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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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    Where Is Xi’s China Heading?

    Rana Mitter considers the country’s biggest challenges and opportunities during its leader’s unprecedented third term.
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    How to Tax Energy Companies’ Windfall Profits

    Clemens Fuest & Axel Ockenfels consider the underappreciated difficulties of implementing new levies without creating unwanted side effects.
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    Europe and the New Non-Alignment

    Laurence Tubiana sees both challenges and opportunities for climate policy in an era of geopolitical fragmentation.
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    Climate Injustice and the Curse of Illusory Growth

    Hippolyte Fofack shows why achieving global income convergence and sustainable development will require a new economic model.
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    Putin the Terrible

    Dina Khapaeva

    In pressing the politics of neomedieval history, Russian President Vladimir Putin is seeking to deny the viability of democracy and to justify social inequalities, autocracy, terror, and an aggressive imperial foreign policy. His political project is thus hardly unique.

    traces the history of the Kremlin's campaign to transform Russia's national memory and identity.
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    No Decarbonization Without Democratization

    Hélène Landemore

    Addressing climate change requires not just scientific and engineering expertise but also political consensus-building and special attention to matters of justice. Given these widely varied demands, the problem is best tackled through a form of open democracy in which ordinary citizens are empowered to legislate.

    argues against the temptation to respond to climate change by further empowering experts and technocrats.
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    The Roots of Resistance

    Yuliya Tymoshenko

    Ukraine's success in fighting Russia's much larger army is rooted in the fact that the country has been unified, in a way that it has not been in centuries, by a single purpose: preservation of its sovereignty, lives, and liberties. And now that unity is fueling the spread of partisan warfare in areas controlled by the occupier.

    draws a direct line from Europe's anti-Nazi underground armies of World War II to Ukraine's partisan war today.
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    The Danger of Nuclear Reactors in War

    Bennett Ramberg shows why the world needs a formal agreement banning attacks on live reactors and related facilities.
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    The New Geopolitics

    Bruno Maçães thinks today's rivalries will determine who shapes the rules under which everyone else must live.

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