Putin is the model of economic sobriety

His strategy is all defence and no offence, bringing stability but not growth, writes Ruchir Sharma

America ignores Pakistan at its peril

Strategic imperative for improved relations between the two countries is clear, says John McCain

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Bank regulators, be wary

Basel committee takes aim at traditional lending and the response is ferocious, writes Simon Samuels

India reform is unfinished business

Modi needs to shake-up regulatory bodies, the police and the legal process, writes Gaurav Dalmia

Brexit: London can safeguard its status

A financial centre is created over time and the process is complex, writes Saskia Sassen

The mortal threat to Labour

The party’s future is uncertain as it loses touch with the working class, writes Jon Cruddas

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New York’s glory in grass and steel

Former mayor helped city regain its connection to the water, writes Philip Delves Broughton

Masayoshi Son: The unrepentant visionary

Someone who can think 30 years ahead, write Kana Inagaki, Leo Lewis and Arash Massoudi

Pakistan’s fatal obsession with dishonour

The state hounds half of its people, patrolling behaviour, speech and lifestyle, writes Fatima Bhutto

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Brexit lessons from Norway

EEA membership works for Norwegians but might not for the British, says Karen Helene Ulltveit-Moe

May needs to take shareholders with her

The public mood is clear — change has to happen, writes Philip Augar

Anger and paranoia in Turkey

The putschists counted on support from AKP opponents — they were mistaken, says Elif Shafak

The limits of UK industrial strategy

May should beware the unintended consequences of state intervention, writes Geoffrey Owen

The Cameron paradox: redrawing UK politics

The end of one-party government in Westminster is edging closer, writes Nick Clegg

The best economists have dirty shoes

When pure data will not crack it . . . use ‘ground truth’ too, writes Sarah O’Connor

Putin says to the world: you are as bad

The Kremlin falls back on tropes essential to the president’s power, writes Peter Pomerantsev

A failed coup casts a shadow over Turkey

A key regional power must remain secular and democratic, writes Peter Westmacott

Europe could have flexible forms of union

In a world of nearly 200 states, regional orders will be more important, writes Anne-Marie Slaughter

Brexit uncertainty justifies a lower rate

There should be an immediate cut and extra measures, writes Gertjan Vlieghe

Leaders must make case for globalisation

States can co-operate on trade without sacrificing national identities, writes Gordon Brown

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