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Josef Joffe

Josef Joffe

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Josef Joffe, a member of the editorial council of Die Zeit, is a fellow at the Hoover Institution and teaches international politics at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.

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  1. How Vladimir Putin Saved NATO
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    How Vladimir Putin Saved NATO

    Apr 5, 2023 Josef Joffe argues that the Alliance was never as sclerotic as even many Western leaders presumed in recent years.

  2. The German Lamb Is Learning to Howl
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    The German Lamb Is Learning to Howl

    Jan 30, 2023 Josef Joffe examines the origins and implications of the landmark decision to send battle tanks to Ukraine.

  3. Putin’s Crazy Game
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    Putin’s Crazy Game

    Oct 10, 2022 Josef Joffe thinks the Russian president is betting on the “Madman Theory” of politics to win what his army cannot.

  4. Green Pacifism Goes to War
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    Green Pacifism Goes to War

    Aug 17, 2022 Josef Joffe examines the roots of the party’s hawkish turn in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

  5. Sarkozy’s Conviction Is a Win for the Rule of Law
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    Sarkozy’s Conviction Is a Win for the Rule of Law

    Mar 3, 2021 Josef Joffe sees in the former French president's sentencing the reaffirmation of a principle going back to Magna Carta.

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    The Urgency of Sovereign-Debt Restructuring

    José Antonio Ocampo highlights the need for a comprehensive mechanism to deliver relief to low- and middle-income countries.
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    The Gaza War Goes Global

    Joschka Fischer

    The escalating war in the Middle East must be understood in a broader context. The fact that the Iranian regime felt emboldened to risk a direct strike on Israel attests to a changing world order in which Western power is increasingly open to challenge.

    considers the implications of Iran’s unprecedented decision to launch a direct strike on Israeli territory.
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    Gender-Neutral Fintech Isn’t Working for Women

    Emmanuel Nyirinkindi & Jessica Schnabel show that the industry is not fully delivering on its promise to accelerate financial inclusion.
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    The Urgency of Palestinian Statehood

    Gareth Evans explains why formal international recognition is crucial to ending the intolerable status quo.
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    Quality Journalism Is More Important than Ever

    Anya Schiffrin, et al. explain how policymakers can support rigorous, objective reporting, just as they provide other public goods.
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    Is India’s Economy Overhyped?

    Shang-Jin Wei argues that the country’s rapid development, while undeniable, conceals deeper structural problems.
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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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