- Michael A. Fitts and Amy Gadsden
Michael A. Fitts is Dean and Amy Gadsden is Associate Dean for International Affairs at the University of Pennsylvania Law School.
PHILADELPHIA – A last-minute deal between the United States and China may afford human-rights lawyer and activist Chen Guangcheng the opportunity to enroll in law school [...]
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- Michael A. Fitts and Amy Gadsden
- Javier Solana
Javier Solana, a former EU High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy and former Secretary-General of NATO, is currently Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution and President of the ESADE Center for Global Economy and Geopolitics.
MADRID – Just three days before his return to the Kremlin as [...]
- Joseph E. Stiglitz
Joseph E. Stiglitz is University Professor at Columbia University, a Nobel laureate in economics, and the author of Freefall: Free Markets and the Sinking of the Global Economy.
NEW YORK – Every year, millions of people die from preventable and treatable diseases, especially in poor countries. In many cases, lifesaving medicines [...]
- Mohamed A. El-Erian
Mohamed A. El-Erian is CEO and co-CIO of PIMCO, and author of When Markets Collide.
SEATTLE – Greece is following the road taken by several other crisis-ridden emerging economies over the past 30 years. Indeed, as I argued earlier this year, there are stunning similarities between this once-proud eurozone member and [...]
- Jaswant Singh
Jaswant Singh, a former Indian finance minister, foreign minister, and defense minister, is the author of Jinnah: India – Partition – Independence.
NEW DELHI – On her recent trip to China, Bangladesh, and India, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was eager to trumpet America’s “New Silk Road” strategy, which she unveiled [...]
- Zaki Laidi
Zaki Laïdi is Professor of International Relations at Institut d’études politiques de Paris (Sciences-Po).
PARIS – For better or worse, Europe is now engaged in an insurrection against the fiscal pact condemning European Union member countries to austerity without growth. Will it take a military coup to acknowledge that the situation is [...]
- Christopher R. Hill
Christopher R. Hill, former US Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia, was US Ambassador to Iraq, South Korea, Macedonia, and Poland, US special envoy for Kosovo, a negotiator of the Dayton Peace Accords, and chief US negotiator with North Korea from 2005-2009. He is now Dean of [...]
- Jeffrey Frankel
Jeffrey Frankel is Professor of Capital Formation and Growth at Harvard University.
CAMBRIDGE – It is with regret that we announce the death of inflation targeting. The monetary-policy regime, known as IT to friends, evidently passed away in September 2008. The lack of an official announcement until now attests to the [...]
- Ian Bremmer
Ian Bremmer is President of Eurasia Group and author of Every Nation for Itself: Winners and Losers in a G-Zero World.
NEW YORK – The 2008 financial crisis marked the end of the global order as we knew it. In advance of the upcoming G-8 summit, it is impossible to overlook the [...]
- Vishakha N. Desai and Astrid S. Tuminez
Astrid S. Tuminez is Vice-Dean (Research) of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore. Vishakha N. Desai is President of Asia Society. They have just released Rising to the Top? A Report on Women’s Leadership in Asia.
SHANGHAI – Everyone’s eyes on [...]
- Kemal Dervi?
Kemal Dervis, a former minister of economic affairs in Turkey, administrator of the United Nations Development Program and vice president of the World Bank, is currently Vice President of the Brookings Institution.
WASHINGTON, DC – The eurozone crisis unfolded primarily as a sovereign-debt crisis mostly on its southern periphery, with [...]
- Anders Fogh Rasmussen
Anders Fogh Rasmussen is Secretary-General of NATO.
BRUSSELS – Many years ago, I took my children to visit the sites of the D-Day landings in Normandy. I wanted them to understand the sacrifices that others had made so that Europe and North America could enjoy the benefits of life, liberty, [...]
- Dani Rodrik
Dani Rodrik, Professor of International Political Economy at Harvard University, is the author of The Globalization Paradox: Democracy and the Future of the World Economy.
CAMBRIDGE – Jim Yong Kim’s appointment as World Bank president may have been predictable, given the long-standing tradition that renders the selection an American prerogative. But even [...]
- Karl-Heinz Kamp
Karl-Heinz Kamp is Research Director of the NATO Defense College in Rome. The views expressed here are his own.
ROME – This month, NATO will hold its next summit in Chicago. Unlike European Union summits, which take place almost monthly, NATO’s are infrequent. This helps to explain the inflated rhetoric that [...]
- Noeleen Heyzer
Noeleen Heyzer is Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Secretary of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific.
BANGKOK – Uncertainty and volatility have quickly become the “new normal” of the global economy. For several reasons, this turbulent external environment poses the most significant threat [...]
- Noëlle Lenoir
Noëlle Lenoir, a former French minister of European affairs, was the first woman appointed as a Justice on the French Constitutional Court. She is President of the Cercle des Européens, a European think tank, and a partner in the Paris law firm Kramer, Levin, Naftalis & Frankel.
PARIS – When [...]
- Ana Palacio
Ana Palacio is a former Spanish foreign minister and former Senior Vice President and General Counsel of the World Bank.
MADRID – The triumph of democracy and market-based economics – the “End of History,” as the American political philosopher Francis Fukuyama famously called it – which was proclaimed to be inevitable with [...]
- Martin Schulz
Martin Schulz is President of the European Parliament.
BRUSSELS – Rarely has an election resonated so widely across the European Union as the French presidential ballot has done. Rarely has a leadership change in one EU member state created expectations of a real policy shift.
Remarkably, a new European demos and public [...]