Gideon Rachman comments that while European Central Bank President Mario Draghi's recent promise of "unlimited" purchases of sovereign bonds will help save the beleaguered euro, it will also bring increased political and economic unhappiness in Europe.
Salvatore Rossi, member of the governing board and deputy director general of the Bank of Italy, discusses the Eurozone crisis, the likely European Central Bank response, and the future of the Italian economy.
Wolfgang Münchau writes that despite isolating himself from his peers in the European Central Bank, Jens Weidmann, president of the Deutsche Bundesbank, is actually winning the debate about future ECB policy.
George Soros explains the events that led to the recent bond purchase announcement by the European Central Bank solidifying its commitment to do whatever it takes to save the euro, and discusses the larger political implications this decision will have for the future of the European Union.
The ongoing eurozone debt crisis continues to threaten the future of the single currency, even as European policymakers work to forge a closer political and fiscal union, explains this CFR Issue Guide.
Amartya Sen writes: "Europe has been extraordinarily important for the world, which has learned so much from it. It can remain globally important by setting its own house in order--economically, politically, and socially. The first step is to understand properly, with some clarity, the policy challenges that Europe faces today. A failure to do so will reverberate far beyond Europe's own borders."
Authors: Benn Steil and Dinah Walker Financial News
Benn Steil's column in Dow Jones' Financial News, co-authored with Dinah Walker, provides new evidence highlighting the endemic flaws in LIBOR as both a benchmark for setting market lending rates and a central-bank metric for judging policy effectiveness.
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The authors argue that the United States has responded inadequately to the rise of Chinese power and recommend placing less strategic emphasis on the goal of integrating China into the international system and more on balancing China's rise.
Campbell evaluates the implications of the Boko Haram insurgency and recommends that the United States support Nigerian efforts to address the drivers of Boko Haram, such as poverty and corruption, and to foster stronger ties with Nigerian civil society.
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