International

09/28/2016 - 3:00pm

    Over the past couple decades, the Bank of Japan has tried time and again to get interest rates up from zero, only to discover that the zero bound has a peculiarly strong gravitational pull. Although I hope the new measures it announced this week will help, its past experience holds an important lesson for central banks everywhere.

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09/09/2016 - 2:00pm

    On the morning of July 20, the idyllic calm of Kiev's leafy center was shattered. A bomb planted beneath award-winning journalist Pavel Sheremet's red Subaru exploded, killing him instantly and raining down fiery debris on the quiet boulevard. Triggered by remote control, the assassination was...

09/09/2016 - 9:00am

    Barack Obama took office in 2009 with two big personal priorities in foreign policy: the limitation of nuclear weapons and the cause of Palestinian statehood. This summer the president has been weighing a flurry of possible last-minute actions to cement his legacy on nukes, including a U.N. resolution...

09/07/2016 - 3:00pm

    Give me your extreme-vetted, your ideologically certified, your elite. Send only the smartest, the best-connected, the richest to our shores. No losers, no freethinkers, and no ugly people, please.

    In the...

09/07/2016 - 2:00pm

    President Vladimir Putin is watching the U.S. election campaign with a mixture of irony, disgust and imperfect understanding. Just as American presidents and senators are not well-versed in Russian politics, Putin, too, is no expert on foreign arenas. He regards the...

09/07/2016 - 1:00pm

    When world leaders touch down in early September in the city of Hangzhou for this year's G-20 leaders' summit, which China will they see? The one of glossy skylines, enviable growth statistics, and perfectly choreographed diplomatic exchanges? Or the one in...

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