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Helmut K. Anheier

Helmut K. Anheier

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Helmut K. Anheier, Professor of Sociology at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin, is Adjunct Professor of Social Welfare at UCLA’s Luskin School of Public Affairs.

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  1. Germany’s Self-Centered War Debate
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    Germany’s Self-Centered War Debate

    Feb 28, 2023 Helmut K. Anheier thinks the country’s pundit class is looking at Russia’s invasion of Ukraine through too narrow a lens.

  2. Germany’s Reckoning
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    Germany’s Reckoning

    Feb 3, 2023 Helmut K. Anheier traces the contours of the country's debate, triggered by the Ukraine war, about its strategic future.

  3. What’s Holding Back Germany’s Zeitenwende?
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    What’s Holding Back Germany’s Zeitenwende?

    Nov 17, 2022 Helmut K. Anheier sees four reasons why the country has struggled to craft a foreign policy that matches its aspirations.

  4. How Much Has the Ukraine War Changed Germany?
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    How Much Has the Ukraine War Changed Germany?

    Sep 5, 2022 Helmut K. Anheier sees the country rising to the occasion politically, but still struggling with policy implementation.

  5. Germany’s Great Pacifism Debate
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    Germany’s Great Pacifism Debate

    May 16, 2022 Helmut K. Anheier explains why the country will benefit from one of its most ferocious war of words in decades.

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    Tax the Rich to Save the Planet

    Owen Gaffney argues that reducing economic inequality is the key to strengthening democracy and mitigating climate change.
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    Is Globalization Over?

    Joseph S. Nye, Jr. explains why reports of the death of humanity's interdependence are greatly exaggerated.
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    Putin and Trump in the Dock?

    Jack Goldsmith explains the risks associated with pursuing criminal prosecutions against high-profile political figures.
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    The Great Revision

    Joschka Fischer examines the broader geopolitical restructuring that was triggered by Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine.
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    Why Inflation Persists

    Lars P. Feld

    What "Team Transitory" has missed in the inflation debate is that inflation tends to become persistent because of second-round effects. Not only have producer prices risen over the past year or so, but they also have not yet been fully passed through the value chain.

    navigates the complex array of factors that give rise to one of the biggest problems in macroeconomics.
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    Wanted: Vladimir Putin

    Antara Haldar explains why the International Criminal Court’s indictment is more than just a symbolic victory.
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    Here We Go Again?

    Fifteen years after the collapse of the US investment bank Lehman Brothers triggered a devastating global financial crisis, the banking system is in trouble again. Central bankers and financial regulators each seem to bear some of the blame for the recent tumult, but there is significant disagreement over how much – and what, if anything, can be done to avoid a deeper crisis.

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    The Coming Doom Loop

    Nouriel Roubini warns that liquidity support will not be enough to prevent a deeper financial crisis and economic downturn.
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    Crises of Uncertainty

    Harold James fears the consequences of policymakers’ continual revision of economic and financial governance rules.

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