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    The Post-Global Economy

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    Stephen S. Roach, Anne O. Krueger, Dalia Marin, Keun Lee, Andrés Velasco, Dani Rodrik

    Many argue that the combined effects of the 2008 global financial crisis, the COVID-19 pandemic, Sino-American decoupling, and Russia’s war against Ukraine have dealt an irreversible blow to three decades of open trade and burgeoning supply chains. How should policymakers and businesses respond to the apparent demise of globalization, and what new paradigm might replace it?

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    Degeneracy, Depravity, and the New Right

    Slavoj Žižek

    While Kremlin propagandists and the the West's pro-Russian alt-right present themselves as the embodiment of traditional Christian values, their words and actions countenance genocide and glorify sexual violence. By embracing the obscene, they offer an attractive package for chauvinists of all stripes.

    shows how the movement is widening its appeal by openly appealing to adherents' worst impulses.
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    The Republican God That Failed

    Nina L. Khrushcheva considers the implications of Liz Cheney’s primary loss for the GOP and American democracy.
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    American CHIPS Off the Chinese Block

    Anne O. Krueger worries that a new $52 billion subsidy program will undermine competition and innovation in a key industry.
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    Brexit Britain Confronts Reality

    Chris Patten holds out little hope that political leaders will offer voters an honest assessment of the country’s problems.
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    The Belarusian Opposition Is Growing Stronger

    Sławomir Sierakowski cites many examples showing that the country’s democracy movement has been adapting and growing quickly.
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    A Turkish Playbook for Fighting Populism

    Seren Selvin Korkmaz shows how an opposition alliance is threatening President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s autocratic rule.
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    The New Resilience Paradigm

    Anthea Roberts & Jensen Sass explain why we need a new, post-neoliberal policy paradigm that places resilience at its center.
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    Understanding the US-China Rivalry

    Edoardo Campanella reviews five recent books on the recent history, and worrisome future, of the Sino-American relationship.
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  1. American CHIPS Off the Chinese Block
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    American CHIPS Off the Chinese Block

    Aug 18, 2022 Anne O. Krueger worries that a new $52 billion subsidy program will undermine competition and innovation in a key industry.

  2. The Republican God That Failed
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    The Republican God That Failed

    Aug 18, 2022 Nina L. Khrushcheva considers the implications of Liz Cheney’s primary loss for the GOP and American democracy.

  3. A Turkish Playbook for Fighting Populism
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    A Turkish Playbook for Fighting Populism

    Aug 18, 2022 Seren Selvin Korkmaz shows how an opposition alliance is threatening President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s autocratic rule.

  4. Brexit Britain Confronts Reality
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    Brexit Britain Confronts Reality

    Aug 18, 2022 Chris Patten holds out little hope that political leaders will offer voters an honest assessment of the country’s problems.

  5. The Post-Global Economy
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    The Post-Global Economy

    Aug 18, 2022 PS Commentators assess the likely consequences of successive shocks to international trade and supply chains.

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    Understanding the US-China Rivalry

    Edoardo Campanella reviews five recent books on the recent history, and worrisome future, of the Sino-American relationship.
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    The Danger of Nuclear Reactors in War

    Bennett Ramberg shows why the world needs a formal agreement banning attacks on live reactors and related facilities.
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    The World Order After the Ukraine War

    Javier Solana interviewed by Nina L. Khrushcheva

    Russia's invasion of Ukraine upended the post-Cold War order, with consequences that are difficult to discern. How did matters get to this point, and how should world leaders and international institutions navigate what comes next?

    about the historic roots of Russia’s invasion and the future of global security and cooperation.
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    Will US-China Tensions Boil Over?

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    Brahma Chellaney, Bonnie Glaser, Keyu Jin, Joseph S. Nye, Jr., Minxin Pei, Kevin Rudd

    A toxic mix of mutual distrust and rising nationalism – with Taiwan the immediate flash point – has brought Sino-American relations to their lowest point in decades. While neither China nor the United States appears to want a military conflict, we asked PS commentators whether the two powers might nonetheless stumble into one.

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    Howard Davies on forward guidance, central-bank independence, the Volcker Rule, and more

    Howard Davies fears that bringing the current bout of inflation under control will carry high costs, suggests ways monetary policymakers can protect their reputations, defends the UK Treasury from accusations that it is too powerful, and more.
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    Debate: Galbraith vs. Furman on Inflation

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    Jason Furman, James K. Galbraith

    Months of high inflation, both in the United States and globally, have fueled intense debates about both root causes and potential solutions. Here, Jason Furman of Harvard University and James K. Galbraith of the University of Texas, Austin, offer opposing perspectives on what has become the year’s biggest economic-policy challenge.

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Over the past decade, a mix of global shocks and more subtle, creeping trends has exposed the fragility of twenty-first century progress. It remains to be seen whether we are witnessing a new Great Game, a Cold War 2.0, or merely a continuation of past trends. But it is already clear that the international community will need to set some new ground rules, lest it cease being a community at all.

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    Taking Back the Ocean, Inc.

    Alexander Kozul-Wright accuses the United Nations of perpetuating policies that are destroying Earth’s largest biosphere.
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    Confronting the Growing Drought Risk

    Ibrahim Thiaw urges policymakers to get serious about a threat that will only become more severe in the coming decades.
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