An index suggests the world is more stable than the news suggests

May 16, 2017, 4:00pm


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2016 was a dismal year for liberal internationalism. Britain voted to leave the European Union; Donald Trump was elected as America’s president and the grip of authoritarians tightened in China, Russia and Turkey.

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