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Carla Norrlöf

Carla Norrlöf

Writing for PS since 2020
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Carla Norrlöf, Professor of Political Science at the University of Toronto, is a non-resident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council.

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  1. NATO Is Not a Hegemonic Burden
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    NATO Is Not a Hegemonic Burden

    Apr 2, 2024 Carla Norrlöf explains how the alliance’s unique strategic, military, and economic benefits outweigh its costs.

  2. The Meaning of Sweden’s NATO Accession
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    The Meaning of Sweden’s NATO Accession

    Mar 11, 2024 Carla Norrlöf explains the implications of the country's abandonment of more than 200 years of neutrality.

  3. Settler Sanctions and the Liberal International Order
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    Settler Sanctions and the Liberal International Order

    Feb 7, 2024 Carla Norrlöf explains the importance of new US measures against individuals committing violence in the West Bank.

  4. What the Global Economy and Security Require
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    What the Global Economy and Security Require

    Jan 12, 2024 Carla Norrlöf assesses today’s increasingly adversarial and unstable world order across three interrelated dimensions.

  5. The Dollar’s Full-Spectrum Dominance
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    The Dollar’s Full-Spectrum Dominance

    Sep 19, 2023 Carla Norrlöf foresees the greenback’s continued global hegemony owing to network effects and opportunism.

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    Negotiating a Bigger, Better World Bank

    Michael Krake & Wempi Saputra explain how a new framework will nudge countries to invest in projects that deliver global public goods.
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    The Ozone Layer’s Recovery Shows How to Protect the Planet

    Robert Redford & Xiye Bastida highlight the critical role of international cooperation in preserving the planet’s habitability.
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    The Middle East Needs a Ceasefire Now

    Daoud Kuttab explains why the latest escalation could lead to a truce instead of an all-out military showdown.
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    Overcoming the Development-Project Implementation Gap

    Jorge Moreira da Silva highlights ways to strengthen the International Development Association’s already-powerful impact.
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    Developing Countries’ Liquidity Crisis Is Not Over

    Ishac Diwan & Vera Songwe urge global policymakers to prevent mass insolvency and finance urgent climate projects.
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    America’s Manufacturing Renaissance Will Create Few Good Jobs

    Dani Rodrik

    Many countries’ recent experiences show that boosting manufacturing employment is like chasing a fast-receding target. Automation and skill-biased technology have made it extremely unlikely that manufacturing can be the labor-absorbing activity it once was, which means that the future of “good jobs” must be created in services.

    shows why policies to boost employment in the twenty-first century ultimately must focus on services.
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    Minxin Pei on China’s economy, surveillance state, repression of dissent, and more

    Minxin Pei doubts China’s government is willing to do what is needed to restore growth, describes the low-tech approaches taken by the country’s vast security apparatus, considers the Chinese social-credit system’s repressive potential, and more.
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    Who Should Decide If It’s Genocide?

    David Alton, et al. urge British policymakers to take a proactive approach to addressing mass-atrocity crimes.
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    The Bretton Woods Institutions We Need

    Joaquim Levy, et al. explain how the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank can rise to current global challenges.

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