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Alexander Etkind

Alexander Etkind

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Alexander Etkind, a former reader in Russian Literature and Cultural History at King’s College, Cambridge, is a professor of history at the European University Institute in Florence.

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  1. Russia’s Preemptive Counter-Revolution
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    Russia’s Preemptive Counter-Revolution

    Jan 27, 2015 Alexander Etkind rebuts the view that Vladimir Putin's regime reflects Russian tradition or national character.

  2. No Country for Young Oligarchs
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    No Country for Young Oligarchs

    Oct 5, 2011 Alexander Etkind

  3. Putin’s History Lessons
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    Putin’s History Lessons

    Sep 15, 2009 Alexander Etkind

  4. The Kremlin’s Failing Monopoly
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    The Kremlin’s Failing Monopoly

    Feb 26, 2009 Alexander Etkind

  5. A Communist Party without Communism

    A Communist Party without Communism

    Dec 11, 2007 Alexander Etkind

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    The Challenge of Monetary Tightening

    Takatoshi Ito identifies the main risks raised by central banks’ efforts to rein in inflation.
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    The High Stakes of Climate-Risk Accounting

    Gernot Wagner & Tom Brookes show why economists can no longer ignore the need for a far more comprehensive set of welfare indicators.
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    The Cost of the Fed’s Challenged Credibility

    Mohamed A. El-Erian interprets the latest market tumult as the price of delaying monetary-policy tightening for too long.
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    Core Dangers for the Fed and China

    Stephen S. Roach

    Just as a fixation on core inflation can mislead central banks, as it has done with the US Federal Reserve, the power of a “core leader” like China’s Xi Jinping is a recipe for misdirected and ultimately unsustainable policy regimes. The very notion of a core adds a false sense of precision when addressing complex problems.

    thinks the US central bank and Chinese governance share a conceptual weakness leading to major policy blunders.
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    Amazon’s Satanic Mills

    Antara Haldar sees recent unionization efforts as a welcome response to an unethical and inhumane business model.
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    Asia’s Captive Market for Migrant Labor

    M. Niaz Asadullah highlights how an entrenched alliance of politicians, bureaucrats, and business elites is exploiting workers.
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    In Search of a Development Plan for Asia

    Andrew Sheng & Xiao Geng argue that bottom-up institutions – not top-down strategies – are the key to regional integration.
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    Giorgia Meloni’s Moment

    Bill Emmott sees little difference between the Brothers of Italy’s program and that of recent right-wing governments.
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    America’s Education Emergency

    Michael R. Strain calls for urgent action to make up for pandemic learning loss in light of dismal new test scores.

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