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Mohamed A. El-Erian

Mohamed A. El-Erian

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Mohamed A. El-Erian, President of Queens' College at the University of Cambridge, is a professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and the author of The Only Game in Town: Central Banks, Instability, and Avoiding the Next Collapse (Random House, 2016).

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  1. The Problem with the Current Russia Sanctions Regime
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    The Problem with the Current Russia Sanctions Regime

    Jul 21, 2022 Mohamed A. El-Erian explains how the West's strategy of muddling through could result in the worst of all possible worlds.

  2. Mohamed A. El-Erian on US monetary policy, the Ukraine war's economic fallout, stock-market resilience, and more

    Mohamed A. El-Erian on US monetary policy, the Ukraine war's economic fallout, stock-market resilience, and more

    Jul 12, 2022 Mohamed A. El-Erian warns that the US Federal Reserve’s past failures have left it with no good options, describes the pillars of a US response to the economic impact of Russia’s war, and proposes new rules for countries’ long-term growth strategies.

  3. Saudi Arabia Is Swinging Again – But for How Long?
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    Saudi Arabia Is Swinging Again – But for How Long?

    Jun 7, 2022 Mohamed A. El-Erian thinks the Kingdom’s reemergence as the key global producer is significant but is unlikely to last.

  4. Beware a Global Economy with Little Fires Everywhere
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    Beware a Global Economy with Little Fires Everywhere

    May 13, 2022 Mohamed A. El-Erian explains why the rich world must help developing countries to counter the fallout from the Ukraine war.

  5. The Growth Engines Are Sputtering
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    The Growth Engines Are Sputtering

    Apr 22, 2022 Mohamed A. El-Erian worries that the global economy’s darkening outlook points to even deeper problems ahead.

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    The Key to Unlocking Africa’s Economic Potential

    Landry Signé explains why fostering trade integration and regional value chains is essential for the continent to prosper.
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    Geopolitical Davids and Goliaths

    Harold James considers lessons from smaller countries about how to wield power and influence in the twenty-first century.
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    Preparing for the Next Global Catastrophe

    José Manuel Barroso explains why global leaders must focus on creating equitable response mechanisms ahead of the next crisis.
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    Italy’s Next Government Must Tackle Climate Security

    Luca Bergamaschi shows why the country’s politicians can no longer afford to ignore a major threat to national security.
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    Europe and the New Non-Alignment

    Laurence Tubiana

    Despite the massive civilian suffering in Ukraine, many countries have been wary of taking sides, owing both to a perception of European double standards and to Russia’s leverage over energy and commodity prices. But while new geopolitical dynamics have complicated climate advocacy, they certainly haven't derailed it.

    sees both challenges and opportunities for climate policy in an era of geopolitical fragmentation.
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    The Sting of Climate Risk Is in the Tails

    Mark Cliffe thinks conventional models have overemphasized the long term at the expense of more immediate threats.
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    Should Humanities Professors Be Automated?

    Nicholas Agar considers the implications of recent successes with AI-generated academic research and writing.
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    Should Energy Companies’ Windfall Profits Be Taxed?

    Imposing a one-off tax on energy companies’ extraordinary profits might seem like a no-brainer at a time of soaring inflation, but the idea has more than a few detractors. As policymakers in a growing number of economies move ahead, we asked PS commentators whether they are right to do so.

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    The Global Necessity of American Democracy

    Javier Solana shows why the political health of the United States has become a matter of global concern.

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