The year 2017 will mark the 40th anniversary of the publication of John Kenneth Galbraith's "The Age of Uncertainty." But if Galbraith were writing the same book in 2017, he probably would call the 1970s the Age of Assurance.
Creating institutions to enhance border security and resettle refugees will require Europe to take another step toward deeper political integration, with decisions made at the EU, not the national, level.
China should start developing stable and liquid financial markets that are not subject to official manipulation. Only then will the international community embrace the renminbi as a proper international and reserve currency.