental change. Instead of automatically resisting such change, environmentalists and conservationists should distinguish between “good change” and “bad change.”

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18 июня, 16:49

Avoiding the Sino-American Technology Trap

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The Trump administration is right to push back against China's violations of world trade rules, particularly with regard to advanced technologies. But US high-tech industries' ability to weather the challenge posed by China will depend less on curbing China’s progress, and more on supporting innovation at home.

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18 июня, 14:52

Energy for the Common Good

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Aristotle famously contrasted two types of knowledge: “techne” (technical know-how) and “phronesis” (practical wisdom). Scientists and engineers have offered the techne to move rapidly from fossil fuels to zero-carbon energy; now we need the phronesis to redirect our politics and economies accordingly.

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18 июня, 14:08

Which Anti-Poverty Policies Work?

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In fighting poverty, we should be skeptical of silver bullets and ensure that every policy, however well intentioned, receives deep scrutiny. That rules out some of the most hyped measures, including most microcredit schemes and debt waivers.

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16 июня, 19:55

The Singapore Summit’s Uncertain Legacy

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Donald Trump’s depiction of his meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un as a great success that solved the nuclear problem could make it tougher to maintain international support for the economic sanctions that are still needed to pressure Kim. Weakening the prospect of achieving one's goals is not the mark of a strong negotiator.

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15 июня, 18:31

Financial Equality for Africa’s Women Farmers

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Sub-Saharan Africa remains one of the world's most gender-unequal regions, a place where perceptions, attitudes, and traditional roles conspire to limit women’s access to healthcare, education, and economic resources. To overcome these obstacles, women need greater access to financial services and farm-related credit.