Posts con el tag ‘Debate’

“The Coming Eurozone Austerity Battle”

Article published in the Council on Foreign Relations on “The Coming Eurozone Battle”. Certainly the Great Debate taking place this week:

Recent elections in France and Greece pose significant challenges to the strict economic austerity policies Germany has called for in response to the eurozone sovereign debt crisis. Still, Germany has resolutely rebuffed any efforts to alter the European fiscal compact agreed to late last year, explains CFR’s Sebastian Mallaby. “There’s a battle coming up between Hollande and his European partners as to quite what a growth agenda might mean,” he says. At the same time, the political situation in Greece is “more potentially cataclysmic in its consequences,” Mallaby argues, because it could not only signal a Greek exit from the eurozone, but also undermine European financial institutions and facilitate further sovereign debt contagion.

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Debating the Transatlantic Alliance with Miliband

This week I joined former British Foreign Secretary David Miliband at a John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum at Harvard Kennedy School to debate the transatlantic alliance and its handling of issues including Afghanistan and Iran.

We took part in a series of events and master classes during Europe Week, organized by the Future of Diplomacy Project in the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. And visited the Kennedy School as Fisher Family Fellows.

R. Nicholas Burns, director of the Future of Diplomacy Project and professor of the practice of diplomacy and international Politics, moderated the JFK Jr. Forum discussion with me and Miliband on Tuesday, April 3.

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