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How the Euro Divided Europe

When eurozone finance ministers recently issued a joint paean to the single currency on the occasion of the twentieth anniversary of the introduction of euro banknotes and coins, something remarkable happened: Nothing. No one joined in the celebrations, and no one cared enough to dissent.

20 January 2022
YANIS VAROUFAKIS
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10 Ideas to Fix Democracy

Foreign Policy brought together 10 prominent thinkers to share their most important fixes to reform the workings of democracy, defend it against its enemies at home and abroad, and ensure it survives and thrives by better serving the people it governs.

20 January 2022
L. DRUTMAN, T. HENDRIK ILVES, Y. MOUNK, E. PORTER, A. FOGH RAS
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Asia's Emissions-Reduction Plan for the World

By significantly shortening the life of Asia’s coal-fired power plants, the new Energy Transition Mechanism will unlock new investment in sustainable and renewable sources of power. This model will help to solve the region’s climate challenges, and can potentially be scaled and exported around the world.

19 January 2022
MASATSUGU ASAKAWA ,SRI MULYANI INDRAWATI ,CARLOS DOMINGUEZ
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Putin to Ukraine: ‘Marry Me or I'll Kill You’

The last thing that Putin wants is a thriving Ukraine that joins the European Union and develops its people and economy beyond Putin’s underperforming, autocratic Russia. He wants Ukraine to fail, the E.U. to fracture and America to have Donald Trump as president for life so we'll be in permanent chaos. He’s rather pathetic — but also armed and dangerous.

18 January 2022
Thomas L. Friedman
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In an era of right wing populism, we cannot destroy democracy in order to save it?

Democracy isn’t an institution – it’s a practice that becomes stronger through use. The key to defeating Trump lies in mobilising ordinary people to articulate their real needs

18 January 2022
Jeff Sparrow
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America Doesn’t Control the Forever Wars

The characteristics shared by early modern and contemporary states as well as other political entities contribute to lingering conflicts, chronic conflicts, and recurrent conflicts. What Biden or anyone else wants may not be as relevant as the deeper structural factors that shape states’ actions.

15 January 2022
Lucian Staiano-Daniels
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To Fight Covid, We Need to Think Less Like Doctors

Caring for an individual and protecting a population require different priorities, practices and ways of thinking. While it may sound counterintuitive, to heal the country and put our Covid-19 response on the right track, we need to think less like doctors.

14 January 2022
Aaron E. Carroll
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How Democracy Can Defeat Autocracy

The conventional wisdom these days is that autocracy is ascendant and democracy is on the decline. But the superficial appeal of the rise-of-autocracy thesis belies a more complex reality—and a bleaker future for autocrats

13 January 2022
Kenneth Roth
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Boris Johnson’s Watergate

Britain’s “minister of chaos” may be forced from office for—what else?—partying on the job. Whether he likes it or not, Johnson is now the evil king in the great Partygate scandal. That story has been written. As such, he is now close to his end, for the sake of a national rebirth from this sordid tale of contempt.

13 January 2022
Tom McTague
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Submerged by COVID

Major economic forecasters like J.P. Morgan and S&P Global Ratings are painting a rosy picture of emerging markets’ growth prospects this year. But there are multiple reasons to believe that the consensus view will soon prove to be unsustainable.

12 January 2022
BARRY EICHENGREEN
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