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  • Around the world, foreign-policy strategists are grappling with new international dynamics, from the Sino-American rivalry and ongoing hot wars to the broader breakdown in multilateral global governance. However, there is much debate about whether global power and alignments are truly shifting, and in what ways.

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      Making or Breaking Democracy

      Michael Ignatieff

      As US President Joe Biden seeks a mandate to restore the postwar international order, Donald Trump, his likely opponent, does not care if it burns to the ground. The future of American democracy and global leadership, as well as the fate of Ukraine and countless other US allies, hangs in the balance.

      worries that America’s internal divisions will weaken global stability in the runup to the November election.
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      The Great Fragmentation

      Beata Javorcik thinks efforts to block the Chinese economy’s access to key technologies risks doing more harm than good.
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      The Outlook for Multilateralism in 2024

      Mark Malloch-Brown considers whether sorely needed reforms to global-governance institutions are still possible or likely.
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      Restoring Trust in Global Leadership

      Sri Mulyani Indrawati calls on the international community to mitigate the threats posed by conflicts and climate change.
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      Venezuela’s New Dawn

      María Corina Machado urges the international community to support and help accelerate the country’s democratic transition.
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      American Anxiety

      Joseph E. Stiglitz worries global economic and political developments will put Donald Trump back in the White House.
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      Could the Israel-Hamas War Lead to Peace?

      Charles A. Kupchan

      It is hard to see anything good coming from the current spasm of violence between Israel and Hamas. But this tragedy, which has forced both Israelis and Palestinians to stare into the abyss, might prove to be a turning point that will clear the path for a lasting peace.

      considers how the current conflagration might pave the way for a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
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      The Battles Ukraine Has Already Won

      Yuliya Tymoshenko touts three successes that make ultimate victory in the war against Russia more likely.
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      Europe’s Chinese New Year

      Zaki Laïdi describes the delicate balance the EU is seeking to strike in its relationship with the People’s Republic.
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      The Moral of the China Story

      Yuen Yuen Ang explains why the world’s second-largest economy has gone from being a model to a warning in just six years.
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      The AI Question We Should Be Asking

      Refik Anadol & Karel Komárek consider the technology’s potential to enhance quintessentially human activities, from art to finance.
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      Progress in Peril

      Angus Deaton reflects on the apparent reversal in global economic development and its implications for the future.

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