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Fawaz A. Gerges

Fawaz A. Gerges

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Fawaz A. Gerges, Professor of International Relations at the London School of Economics, is author of the forthcoming What Really Went Wrong: The West and the Failure of Democracy in the Middle East (Yale University Press, 2024).

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  1. Why “the Rest” Are Rejecting the West
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    Why “the Rest” Are Rejecting the West

    Jan 29, 2024 Fawaz A. Gerges argues that the war in Gaza has confirmed the Global South’s worst suspicions about America.

  2. An Interview with Fawaz A. Gerges
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    An Interview with Fawaz A. Gerges

    Sep 21, 2021 Fawaz A. Gerges specifies what the West owes Afghanistan, considers the likely regional impact of the Taliban’s return to power, and offers historical insights that could help to guide a peaceful reordering of Middle Eastern politics.

  3. Terror and the Taliban
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    Terror and the Taliban

    Aug 17, 2021 Fawaz A. Gerges is more concerned about the unfolding humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan than the risk of al-Qaeda returning.

  4. Morning in the Middle East?
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    Morning in the Middle East?

    Aug 4, 2021 Fawaz A. Gerges sees diplomacy and rapprochement gaining a lead on zero-sum conflict in the region – for now.

  5. Biden’s Israel Problem
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    Biden’s Israel Problem

    May 20, 2021 Fawaz A. Gerges thinks the US administration is clinging to an antiquated strategic perspective vis-à-vis Israel.

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    Diplomacy Could Help Revive Democracy in Venezuela

    Roberto Patiño urges the international community to help ensure a free and fair presidential election in July.
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    The Specter of Neo-Fascism Is Haunting Europe

    Slavoj Žižek

    With mainstream parties and politicians already preparing to accommodate the far right following this month's European Parliament election, the axiom of post-World War II European democracy has been quietly abandoned. “No collaboration with fascists" is being replaced by a tacit acceptance of them.

    harbors no illusions about what the outcome of the European Parliament election means.
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    Can Private Hospitals Increase Access to Health Care in Developing Countries?

    Titir Bhattacharya & Tanika Chakraborty show how innovative insurance schemes can help low- and middle-income economies achieve universal coverage.
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    Tracking Ukraine’s Reconstruction Funds

    Wolfgang Fengler & Vladyslav Rashkovan show how digital tools can streamline the process, improve transparency, and provide accountability.
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    Slovakia’s Anti-Democratic Government Is Doubling Down

    Soňa Muzikárová warns that the assassination attempt in May has led the government to double down on illiberal reforms.
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    D-Day and the Threat of Total War

    Robert Skidelsky

    After eight decades of relative peace, the world is once again dividing into hostile economic and geopolitical blocs. The 80th anniversary of the invasion of Normandy offers a valuable opportunity to reflect on the principles we are willing to defend and the sacrifices we are prepared to make.

    thinks understanding the causes and consequences of past global conflicts is crucial to preventing another one.
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    The Dangers of a US Capital Inflow Tax

    Maurice Obstfeld worries that a little-known, highly costly method of deficit reduction is gaining political traction.
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    Europe’s Green Transition Requires More Skilled Workers

    Julie Beaufils urges policymakers to boost the attractiveness of technical vocations by expanding access to apprenticeships.
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    A Monetary and Economic Order Fit for the Twenty-First Century

    Ulrich Volz, et al. identify eight priorities to build a more resilient, inclusive, and sustainable global financial architecture.

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