UK still has vital role to play in Europe

If Britain remains in bloc it should take a leadership position, writes Radek Sikorski

Asteroid mining is not science fiction

Manufacturing objects in orbit could be more economic than making them down here, writes Clive Cookson

Merkel’s policy harms the displaced more

Enabling refugees to lead a normal life ought to be a core duty, writes Paul Collier

Messy aftermath of the Fed’s mistake

Few dispute that an opportunity to raise rates was missed in 2014, writes Danielle DiMartino Booth

Catastrophe is close for Venezuela

A disorderly default on an Argentine scale is almost inevitable, writes Ricardo Hausmann

Transatlantic privacy shield could yet be pierced

American firms are finding out how complex the European system is, writes Abraham Newman

The Zika virus and the contagion of fear

We must break the pattern of responding to each pandemic as it occurs, writes Peter Sands

Mobile merger that threatens competition

A combined Three/O2 would shift balance of power between networks and retailers, writes Sharon White

Capital controls will not cure China’s ills

The government should make a real commitment to supply-side reforms, writes Eswar Prasad

Osborne’s treacherous route to No 10

The UK chancellor’s leadership ambitions are fuelling the Google tax feud, writes Paul Goodman

Something rotten in the state of Denmark

The ‘jewellery law’ is an ill-conceived attempt to manage the flow of refugees, writes Bo Lidegaard

Google, Europe and the pursuit of tax

Policymakers should be asking why young engineers head to Silicon Valley, writes Michael Moritz

Hardline secularism will not help France

Laïcité has gained exclusivist undertones and is used to monitor Muslims, writes Sudhir Hazareesingh

Europe’s new right seem like the old left

Nationalist parties are winning votes by adopting ‘leftwing’ ideas, writes Anne Applebaum

There is nothing to fear from AI machines

No AI Godzilla will enslave us. We should focus on the real challenges, says Luciano Floridi

Diplomacy can work in today’s world

A return to jointly managed stability would be good for all, writes Wolfgang Ischinger

Reasons for Russia’s rouble rollercoaster

Moscow has to work at structural reform and a stronger rule of law, writes Sergei Guriev

Banks must pay for justice

We should follow the example of employment tribunals, writes Richard Samuel

Past holds key to Europe’s survival

Thinking about EU evolution is near impossible yet never has it been more vital, writes Mark Mazower

Blunt weapon of sanctions needs some oil

Potential targets like Russia are thinking hard about how to evade penalties, writes Bronwen Maddox

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