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    The Policy Debate Europe Needs

    Barry Eichengreen

    How can the eurozone get the fiscal stimulus it needs, and which European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde is urging, in the face of the refusal by some countries, starting with Germany, to run budget deficits? There is a good answer, but it doesn't involve attempting to cicumvent the intent of the ECB's statute.

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Europe for Europe’s Sake

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  4. Dominique Moisi Dominique Moisi

Following Turkey’s spurning of its Western allies in Syria and an abortive NATO summit this month, the transatlantic alliance seems to have hit a new political low. Is French President Emmanuel Macron’s recent lament about NATO’s “brain death” becoming a self-fulfilling prophecy?

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The Sino-American Attrition

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  2. Anne O. Krueger,
  3. Stephen S. Roach,
  4. Dani Rodrik,
  5. Nouriel Roubini,
  6. Arvind Subramanian

Both US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping would benefit from a face-saving deal to end the ongoing trade war. But even if Trump and Xi manage to ease tensions in the short term, the future of the two countries’ economic relationship remains in doubt.

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Trump, Trade, and China

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Half of the world’s population live in cities, and that share is growing rapidly. How can cities expand, maintain services and communities, and be envi… read more