Beyond the Traditional Family

Last month, Pope Francis traveled to Abu Dhabi, where he met Ahmed el-Tayeb, the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar (Al-Azhar University is the leading Sunni...

Paying for the Welfare State Without Raising Taxes

The current value of the US government’s unfunded pension and Medicare liabilities is $46.7 trillion, or roughly two and a half times US GDP....

Fighting Climate Change Means Fighting Organized Crime

As the world’s largest terrestrial carbon sink, the Amazon is a key front in the fight against climate change. But it is also host...

Growing Risk of a 2020 Recession and Crisis

Last summer, my colleague Brunello Rosa and I identified ten potential downside risks that could trigger a US and global recession in 2020. Nine...

Democracy versus Disinformation

These are difficult days for liberal democracy. But of all the threats that have arisen in recent years — populism, nationalism, illiberalism — one...

Bad News for the World’s Poorest

The global economic mood is souring. At their meeting in Fukuoka, Japan, earlier this month, G20 finance ministers and central bank governors warned that...

Turning Brexit Into a Celebration of Democracy

Discontent without end looms over Britain. Leavers and Remainers are equally despondent. Her Majesty’s Government and the Labour opposition are equally divided. The United...

Governing a Digitally Networked World

Governments built the current systems and institutions of international cooperation to address nineteenth- and twentieth-century problems. But in today’s complex and fast-paced digital world,...

From Yellow Vests to the Green New Deal

It is old news that large segments of society have become deeply unhappy with what they see as ‘the establishment’, especially the political class....

Bad News for Women

Nancy Pelosi is the highest-ranking elected female politician in the history of the United States. Theresa May is only the second female British prime...

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