After obtaining China's backing, Vladimir Putin set about realizing his life’s dream of retaking Ukraine, a decision that may backfire on both Moscow and Beijing.
For George Soros's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Global regulation is needed to tame the growing menace that social media giants like Facebook and Google pose to the public and democracy.
Open societies are in crisis, and various forms of closed societies — from fascist dictatorships to mafia states — are on the rise.
Rather than uniting to resist the populist threat they all face, EU member states have played into its hands by becoming increasingly unwilling to cooperate with one another.
Russian President Vladimir Putin's current aim is to foster the EU's disintegration, and the best way to do so is to flood it with Syrian refugees.
Europe needs a comprehensive plan to respond to the growing influx of refugees, rather than each nation responding selfishly focused on its own interests.
There is something fundamentally wrong with EU policy. How else could Putin's Russia have outmaneuvered Ukraine's allies, which used to lead the free world?
The major uncertainty facing the world today, says George Soros, is not the euro but the future direction of China. The growth model that drove China's rapid rise appears to have run out of steam.
Converting all outstanding European government bonds — with the exception of Greece's — into Eurobonds would be by far the best remedy for resolving the euro crisis.
To resolve a crisis in which the impossible has become possible, it is necessary to think the unthinkable. So, to resolve Europe's sovereign-debt crisis, it is now imperative to prepare for the possibility of default and defection from the eurozone by Greece, Portugal and, ...