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Succession in South Sudan

America’s greatest success story in Africa has degenerated into its biggest failure.

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The Bidenomics Revolution

If he succeeds, the president will cast 40 years of economic doctrine on history’s ash heap. But that’s a big if.

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Why Cryptocurrency Is Crazy—Like a Fox

Bitcoin’s already aging out, and central banks may lose in the race against whatever comes next.

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The Reluctant Firewall

Can the Obama administration afford to sit on the sidelines while the European economic crisis worsens?

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Bitter Medicine

Bailing out the banks may be hard to stomach, but it's the only way to prevent a global economy predicated on financial institutions from plunging into recession.

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It’s the Politics, Stupid

The eurozone crisis isn't about debt or deficits -- it's about a dysfunctional political system.

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A Bridge to Nowhere

The Brussels plan is a decent stopgap. But if Europe's countries in crisis can't hold out long enough to start growing their economies again, it won't matter.

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Interview: Larry Summers

Foreign Policy speaks with President Barack Obama's former top economic advisor about how European leaders can break their cycle of crisis summits -- and how vulnerable America is if it all spirals out of control.

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The Last Hope for Redemption

If European policymakers really do care about saving the monetary union, they're going to have to stop talking -- and start issuing Eurobonds.

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Downward Spiral

Europe's crisis is morphing again -- for the third time in only 12 months -- and the implications for the global economy are even more complex, unsettling, and troubling.

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Where There’s a Will…

If the founding members of the eurozone don't get their acts together, the euro will collapse.

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The Icarus Zone

Never before has a monetary union been so full of anticipation and hype. Should we have known that the euro would buckle?

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An Exorbitant Burden

Why keeping the dollar as the world's reserve currency is a massive drag on the struggling U.S. economy.

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