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Zaki Laïdi

Zaki Laïdi

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Zaki Laïdi is Professor of International Relations at Sciences Po.

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  1. Europe’s Hard Choices in 2020
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    Europe’s Hard Choices in 2020

    Dec 26, 2019 Zaki Laïdi explains what the European Union must do to defend itself against three major powers that seek to weaken it.

  2. The Hardening of Soft Power
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    The Hardening of Soft Power

    Nov 4, 2019 Zaki Laïdi worries that trade, law, and technology are increasingly being used as means of geopolitical coercion.

  3. Toward a Euro-Pacific Partnership
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    Toward a Euro-Pacific Partnership

    Jul 5, 2019 Zaki Laïdi, et al. advocate forming a new bloc of countries to serve as a united front against protectionism and illiberalism.

  4. Why the EU Election Was a Win for Macron
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    Why the EU Election Was a Win for Macron

    May 29, 2019 Zaki Laïdi thinks the headline results mask more important intra-European political dynamics that bode well for the bloc.

  5. Algeria’s Moment of Truth
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    Algeria’s Moment of Truth

    Apr 23, 2019 Zaki Laïdi shows why, after more than 60 years of rentier-state autocracy, the country is facing a difficult transition.

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    Death or Glory in Russia

    Slavoj Žižek

    The Russian state’s ideological madness and reversion to warlordism have been abetted by a religious fundamentalism that openly celebrates death in the name of achieving a god-like status. As Vladimir Putin’s propagandists are telling Russians, “Life is overrated.”

    traces the religious and intellectual roots of the Kremlin’s increasingly morbid war propaganda.
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    Only the US Congress Can Stop Ukraine from Winning

    Simon Johnson explains why Russia’s best hope now lies with House Republicans’ nonsensical position on the US debt ceiling.
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    What Japanese Deterrence Would Look Like

    Bill Emmott explains what it will take to discourage aggression by North Korea, Russia, and especially China.
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    Getting to Monetary Integration in Latin America

    Camila Villard Duran explains why the vision of a regional unit of account, advanced by Brazil and Argentina, is achievable.
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    The Age of Verbiage

    Arvind Subramanian blames today’s nonstop inundation of expert opinion for undermining the quality of public discourse.
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    Davos Man Has a People Problem

    Antara Haldar suspects that the socially “disembedded” economic logic of globalization has gone as far as it can go.
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    Eliminate the Debt Ceiling

    Willem H. Buiter thinks the US Constitution and common sense argue for a de facto abolition of the cap.
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    Japan’s Fiscal Dilemma

    Takatoshi Ito explains why the country’s deficit-financed spending spree endangers its national security.
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    Too Soon for Global Optimism

    Kenneth Rogoff

    It is hard to reconcile the jubilant mood of many business leaders with the uncertainty caused by the war in Ukraine. While there are some positive signs of economic recovery, a sudden escalation could severely destabilize the global economy, cause a stock market crash, and accelerate deglobalization.

    warns that the Ukraine war and economic fragmentation are still jeopardizing world growth prospects.

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