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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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Polish Democracy in the Crosshairs
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    Polish Democracy in the Crosshairs

    Feb 16, 2021 Adam Michnik explains why the country's besieged independent media outlets have resorted to a protest of silence.

  5. Belarus’s Revolution of Dignity
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    Belarus’s Revolution of Dignity

    Aug 21, 2020 Adam Michnik interviewed by Sławomir Sierakowski about the mass protests against the Lukashenko regime triggered by the fraudulent election on August 9.

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    The Economics of Mainstreaming Climate Action

    Jean Pisani-Ferry & Selma Mahfouz identify the risks and short-term costs associated with the energy transition over the next decade.
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    Killing Twitter

    Antara Haldar explains what Elon Musk fundamentally misunderstands about the platform – and about free speech.
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    The Napoleons of Big Tech

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    Recent events in the technology sector suggest that investors and lenders should be demanding a premium to cover the risk that a star entrepreneur will become an egomaniacal dictator. With each business cycle, it seems, old lessons must be relearned.

    sees in the industry’s harsh reckoning this year lessons that apparently can’t be learned often enough.
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    The Crypto Emperor’s New Clothes

    The collapse of several crypto platforms this year – including the spectacular crash of the second-largest cryptocurrency exchange, FTX – has raised fundamental questions about the credibility of a digital innovation once hailed as the key to democratizing finance. Has crypto finally been exposed as a scam, or will a new, stronger crypto industry emerge from the current turmoil?

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    The Climate Crisis Is Also a Health Crisis

    Seth Berkley & Werner Hoyer explain why global leaders must urgently introduce equitable pandemic-response mechanisms.
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    Rishi Sunak’s Daunting Challenge

    Chris Patten urges the UK prime minister to join the battle for the soul of the Conservative Party after a disastrous year.
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    Russia’s Financial Crisis Must Come Sooner

    Simon Johnson shows why a low price cap for the country’s crude exports would render the Kremlin’s war economy untenable.
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    QE with Chinese Characteristics?

    Andrew Sheng & Xiao Geng urge China to use monetary policy to tackle some of the biggest challenges it faces.
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    Why Europe and Latin America Need Each Other

    Josep Borrell urges European Union and Latin American leaders to revive momentum toward a long-overdue trade agreement.

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