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THE YEAR AHEAD

Russian President Vladimir Putin and China's President Xi Jinping after a reception following their talks at the Kremlin in Moscow on March 21. China has refused to push back against the Kremlin's invasion of Ukraine, in the hopes that the war would weaken the United States and NATO.
COMMENTARY / The Year Ahead
Dec 11, 2023
Europe’s Chinese new year
The last year has solidified China’s status as one of the most salient foreign-policy challenges facing Europe. But it has been a long time coming.
Members meet for a United Nations Security Council meeting on Ukraine on July 17. Between the carnage in the Middle East and a permanent member of the Security Council waging a war of aggression against its neighbor, there is ample reason to doubt that a consensus on U.N. reform is reachable.
COMMENTARY / The Year Ahead
Dec 31, 2023
The outlook for multilateralism in 2024
What matters most in the coming year is whether global issues can still be addressed simultaneously and in unison.
Republicans have been extraordinarily successful in shaping the electoral battlefield to their advantage and depicting U.S. President Joe Biden as too old.
COMMENTARY / The Year Ahead
Dec 30, 2023
American anxiety builds ahead of 2024 vote
The outcome of next year's election may hinge on the economic outlook, which in turn will partly depend on how the Middle East conflict evolves.
When Chinese President Xi Jinping came to power, he inherited a China that was enjoying prosperity, but also succumbing to gilded-age excesses.
COMMENTARY / The Year Ahead
Dec 29, 2023
The moral of the China story
Even if China is no longer “winning,” it would be short-sighted to dismiss its recent experience as irrelevant.
The Dvorak Dreams project leveraged AI to retrieve, synthesize and extend the legacy of an earlier cultural pioneer.
COMMENTARY / The Year Ahead
Dec 28, 2023
The AI question we should be asking
Artists working with AI can map out a path for the technology’s role across society more broadly.
A Ukrainian soldier looks out from a tank as he holds his position near to the town of Bakhmut, in Ukraine's Donetsk region, on Dec. 13.
COMMENTARY / The Year Ahead
Dec 28, 2023
The battles Ukraine has already won
Many of the nation's key victories began long before Russia’s latest assault.
Next year, U.S. President Joe Biden will seek a mandate to govern into his mid-80s. His likely opponent, former President Donald Trump, is only three years younger.
COMMENTARY / The Year Ahead
Dec 27, 2023
Making or breaking democracy
As 2024 approaches, one milestone looms menacingly on the horizon: The U.S. presidential election on Nov. 5.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World / The Year Ahead
Jan 10, 2023
Testing times ahead for Beijing
Will Chinau2019s ideological doubling down on the state over the market continue to impede its overall economic growth performance?
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World / The Year Ahead
Jan 9, 2023
Bracing for the silver tsunami
Low fertility rates u2014 in the absence of increased immigration u2014 will reduce the working-age population, in turn lowering household consumption and economic growth.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World / The Year Ahead
Jan 9, 2023
Navigating perfect economic storms
Throughout the pandemic, Indonesia has managed to be one of the few countries in the world that sustained its economic performance even through a global aggregate demand shock.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World / The Year Ahead
Jan 7, 2023
Is today’s China yesterday’s Soviet Union?
When Soviet-style totalitarianism ultimately collapsed under the weight of its economic failures, China decided to stay the course. But can Chinau2019s totalitarian experiment last?
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World / The Year Ahead
Jan 6, 2023
Is economic failure an economics failure?
It is clear that an ever-growing number of people hold democratic capitalism in disrepute, and economists along with it. But how much responsibility do economists bear for our ills?
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World / The Year Ahead
Jan 6, 2023
Will central banks do what it takes?
Restoring positive real interest rates u2014 thereby stabilizing inflation u2014 may require monetary policy to be kept tighter for longer than many policymakers seem to expect.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World / The Year Ahead
Jan 5, 2023
The global struggle for tech mastery
The past year offered some old lessons about great-power competition. But it also introduced some new ones about how technology is changing the strategic terrain.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World / The Year Ahead
Jan 5, 2023
A pandemic of debt
With soaring inflation, rising interest rates and the strengthening U.S. dollar compounding their debt-service burdens, a crisis is now unfolding in the developing world.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World / The Year Ahead
Jan 4, 2023
United for humanity
Germany's foreign minister argues that there is no other option than to face the next year with a firm sense of confidence that we can drive change to improve peopleu2019s lives.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World / The Year Ahead
Jan 3, 2023
The return of the end of history
Without political checks and balances, free media and an independent civil society, autocrats do not receive the feedback needed to make wise and competent decisions.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan / The Year Ahead
Jan 2, 2023
The Ukraine war and Asian security
The real question facing leaders across the Indo-Pacific is whether the region can build a structure of peace to prevent national ambitions and hostilities from escalating to open warfare.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World / The Year Ahead
Dec 31, 2022
Resilient trade
Comparative advantage explains the efficiency gains of international trade and specialization. But we have learned that we must also account for the reliability of trade.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World / The Year Ahead
Dec 30, 2022
Consumed by the fog of ‘waronomics’
Owing to the fallout from Russiau2019s invasion of Ukraine, many governments today are acting as if they are also at war.

Longform

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