Europe Should Let Italy Win
It’s time for Brussels to grab the wheel in the game of chicken over Rome’s budget.
U.S. to Allow Some Iranian Oil Sales—For Now
With sanctions kicking in Monday, the administration still aims for zero oil exports from Iran but wants to avoid spiking price of crude.
Investors Love Bolsonaro. Can He Deliver?
Markets are soaring ahead of Brazil’s runoff election—on what may turn out to be mere wishful thinking.
‘This Is an Existential Test of the Eurozone’
Economic historian Adam Tooze assesses the Italian crisis—and the prospects for a global collapse.
Can the U.S. Make Oil Sanctions on Iran Work?
Given pushback from friends and foes, Trump’s goal of zero Iranian exports is still far off.
The Hope at the Heart of the Apocalyptic Climate Change Report
Along with their latest dire predictions, the world’s leading climate scientists offered a new path forward—but will anyone take it?
African Governments Are Paying for the World Bank’s Mauritius Miracle
Ghost offices on the small island provide legal but questionable means of siphoning tax dollars away from poor countries and into the pockets of the global elite.
Britain Isn’t Just Losing Brexit. Europe Is Winning It.
Businesses are leaving the United Kingdom because of its economic uncertainty—and because Dublin, Paris, and Frankfurt are more attractive anyway.
The Democratic Unionist Party Isn’t Bluffing on Brexit. It’s Being ‘Thran.’
The small Northern Irish party that props up the British government has a history of belligerence and brinkmanship. But ultimately it will blink.
ISIS’s New Plans to Get Rich and Wreak Havoc
The terrorist organization has lost almost all its territory but has found new ways to make vast sums of money.
The Road to Tehran Runs Through Oslo
Norway—and Oman—can help end the impasse over Iran sanctions by creating an externally-managed and guaranteed oil fund.
It’s No Longer Just a Trade War Between the U.S. and China
Vice President Pence’s fierce attack and allegations of tech spying escalate the conflict.
Tougher U.S. Sanctions Will Enrich Iran’s Revolutionary Guards
As the economic noose tightens on the Iranian economy, smugglers will thrive and the IRGC will be the first to profit.
Is the Trade War About to Become a Currency War?
Some experts figure Beijing might risk further driving down the renminbi against the dollar.
The World’s First Immigration Economy
Australia’s economy is addicted to immigration, requiring ever-increasing infusions of new people to stave off an inevitable collapse.
A No-Deal Brexit Will Destroy the British Economy
The magical wing of the Conservative Party believes that Britain can crash out of the European Union painlessly. It is leading the country into a recession.
Is Trump Mainly Rebranding NAFTA?
The economic impact—and political future—of the '94 trade deal's successor is utterly unclear.
The Paris Accord Won’t Stop Global Warming on Its Own
The world needs a new alliance of green economic powers to create a low-carbon economic zone.
Narendra Modi Is No Populist
His economic reforms have already put the Indian economy on stronger footing, and his welfare schemes have given him the buy-in he needs.
Slow Down, Emmanuel Macron!
The French president is looking toward the future—but his country feels left behind.