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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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    The US Is Jeopardizing the Open Internet

    Natalie Dunleavy Campbell & Stan Adams condemn America’s apparent decision to abandon its role as a champion of a free digital domain.
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    How to Finance Higher Education in Africa

    Célestin Monga proposes a mix of several funding streams to improve access to high-quality colleges and universities.
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    Catalytic Capital Holds the Key to Southeast Asia’s Green Transition

    Kitty Bu & Stefanie Fairholme highlight the potential role of early-stage funding in advancing the region’s decarbonization efforts.
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    Which AI Risks Matter?

    Edoardo Campanella

    To prevent humanity from ever being demoted to the status of gorillas by a highly advanced artificial intelligence, most AI experts agree that we must retain control over the technology. But with developers racing to achieve the next breakthrough and gain market share, that may be easier said than done.

    considers three leading experts’ assessments of the technology’s future capabilities and their implications.
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    Europe Must Defend Itself

    Donald Trump – who spent his presidency lambasting NATO – recently suggested that he would encourage Russian aggression against NATO allies that had not met their commitment to spend 2% of GDP on defense. With Trump vying for another term in the White House – and the Ukraine war still raging on the European Union’s doorstep – EU countries can no longer ignore the difficult but essential task of taking charge of their own security.

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    Making the Most of FDI

    Keun Lee considers what it takes to convert foreign investment into growth, development, and technological upgrading.
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    Explaining Americans’ Pessimism About a Strong Economy

    Jeffrey Frankel considers possible reasons for the disconnect between economic performance and public perceptions.
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    Sharing the Tech Wealth

    Diane Coyle urges investment in digital public infrastructure to curb the adverse effects of market power.
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    The WTO’s FDI Challenge

    Karl P. Sauvant urges the World Trade Organization’s members to adopt the new Investment Facilitation for Development Agreement.

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