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Helmut K. Anheier

Helmut K. Anheier

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

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  1. Germany in the Doldrums
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    Germany in the Doldrums

    Dec 19, 2023 Helmut K. Anheier warns that the government's paralysis is exacerbating the problem.

  2. Why Is Germany’s Far Right Surging?
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    Why Is Germany’s Far Right Surging?

    Aug 16, 2023 Helmut K. Anheier blames the ineptitude of government and opposition alike for bolstering Alternative für Deutschland.

  3. Germany’s National-Security Strategy Misses the Target
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    Germany’s National-Security Strategy Misses the Target

    Jun 22, 2023 Helmut K. Anheier thinks the country’s widely anticipated plan is long on vision and short on concrete steps.

  4. The Benin Bronzes’ Bungled Return
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    The Benin Bronzes’ Bungled Return

    May 23, 2023 Helmut K. Anheier explains why impartial intermediaries are crucial to facilitating sensitive cultural exchanges.

  5. Mixed Signals from Germany’s Traffic-Light Coalition
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    Mixed Signals from Germany’s Traffic-Light Coalition

    Apr 12, 2023 Helmut K. Anheier explains how the government, beset by partisan infighting, has fumbled one promised reform after another.

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    Africa’s Hobbled Hegemons

    Adekeye Adebajo

    In the face of regional turmoil, rising extremism, and heightened geopolitical tensions, Africa urgently needs strong leadership. But its two most significant regional powers, Nigeria and South Africa, are too constrained by domestic challenges to represent Africa’s interests effectively on the world stage.

    examines the causes of political and economic malaise in Nigeria and South Africa.
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    The US Needs a Techno-Industrial Strategy

    Liza Tobin & Addis Goldman outline a three-pronged approach that would entrench American leadership in advanced industries.
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    The Fed Should Not Cut Interest Rates Yet

    Michael R. Strain argues that declaring victory over inflation, while tempting, would be to misread current economic conditions.
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    Preparing for a Future of Extreme Heat Waves

    Renzo R. Guinto urges political leaders to place resilience at the heart of housing, transport, and water policies.
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    Israel Is Enabling Iran’s War of Attrition

    Shlomo Ben-Ami thinks that Binyamin Netanyahu and his messianic allies are hastening the destruction of the Jewish state.
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    Unlocking IMF Reform

    Barry Eichengreen

    Sketching a reform agenda for the International Monetary Fund is easy; implementing reform is hard. It will require, among other things, the US to give up its veto in the institution, and China to assume more responsibility for global stability and the problems of other economies.

    writes that the key is a governance overhaul combined with a renewed focus on the Fund’s core mission.
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    The King of the Americans

    Steve Pincus observes that the US Supreme Court has given the president powers denied to English monarchs since James II.
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    Will Trump Benefit from the Attempt on His Life?

    Shang-Jin Wei draws parallels between the attack on Trump and the incident that swayed the 2004 Taiwanese election.
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    Fighting Climate Change Requires a Different Mindset

    Sonia Guajajara thinks the rest of the world can learn a lot from how indigenous peoples relate to nature.

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