December 30, 2012

The Elections That Will Define 2013

Doug Saunders, Globe and Mail

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Officially, the grand narrative of 2013 will be shaped by a series of important national elections. What unites these votes, however, is the deep disconnect between the fast-changing world and the stagnant electoral choices.

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December 24, 2012
2013: Beginning of America's Decline
Simon Johnson, Bloomberg
"A modest man," Winston Churchill supposedly quipped about Clement Attlee, his successor as prime minister, "but then he has so much to be modest about." We should say the same about economists, particularly their ability to... more ››
December 28, 2012
Ten Conflicts to Watch in 2013
Louise Arbour, Foreign Policy
  Every year, around the world, old conflicts worsen, new ones emerge and, occasionally, some situations improve. There is no shortage of storm clouds looming over 2013: Once again, hotspots old and new will present a... more ››
December 18, 2012
Inevitable Return of Europe's Crisis
Nouriel Roubini, Project Syndicate
The risks facing the eurozone have been reduced since the summer, when a Greek exit looked imminent and borrowing costs for Spain and Italy reached new and unsustainable heights. But, while financial strains have since eased,... more ››
December 23, 2012
Silvio Berlusconi Stumbles
Boston Herald
Politics doesn’t get any nuttier than in Italy, but there is good news. The buffoonish former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is polling badly and seems to realize his bid for a fifth term is going nowhere. more ››
December 25, 2012
Independence Feels Viable to Euro Secessionists
Henry Chu, LA Times
The European Union has created the very conditions that make breaking away seem possible for disaffected regions like Venice, Scotland or Catalonia. more ››