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Pierpaolo Barbieri

Pierpaolo Barbieri

Former Ernest May Fellow in History and Policy, International Security Program, 2011–2013

 

 

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2012 (continued)

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May 23, 2012

"Greeks Prefer Europe to its Own Politicians"

Op-Ed, CNN.com

By Pierpaolo Barbieri, Former Ernest May Fellow in History and Policy, International Security Program, 2011–2013

"From the perspective of Brussels and Berlin, maddening though Athens may be, there is no alternative but to double down on Greece — because a Greek exit would have huge ripple effects through all the Mediterranean economies (and their banking systems). More importantly, structural reform is still worth pursuing — opening up the professions, reforming the public sector, and liberalizing an economy that only benefits insiders are laudable goals."

 

 

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May 2, 2012

"Merkel Can Achieve Fiscal Union in Europe"

Op-Ed, Financial Times

By Niall Ferguson, Member of the Board, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and Pierpaolo Barbieri, Former Ernest May Fellow in History and Policy, International Security Program, 2011–2013

"Europe's monetary union is neither the joint checking account of a dysfunctional family nor a latter-day gold standard. It was always meant to be a staging post on the road to a federal Europe. Today the biggest threat to its survival is no longer the economic consequences of austerity; it is the political consequences, in the form of populist, anti-European, usually xenophobic fringe parties. Almost everywhere but Germany, such parties are gaining support."

 

 

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April 21, 2012

"Why Americans Should Hope that Nicolas Sarkozy Gets Re-Elected"

Op-Ed, The New Republic

By Pierpaolo Barbieri, Former Ernest May Fellow in History and Policy, International Security Program, 2011–2013

"The twin dangers of a Sarkozy defeat, then, are withdrawal from effective transatlantic cooperation and the loss of a key partner for Germany in the solving of the Eurozone crisis."

 

 

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April 19, 2012

"The Tragedy of Argentina"

Op-Ed, Wall Street Journal

By Pierpaolo Barbieri, Former Ernest May Fellow in History and Policy, International Security Program, 2011–2013

"...Athens has a choice: It can press on with painful but ultimately necessary structural reform, or it can go the Argentine route. It should beware, however, that exit from the euro is likely to bring back the cycle of inflation and instability. Argentina is a reminder of the past Greece escaped, and a future it would be well advised to avoid."

 

 

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January 30, 2012

"A Tale of Two Technocracies: The Diverging Paths of Europe's Crisis Countries"

Op-Ed, The New Republic

By Pierpaolo Barbieri, Former Ernest May Fellow in History and Policy, International Security Program, 2011–2013

"The technocrat efforts of Monti and Papademos reflect the stated desire of their respective electorates for further European integration and stability. Indeed, all Europeans want to avoid a shipwreck that tears apart the continent's paramount political project."

 

2011

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December 13, 2011

"The Rumors of the Euro's Demise Are Greatly Exaggerated"

Op-Ed, The New Republic

By Pierpaolo Barbieri, Former Ernest May Fellow in History and Policy, International Security Program, 2011–2013

"Many expect political will to founder in those countries that are underwriting the bailouts—namely France and Germany. Provided one reads between the lines of domestic politics, however, there is no wavering in their commitment to European integration in general and the euro in particular."

 

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