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Ivan Krastev

Ivan Krastev

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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'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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. The Ukrainian School of War
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    The Ukrainian School of War

    Feb 25, 2015 Stephen Holmes & Ivan Krastev show why the motivations of Russia, the US, and Europe preclude a diplomatic solution.

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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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    America’s Education Emergency

    Michael R. Strain calls for urgent action to make up for pandemic learning loss in light of dismal new test scores.
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    God Save the Pound?

    Andrés Velasco explains why sterling is plummeting when economic theory says it should be soaring.
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    Preparing for the Long War

    Mark Leonard thinks Europeans should plan for a prolonged conflict despite Ukraine’s recent gains.

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