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Philippe Legrain

Philippe Legrain

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Philippe Legrain, a former economic adviser to the president of the European Commission, is Visiting Senior Fellow at the London School of Economics’ European Institute and the author of Them and Us: How Immigrants and Locals Can Thrive Together (Oneworld, 2020).  

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  1. Europe Must Rearm Now
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    Europe Must Rearm Now

    Feb 13, 2024 Philippe Legrain urges NATO's European members to act immediately on the threat that the United States could abandon them.

  2. A Brexit Reset?
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    A Brexit Reset?

    Mar 1, 2023 Philippe Legrain sees reason to hope that the Windsor Framework for Northern Ireland will help revive EU-UK relations.

  3. Can Anti-EU Populism Survive Putin’s War?
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    Can Anti-EU Populism Survive Putin’s War?

    Apr 19, 2022 Philippe Legrain highlights growing evidence that Russia’s attack on Ukraine has weakened its allies in Europe.

  4. An Interview with Philippe Legrain
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    An Interview with Philippe Legrain

    Dec 1, 2020 Philippe Legrain says the EU and member states’ governments should hold populists’ feet to the fire, calls for a Franco-German grand bargain, and explains how to ensure that welcoming refugees yields economic dividends.

  5. Populism After Trump
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    Populism After Trump

    Nov 16, 2020 Philippe Legrain explains why the US president's election loss is bad news for his foreign counterparts, especially in Europe.

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    The Urgency of Sovereign-Debt Restructuring

    José Antonio Ocampo highlights the need for a comprehensive mechanism to deliver relief to low- and middle-income countries.
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    The Gaza War Goes Global

    Joschka Fischer

    The escalating war in the Middle East must be understood in a broader context. The fact that the Iranian regime felt emboldened to risk a direct strike on Israel attests to a changing world order in which Western power is increasingly open to challenge.

    considers the implications of Iran’s unprecedented decision to launch a direct strike on Israeli territory.
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    Gender-Neutral Fintech Isn’t Working for Women

    Emmanuel Nyirinkindi & Jessica Schnabel show that the industry is not fully delivering on its promise to accelerate financial inclusion.
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    The Urgency of Palestinian Statehood

    Gareth Evans explains why formal international recognition is crucial to ending the intolerable status quo.
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    Quality Journalism Is More Important than Ever

    Anya Schiffrin, et al. explain how policymakers can support rigorous, objective reporting, just as they provide other public goods.
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    Is India’s Economy Overhyped?

    Shang-Jin Wei argues that the country’s rapid development, while undeniable, conceals deeper structural problems.
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    Negotiating a Bigger, Better World Bank

    Michael Krake & Wempi Saputra explain how a new framework will nudge countries to invest in projects that deliver global public goods.
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    The Ozone Layer’s Recovery Shows How to Protect the Planet

    Robert Redford & Xiye Bastida highlight the critical role of international cooperation in preserving the planet’s habitability.
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    The Middle East Needs a Ceasefire Now

    Daoud Kuttab explains why the latest escalation could lead to a truce instead of an all-out military showdown.

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