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Soňa Muzikárová

Soňa Muzikárová

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Soňa Muzikárová, a non-resident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council and a research fellow at the European University Institute, is a former economist at the European Central Bank, a former diplomat at the OECD, and a former senior adviser to the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Slovak Republic.

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  1. Slovakia’s Anti-Democratic Government Is Doubling Down
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    Slovakia’s Anti-Democratic Government Is Doubling Down

    Jun 17, 2024 Soňa Muzikárová warns that the assassination attempt in May has led the government to double down on illiberal reforms.

  2. Eastern Europe Needs a New Immigration Narrative
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    Eastern Europe Needs a New Immigration Narrative

    Mar 20, 2024 Soňa Muzikárová notes that populist leaders are exploiting voters' anxiety about newcomers even as they seek foreign workers.

  3. Europe’s Chance to Finish Off Illiberal Democracy
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    Europe’s Chance to Finish Off Illiberal Democracy

    Nov 21, 2023 Soňa Muzikárová urges EU policymakers to leverage the bloc’s financial power to weaken authoritarian governments.

  4. Greening Eastern Europe’s Growth Engines
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    Greening Eastern Europe’s Growth Engines

    May 9, 2023 Soňa Muzikárová explains why the region's residents and political leaders have been so slow to embrace the climate transition.

  5. Poland’s Ukrainian Rehabilitation
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    Poland’s Ukrainian Rehabilitation

    Feb 20, 2023 Soňa Muzikárová explains what it will take for the country to preserve and increase its newfound influence in Europe.

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    How the G20 Could Help Eliminate Hunger and Extreme Poverty

    Kevin Watkins urges the group’s members to harness their economic and political power to advance shared development targets.
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    A Hillbilly Elegy for Ukraine and the West

    Carl Bildt considers the disastrous implications of US vice-presidential nominee J.D. Vance’s worldview.
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    We Are All Biomass

    Slavoj Žižek sees our shared environmental predicament as a stronger basis for solidarity than appeals to compassion.
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    Mordecai Kurz on market power, Big Tech, antitrust, and more

    Mordecai Kurz explains how technology firms abuse patent law to establish and preserve monopolies, criticizes the US Supreme Court’s approach to market power, sheds light on the relationship between innovation and inequality, and more.
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    Biden Rejects the Drug of Power

    Nina L. Khrushcheva

    Joe Biden's decision to drop out of the presidential race reflects a humility that is far more likely to be found among democratic leaders than authoritarians. But as Donald Trump has shown – with his efforts to overturn the 2020 election and his vow to be a dictator “on day one” – such humility is never guaranteed.

    praises the US president for stepping aside to let a younger candidate take over.
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    Impunity for Authoritarians Fuels Political Violence

    Maciej Kisilowski explains why allowing corrupt leaders to evade justice can stoke public fear and discontent.
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    As Disinformation Thrives, Democracy Dies

    Nishant Lalwani, et al. argue that increased aid for independent media is necessary to defend press freedom in the developing world.
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    The Dead Hand of Neoliberalism Is Blocking Green Growth

    Laura Carvalho sees rich countries pursuing industrial strategies while poorer countries are prevented from following suit.
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    Will the Democrats Win After Biden’s Withdrawal?

    Richard Haass

    US President Joe Biden’s decision to drop out of the 2024 presidential race has revived the Democrats’ chances of victory. Given the profound differences between the two parties, it is difficult to exaggerate just how much is at stake when Americans vote this November.

    explains how the new Democratic nominee could get out from under the shadow of an unpopular president.

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