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Ivan Krastev

Ivan Krastev

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1 videos & podcasts

Ivan Krastev, Chairman of the Center for Liberal Strategies, is a permanent fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences. He is the author, most recently, of Is It Tomorrow Yet? Paradoxes of the Pandemic.

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  1. America and the Promised Land
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    America and the Promised Land

    Oct 21, 2022 Ivan Krastev & Leonard Benardo consider how the idea of Israel has featured in US foreign policy over time.

  2. America's Lost World
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    America's Lost World

    Sep 24, 2021 Leonard Benardo & Ivan Krastev review two recent books examining the country's post-war cultural boom and bust.

  3. The Pandemic of Fear
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    The Pandemic of Fear

    Jan 15, 2021 Ivan Krastev reflects on how COVID-19 has transformed the modern world in ways both fundamental and transient.

  4. Central Europe’s Republics of Fans
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    Central Europe’s Republics of Fans

    Dec 26, 2019 Ivan Krastev explains why liberal appeals to democratic principles could intensify political polarization in the region.

  5. The Metamorphosis of Central Europe
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    The Metamorphosis of Central Europe

    Jan 21, 2019 Ivan Krastev traces the historical and psychological roots of the region’s turn toward populist nationalism.

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    Putin’s Brezhnev Moment

    Aryeh Neier draws parallels between the regime’s ongoing crackdown on civil society and late Soviet repression.
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    Utopia or Bust

    J. Bradford DeLong considers our options for both expanding and effectively slicing the proverbial economic pie.
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    Germany’s Reckoning

    Helmut K. Anheier

    Germany is now grappling with a host of difficult questions about its place in the world, the nature of its politics, and its most cherished values. For a pacifist society in a new age of conflict and war, everything must change if things are to remain the same.

    traces the contours of the country's debate, triggered by the Ukraine war, about its strategic future.
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    Preempting a Generative AI Monopoly

    Diane Coyle urges policymakers to take steps to counter the anti-competitive implications of a rapidly emerging market.
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    Japan’s Strategic Imperative

    Joseph S. Nye, Jr. sees the country doubling down on its best option for ensuring national security and regional stability.
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    China’s Savings Conundrum

    Zhang Jun explains why – and how – the country must stimulate household consumption to achieve a robust recovery.
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    The Flight of the Inflation Hawks

    Though the US Federal Reserve’s first interest-rate hike of 2023 is smaller than those that preceded it, policymakers have signaled that more increases are on the way, despite slowing price growth. But there is good reason to doubt the utility – and fear the consequences – of continued rate hikes, on both sides of the Atlantic.

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    How to Transform African Agriculture

    Safia Boly & Omid Kassiri identify four principles that could help governments across the continent boost food security.
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    Making Ukrainian Victory Possible

    Josep Borrell explains why continued military support and other forms of assistance remain critical.

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