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July 31 2014

From Project Syndicate RSS-Feed Thu Jul 31 2014, 05:00:00

When the leaders of Mercosur met in Caracas this week, the usual bluster about standing up to imperialism filled the air. But so did the unmistakable scent of decay.

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From Project Syndicate RSS-Feed Thu Jul 31 2014, 05:00:00

In recent years, the UN's commitment to Haiti has helped to reduce the toll of the cholera epidemic that has been ravaging the country since 2010, while promoting security, stability, and human rights. The international community now must step up to support continued progress in these areas.

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From Project Syndicate RSS-Feed Thu Jul 31 2014, 05:00:00

There is no question that Russia will pay a price for its actions in Ukraine. The question for the US and its allies is whether exacting that price will come with a price of its own.

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From Project Syndicate RSS-Feed Thu Jul 31 2014, 05:00:00

Someday, the details of Israel's Operation Protective Edge in Gaza will be investigated and history will be written. But, before that happens, Israel has two moral paths open before it, one of which leads to a very dark place.

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July 30 2014

From Project Syndicate RSS-Feed Wed Jul 30 2014, 05:00:00

Jean-Claude Juncker, the president-elect of the European Commission, wants to mobilize an additional €100 billion for public and private investment each year for the next three years. But, at a time when private income has shrunk and public resources are scarce, plans to stimulate investment should be carefully scrutinized.

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From Project Syndicate RSS-Feed Wed Jul 30 2014, 05:00:00

It is widely agreed that economic development means more than GDP growth. Unless China's leaders upgrade the country's growth strategy to stimulate technological progress and structural transformation, high-income status will continue to elude the world's second-largest economy.

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From Project Syndicate RSS-Feed Wed Jul 30 2014, 05:00:00

The recently concluded Strategic and Economic Dialogue between the US and China was a major disappointment. Most significant, it failed to address an increasingly corrosive trust deficit that poses the most serious threat to Sino-American relations in 25 years.

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July 29 2014

From Project Syndicate RSS-Feed Tue Jul 29 2014, 05:00:00

Since his first address as China's president last year, Xi Jinping has been espousing his goal of advancing the so-called Chinese Dream. But the imperative of addressing the unprecedented amount of debt that China has accumulated in recent years is testing Xi's resolve - and his government is blinking.

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From Project Syndicate RSS-Feed Tue Jul 29 2014, 05:00:00

In a region where crises seem to be the norm, the Middle East's latest cycle of violence suggests something bigger: the beginning of the dissolution of the Arab nation-state, reflected in the fragmentation of Sunni Arabia. And, as state authority weakens, tribal and sectarian allegiances strengthen.

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From Project Syndicate RSS-Feed Tue Jul 29 2014, 05:00:00

In many respects, the ICT revolution has delivered more than it promised - and often in unpredictable ways. And yet most people, though enjoying easy access to technology and low prices, have lost ground, with real wages falling for many years.

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