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Bill Emmott

Bill Emmott

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Bill Emmott, a former editor-in-chief of The Economist, is Chair of the International Institute for Strategic Studies and the Japan Society of the United Kingdom.

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  1. What Japanese Deterrence Would Look Like
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    What Japanese Deterrence Would Look Like

    Feb 1, 2023 Bill Emmott explains what it will take to discourage aggression by North Korea, Russia, and especially China.

  2. The Napoleons of Big Tech
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    The Napoleons of Big Tech

    Dec 1, 2022 Bill Emmott sees in the industry’s harsh reckoning this year lessons that apparently can’t be learned often enough.

  3. Giorgia Meloni’s Moment
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    Giorgia Meloni’s Moment

    Sep 26, 2022 Bill Emmott sees little difference between the Brothers of Italy’s program and that of recent right-wing governments.

  4. How Abe Changed Japan
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    How Abe Changed Japan

    Jul 8, 2022 Bill Emmott reflects on the slain former prime minister’s legacy and transformation of his country’s foreign policy.

  5. Vicious Crises
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    Vicious Crises

    Dec 14, 2021 Bill Emmott argues that the world is in the grip of not one but four problems, and all of them are interconnected.

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    How the G20 Could Help Eliminate Hunger and Extreme Poverty

    Kevin Watkins urges the group’s members to harness their economic and political power to advance shared development targets.
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    A Hillbilly Elegy for Ukraine and the West

    Carl Bildt considers the disastrous implications of US vice-presidential nominee J.D. Vance’s worldview.
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    We Are All Biomass

    Slavoj Žižek sees our shared environmental predicament as a stronger basis for solidarity than appeals to compassion.
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    Mordecai Kurz on market power, Big Tech, antitrust, and more

    Mordecai Kurz explains how technology firms abuse patent law to establish and preserve monopolies, criticizes the US Supreme Court’s approach to market power, sheds light on the relationship between innovation and inequality, and more.
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    Biden Rejects the Drug of Power

    Nina L. Khrushcheva

    Joe Biden's decision to drop out of the presidential race reflects a humility that is far more likely to be found among democratic leaders than authoritarians. But as Donald Trump has shown – with his efforts to overturn the 2020 election and his vow to be a dictator “on day one” – such humility is never guaranteed.

    praises the US president for stepping aside to let a younger candidate take over.
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    Impunity for Authoritarians Fuels Political Violence

    Maciej Kisilowski explains why allowing corrupt leaders to evade justice can stoke public fear and discontent.
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    As Disinformation Thrives, Democracy Dies

    Nishant Lalwani, et al. argue that increased aid for independent media is necessary to defend press freedom in the developing world.
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    The Dead Hand of Neoliberalism Is Blocking Green Growth

    Laura Carvalho sees rich countries pursuing industrial strategies while poorer countries are prevented from following suit.
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    Will the Democrats Win After Biden’s Withdrawal?

    Richard Haass

    US President Joe Biden’s decision to drop out of the 2024 presidential race has revived the Democrats’ chances of victory. Given the profound differences between the two parties, it is difficult to exaggerate just how much is at stake when Americans vote this November.

    explains how the new Democratic nominee could get out from under the shadow of an unpopular president.

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