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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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    Putin’s Brezhnev Moment

    Aryeh Neier draws parallels between the regime’s ongoing crackdown on civil society and late Soviet repression.
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    Utopia or Bust

    J. Bradford DeLong considers our options for both expanding and effectively slicing the proverbial economic pie.
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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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