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Minxin Pei

Minxin Pei

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Minxin Pei, Professor of Government at Claremont McKenna College, is a non-resident senior fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States.

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  1. China’s Pro-Growth Happy Talk
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    China’s Pro-Growth Happy Talk

    Jan 24, 2023 Minxin Pei doubts that the government will do what it takes to engineer the robust economic recovery it has been touting.

  2. A Diplomatic Winter?
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    A Diplomatic Winter?

    Dec 12, 2022 Oscar Arias, et al. consider what the events of 2022 say about the future of peacemaking and diplomacy.

  3. China’s Zero-COVID Muddle
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    China’s Zero-COVID Muddle

    Dec 7, 2022 Minxin Pei warns that the government’s refusal to devise a comprehensive and systematic exit strategy could create the worst of two worlds.

  4. Will China Prove the Doomsayers Wrong?
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    Will China Prove the Doomsayers Wrong?

    Nov 8, 2022 Minxin Pei urges the country’s new leaders to seize three opportunities to boost growth and reassure investors.

  5. Blowing Down the CPC’s House of Cards
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    Blowing Down the CPC’s House of Cards

    Oct 10, 2022 Minxin Pei sees in Xi Jinping’s confirmation to a third presidential term the hollowness of China’s post-Mao rules.

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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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