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Nicholas Reed Langen

Nicholas Reed Langen

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Nicholas Reed Langen, a 2021 re:constitution fellow, edits the LSE Public Policy Review and writes on the British constitution for The Justice Gap.

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  1. Refugees, Rwanda, and the Rule of Law
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    Refugees, Rwanda, and the Rule of Law

    Nov 17, 2023 Nicholas Reed Langen explains why the UK Supreme Court wholly rejected the Home Office’s relocation policy for asylum seekers.

  2. The Lost Liberal Legal Imagination
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    The Lost Liberal Legal Imagination

    May 26, 2023 Nicholas Reed Langen considers the complicated legacy of a progressive jurist whom conservatives now champion.

  3. Law’s Struggle for Dignity
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    Law’s Struggle for Dignity

    May 19, 2023 Nicholas Reed Langen considers the basic principles at stake in Israel's conflict over judicial independence.

  4. The Supreme Court’s Legitimacy Crisis Is Here
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    The Supreme Court’s Legitimacy Crisis Is Here

    May 4, 2022 Nicholas Reed Langen sees in the leaked Dobbs decision a conservative supermajority that openly embraces partisan extremism.

  5. The Justices Have No Clothes
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    The Justices Have No Clothes

    Apr 8, 2022 Nicholas Reed Langen blames the US Constitution itself for the naked partisanship fueling the Supreme Court's legitimacy crisis.

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    The WTO’s FDI Challenge

    Karl P. Sauvant urges the World Trade Organization’s members to adopt the new Investment Facilitation for Development Agreement.
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    Europe and the World Need Ukraine to Prevail

    Dmytro Kuleba & Josep Borrell

    Ukrainians, Europeans, and others around the world all have an interest in opposing the kind of war of aggression that Russia launched two years ago. Failing to support Ukraine now would invite a return to the dark past of military aggression, imperialism, and colonialism – and not just in Europe.

    remind everyone of the stakes in Russia's war of aggression, as it enters its third year.
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    Is Blockchain Ready for Primetime?

    Josh Burek considers whether the technology has checked all the boxes needed to achieve wider adoption.
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    Russia Will Honor Navalny Someday

    Carl Bildt reflects on the murdered opposition leader’s success in challenging Vladimir Putin’s regime.
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    Europe Is Home Alone

    Joschka Fischer thinks the threats to European security have become too great for the status quo to bear.
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    Economic Possibilities for Our Overworked Grandchildren

    Kaushik Basu shows how it is possible to redistribute income from the rich to the poor without undermining individual incentives.
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    Empowering the Pandemic Accord

    Gordon Brown warns that lies could undermine efforts to create a global pact for fighting infectious-disease outbreaks.
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    Will Europe Ever Get Serious About Defense?

    Daniela Schwarzer

    At this year’s Munich Security Conference, European leaders missed yet another opportunity to show how they plan to strengthen NATO’s European pillar and develop a robust European defense industry. Yet with the prospect of another Donald Trump presidency looming, there can be no room for such failures.

    laments the lack of a strong, coordinated message at the latest Munich Security Conference.
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    Rethinking Inequality in Latin America

    Ana María Ibáñez highlights new research showing that the problem is neither as predictable nor as static as many believe.

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