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Michael Ignatieff

Michael Ignatieff

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Michael Ignatieff is Professor of History at Central European University and the author of On Consolation: Finding Solace in Dark Times (Metropolitan Books, 2021).

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  1. A Better Year for Democracy?
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    A Better Year for Democracy?

    Jun 22, 2022 Timothy Garton Ash, Michael Ignatieff, Kati Marton, Nanjala Nyabola, Anne-Marie Slaughter agree or disagree with the idea that liberal democratic principles and institutions will fare well in 2022.

  2. What Is the West's Objective in Ukraine?
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    What Is the West's Objective in Ukraine?

    Mar 22, 2022 Michael Ignatieff thinks NATO leaders need to draw a red line at preserving the Zelensky government.

  3. Defending Academic Freedom in a Populist Age
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    Defending Academic Freedom in a Populist Age

    Jun 2, 2017 Michael Ignatieff says that governments are not the only threat to a core democratic value.

  4. The Problem with Proxy Wars

    The Problem with Proxy Wars

    Nov 13, 2001 Michael Ignatieff

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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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    Death or Glory in Russia

    Slavoj Žižek traces the religious and intellectual roots of the Kremlin’s increasingly morbid war propaganda.
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    Only the US Congress Can Stop Ukraine from Winning

    Simon Johnson explains why Russia’s best hope now lies with House Republicans’ nonsensical position on the US debt ceiling.

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