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Adam Michnik

Adam Michnik

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Adam Michnik, a leader of Solidarity in 1989 and a participant in the round table talks that ended communist rule in Poland, is Editor-in-Chief of Gazeta Wyborcza.

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  1. The Redemocratization of Poland
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    The Redemocratization of Poland

    Jan 26, 2024 Adam Michnik interviewed by Irena Grudzińska Gross about the challenges of overcoming eight years of populist misrule.

  2. The View from Poland
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    The View from Poland

    Jun 9, 2023 Adam Michnik interviewed by Irena Grudzińska Gross about recent domestic and geopolitical developments that will shape the country's future.

  3. Putin Must Not Win
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    Putin Must Not Win

    Oct 17, 2022 Adam Michnik interviewed by Irena Grudzińska Gross about the critical importance of not submitting to the Russian president’s nuclear threats.

  4. Putin’s Historic Blunder
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    Putin’s Historic Blunder

    Jun 3, 2022 Adam Michnik interviewed by Irena Grudzińska Gross about the anachronistic thinking that led the Russian president to launch his ill-fated invasion.

  5. What Moves Putin?
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    What Moves Putin?

    Feb 7, 2022 Adam Michnik interviewed by Irena Grudzińska Gross about the deep sources of Russia's aggression against Ukraine.

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    When Women Win, the World Wins

    Indermit Gill & Tea Trumbic share new findings suggesting that some of the progress made toward gender equality has been overestimated.
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    The Case for a European Public-Goods Fund

    Age Bakker, et al. propose a new financing tool to support green and digital investments across the European Union.
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    What Does Trump Mean for the Climate?

    Gernot Wagner doubts that a change of power in the United States would derail the long-term trends that really matter.
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    What’s Behind the US Stock-Market Disconnect?

    Kenneth Rogoff

    Buoyed by the artificial-intelligence boom, the US stock market is breaking records with no apparent end in sight. But given the significant challenges and uncertainties facing the American economy regardless of who occupies the White House in 2025, there is little reason to believe that the current rally can last.

    warns that investors are underestimating the severity of the threat to American democracy.
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    Carbon Credits Hold the Key to Combating Deforestation

    Roselyn Fosuah Adjei explains how nature-based offsets could help reduce emissions and benefit local communities.
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    Alexei Navalny Did Not Die for Nothing

    Ian Buruma

    The Russian opposition leader faced a dilemma that all dissenters in authoritarian states must grapple with: live in exile and fade into obscurity, or confront an oppressive regime and risk imprisonment and torture. Navalny’s choice – and the price he paid for making it – will inspire dissidents for generations to come.

    highlights the crucial role of political martyrs in inspiring resistance to oppressive regimes.
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    The Submergence of Emerging Markets

    Andrés Velasco worries that major middle-income economies are facing a prolonged slowdown, jeopardizing global convergence.
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    How AI Could Reshape Medicine

    Junaid Nabi highlights the new technology’s potential to transform how we diagnose, treat, and prevent diseases.
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    Making Bretton Woods Work for Africa

    Hippolyte Fofack envisions a reformed global financial architecture that provides equal access to long-term patient capital.

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