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България, Балканите и света

Speaking Truth to Power (project-syndicate)

България, балканите и света 24.08.2019   By  Joseph S. Nye, Jr.   Many partisans accused President George W. Bush of lying and pressuring the intelligence community to produce intelligence to justify a war that Bush had already chosen. But the situation was complicated, and to understand the problems of speaking truth to power, we must clear away the myths. CAMBRIDGE – US President Donald Trump’s nomination of John Ratcliffe, a highly partisan Congressman with little international experience, to...   прочети повече

The European Parliament’s Misguided Ambitions (project-syndicate)

България, балканите и света 23.08.2019   By Ana Palacio   The European Union's core institutions are undergoing leadership successions while besieged by well-known internal and external challenges. And yet, at a time when the EU desperately needs to be able to act effectively, it seems simply to be engaging in more political jockeying. MADRID – In moments of political transition, initial signals make all the difference, because they set the tone for the process that follows. As new leaders take over the...   прочети повече

Deeper meanings of the Hong Kong protests. Is China a gamechanger or yet another winner?

България, балканите и света 18.08.2019   By Prof. Anis H. Bajrektarević   Does our history only appear overheated, while it is essentially calmly predetermined? Is it directional or conceivable, dialectic and eclectic or cyclical, and therefore cynical? Surely, our history warns. Does it also provide for a hope? Hence, what is in front of us: destiny or future? Theory loves to teach us that extensive debates on what kind of economic system is most conductive to human wellbeing is what consumed most of our...   прочети повече

Is Von Der Leyen the Leader Europe Needs? (project-syndicate)

България, балканите и света 31.07.2019   By Dominique Moisi   Germany's Ursula von der Leyen is far from being a bad choice to be the next president of the European Commission. Yet, alongside the general sense of relief that EU leaders managed to agree on a candidate, a nagging doubt remains as to whether Europe will really have the best person – and team – at the helm. PARIS – Charles de Gaulle had “a certain idea of France.” But does Ursula von der Leyen, the next president of...   прочети повече

How Europe’s Populists Lost the EU Game of Thrones (project-syndicate)

България, балканите и света 30.07.2019   By Sławomir Sierakowski   In the European Union's leadership negotiations this month, populist governments failed not only to act as spoilers, but also to secure any concessions at all. They now have every reason to worry that they will be held accountable for their routine violations of the rule of law when EU funds are disbursed. WARSAW – The conventional wisdom about European Commission President-elect Ursula von der Leyen’s confirmation by the European...   прочети повече

Which Way Now for the EU? (project-syndicate)

България, балканите и света 29.07.2019   By Kemal Derviş   Calls for Europe to strengthen its “strategic sovereignty” often imply that a more integrated European Union should become the third pillar of a “G3” world alongside the United States and China. But if the EU tries to become a pure power player in a transactional game of realpolitik, Europe’s soft power will weaken. WASHINGTON, DC – With the main European Union institutions preparing for a change of leadership this...   прочети повече

The Crisis of Anglo-American Democracy (project-syndicate)

България, балканите и света 29.07.2019   By Jeffrey D. Sachs   There is an obvious answer to the question of how the world's two oldest and most venerable democracies installed disordered minds in power and enabled them to pursue unpopular policies. But there is also a deeper explanation. NEW YORK – How did the world’s two most venerable and influential democracies – the United Kingdom and the United States – end up with Donald Trump and Boris Johnson at the helm? Trump is not wrong to...   прочети повече

Expanding America’s Expansion (project-syndicate)

България, балканите и света 28.07.2019   By  Laura Tyson , Lenny Mendonca   Having undergone its longest expansion on record, the US economy appears to be thriving. But behind the headline numbers is a more complicated story: wages are growing, but not as fast as they should be; and inequalities based on place, race, gender, and other factors remain unacceptably high. BERKELEY – The United States is enjoying the longest economic expansion on record, surpassing the decade-long growth run between...   прочети повече

Women on Top in the World’s Democracies (project-syndicate)

България, балканите и света 28.07.2019   By Nina L. Khrushcheva   In today’s world, men continue to hold disproportionate power, which they often use in ways that prevent women from gaining more. But, judging by the fast-growing number of women on the political stage – and given that they include fascists, liberals, greens, and socialists – the days of male supremacy are numbered. MOSCOW – US President Donald Trump’s recent declaration that four Democratic congresswomen of...   прочети повече

Can Europe Become a Global Player? (project-syndicate)

България, балканите и света 27.07.2019   By Mark Leonard   As the nominee to serve as the EU's next High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Spanish Foreign Minister Josep Borrell will have an opportunity to update Europe's approach to foreign policy. Chief among the challenges facing the bloc is to reassert its own sovereignty in an age of great-power politics. BERLIN – The last five years have not been kind to the European Union’s foreign-policy prospects. A new great-power...   прочети повече