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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. The War for the West
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    The War for the West

    Feb 26, 2024 Ivan Krastev interviewed by Sławomir Sierakowski about the conflict in Ukraine and the challenges facing Western democracies in a changing world.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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    Negotiating a Bigger, Better World Bank

    Michael Krake & Wempi Saputra explain how a new framework will nudge countries to invest in projects that deliver global public goods.
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    The Ozone Layer’s Recovery Shows How to Protect the Planet

    Robert Redford & Xiye Bastida highlight the critical role of international cooperation in preserving the planet’s habitability.
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    The Middle East Needs a Ceasefire Now

    Daoud Kuttab explains why the latest escalation could lead to a truce instead of an all-out military showdown.
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    Overcoming the Development-Project Implementation Gap

    Jorge Moreira da Silva highlights ways to strengthen the International Development Association’s already-powerful impact.
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    Developing Countries’ Liquidity Crisis Is Not Over

    Ishac Diwan & Vera Songwe urge global policymakers to prevent mass insolvency and finance urgent climate projects.
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    America’s Manufacturing Renaissance Will Create Few Good Jobs

    Dani Rodrik

    Many countries’ recent experiences show that boosting manufacturing employment is like chasing a fast-receding target. Automation and skill-biased technology have made it extremely unlikely that manufacturing can be the labor-absorbing activity it once was, which means that the future of “good jobs” must be created in services.

    shows why policies to boost employment in the twenty-first century ultimately must focus on services.
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    Minxin Pei on China’s economy, surveillance state, repression of dissent, and more

    Minxin Pei doubts China’s government is willing to do what is needed to restore growth, describes the low-tech approaches taken by the country’s vast security apparatus, considers the Chinese social-credit system’s repressive potential, and more.
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    Who Should Decide If It’s Genocide?

    David Alton, et al. urge British policymakers to take a proactive approach to addressing mass-atrocity crimes.
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    The Bretton Woods Institutions We Need

    Joaquim Levy, et al. explain how the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank can rise to current global challenges.

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