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Francis Fukuyama

Francis Fukuyama

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Francis Fukuyama, Senior Fellow at Stanford University's Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, is Director of FSI's Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law and Stanford's Master's in International Policy Program.

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  1. Pandemics and Political Performance
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    Pandemics and Political Performance

    Jun 24, 2021 Francis Fukuyama & Luis Felipe López-Calva show how three variables have shaped the effectiveness of countries' responses to COVID-19.

  2. How to Make the Internet Safe for Democracy
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    How to Make the Internet Safe for Democracy

    Jan 3, 2020 Francis Fukuyama urges antitrust reform before delegating regulation of online speech to the Internet platforms that host it.

  3. The Emergence of a Post-Fact World
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    The Emergence of a Post-Fact World

    Jan 12, 2017 Francis Fukuyama surveys the West's new political terrain – and sees a wilderness of uprooted institutional landmarks.

  4. Exporting the Chinese Model
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    Exporting the Chinese Model

    Jan 12, 2016 Francis Fukuyama asks what lies ahead for China's geopolitically momentous "One Belt, One Road" strategy.

  5. America’s Self-Defeating Hegemony

    America’s Self-Defeating Hegemony

    Oct 23, 2007 Francis Fukuyama

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    Why Populists Don’t Concede

    Jan-Werner Mueller

    With election denial becoming a new global trend, it is necessary to ask why so many citizens would accept leaders who fraudulently cry “fraud.” Even when they leave power quietly, populist politicians have exploited political polarization and indoctrinated their supporters never to trust the system.

    explains the political logic of fraudulently crying “fraud” in response to an electoral loss.
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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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