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Mikhail Gorbachev

Mikhail Gorbachev

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Mikhail Gorbachev was the last head of state of the Soviet Union, and helped to bring about a peaceful end to the Cold War, for which he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1990. He remained active in global and humanitarian affairs, most notably through his leadership of the Gorbachev Foundation. He was also the founder of the Green Cross International, an independent nongovernmental organization that addresses security, poverty, and environmental degradation.

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  1. A New Cold War Order?
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    A New Cold War Order?

    Jun 22, 2022 Mikhail Gorbachev & Nina L. Khrushcheva call for new and more inclusive international security institutions.

  2. A New Cold War Order?
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    A New Cold War Order?

    Jan 5, 2015 Mikhail Gorbachev calls for new and more inclusive international security institutions.

  3. The Unity of Water
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    The Unity of Water

    Jul 7, 2014 Mikhail Gorbachev urges the international community to get serious about governing cross-border riparian flows.

  4. A Farewell to Nuclear Arms
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    A Farewell to Nuclear Arms

    Oct 9, 2011 Mikhail Gorbachev on the legacy of the nuclear-arms race.

  5. A New Democratic Agenda for Russia
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    A New Democratic Agenda for Russia

    Dec 28, 2010 Mikhail Gorbachev

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    Is Putin in Peril?

    From alternate-reality annexations to fresh nuclear threats, Russian President Vladimir Putin seems more desperate than ever to project an image of strength after a string of battlefield defeats. As Ukrainian forces advance on Russian-occupied territories and hundreds of thousands of draft-age Russian men flee the Kremlin’s “partial mobilization,” we asked PS commentators to assess his prospects.

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    Liz Truss’s Backward Vision of the Future

    Diane Coyle argues that the new UK government will never cure what ails the British economy by living in the past.
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    The State Is Taking Back Energy

    Nick Butler sees increased government intervention in the sector as necessary but too often suboptimal.
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    The Stabilizing Effect of Inflation

    Daniel Gros explains why, despite the disruptions caused by monetary tightening, a financial crisis is unlikely.
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    Germany’s Emerging War Economy

    Dalia Marin outlines how the country can transform its economy and help Europe achieve strategic autonomy.
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    Japan’s Post-Abe Trust Crisis

    Akira Kawamoto explains how Fumio Kishida’s embattled government can regain public confidence and boost economic growth.
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    Liz Truss vs. the Bank of England

    Shang-Jin Wei explains how UK policymakers can prevent a financial crisis by helping pensioners and homeowners.
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    What’s Happened to China’s Economy?

    Zhang Jun worries that weakened incentives for local-government policy innovation are undermining dynamism and growth.
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    Women, Life, Freedom, and the Left

    Slavoj Žižek

    Four recent global news stories have revealed the varieties of women’s empowerment, showing how the politics of sex and gender can either challenge or reinforce existing power structures. For Western liberals, understanding these dynamics will be crucial to beating back the new right.

    shows how four recent news events highlight the failings of Western progressives to counter the far right.

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