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    Rethinking Debt Sustainability in Africa

    Célestin Monga shows why analysts need a more holistic framework for assessing African countries' “balance sheets.”
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    Putin’s Dogs of War

    Dina Khapaeva dissects what the growing prominence of the Wagner Group’s mercenaries says about Vladimir Putin’s regime.
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    Decolonizing Global Finance

    Hippolyte Fofack proposes fundamental reforms to correct for the Bretton Woods system's structural birth defects.
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    Germany’s Reckoning

    Helmut K. Anheier traces the contours of the country's debate, triggered by the Ukraine war, about its strategic future.
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    The New European Frontier

    Giulio Boccaletti thinks a changing climate will force the European Union finally to embrace its political nature.
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    What Drives Innovation?

    William H. Janeway shows that since the dawn of industrialization, the state has been the prime mover behind technological progress.
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    PS Commentators’ Predictions for 2023

    PS editors asked commentators to identify national and global trends to look out for in the coming year.
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    Revitalizing the Struggle for Human Rights

    Gareth Evans offers eight principles to guide advocates as they try to put progress back on track.
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    America's Silent Progressive Majority

    Joseph E. Stiglitz considers what the midterm election results indicate about voters' real priorities.
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    The Age of Megathreats

    Nouriel Roubini thinks new systemic risks amount to not just a quantitative but a qualitative change in the global economy.
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    Displaying Our Skeletons

    Dina Khapaeva

    Between the mid-1970s and the 1990s, adults appropriated Halloween and took it global. But the popularity of the holiday reflects cultural and intellectual trends that have also nurtured anti-democratic and anti-humanist politics from the United States to Russia.

    explains how Halloween arose from the dead and, since the late 1970s, took over the world.
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    One Hundred Years of Fascism

    Jason Stanley marks the centennial of Mussolini’s March on Rome by explaining the ideology’s staying power.

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