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    America Is the New Center of Global Instability

    Nouriel Roubini

    Following the storming of the US Capitol, President Donald Trump is desperate for an exit ramp that will preserve both his fragile ego and his future political influence. Unfortunately, that conundrum leaves him with few options other than to foment even more chaos both at home and abroad. 

    expects more violence and instability leading up to and following Donald Trump's departure from office.
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    Trump’s Götterdämmerung

    Ian Buruma

    Without Trump’s bizarre but effective grip on the party, Republicans may well face a period of vicious infighting, which could conceivably tear their party apart. If so, they richly deserve it.  

    asks whether the Republican Party that the US president has made can survive without him at its head.
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    The Truth About Trump’s Mob

    Jeffrey D. Sachs

    The storming of the US Capitol by predominantly white supporters of President Donald Trump was in keeping with a long tradition of mob violence directed by white elites in the service of their own interests. The difference this time is that the rioters turned on their own, suggesting that the old playbook may no longer work. 

    sees the recent violent insurrection at the Capitol as part of a long tradition of white oligarchic rule.
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    Navalny’s Return

    Ekaterina Kotrikadze

    Despite independent journalists uncovering more details about last year's nerve-gas attack against Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, public sentiment in the country remains unmoved. The primary reason is not that Russian citizens don't know about the crime; it is that too many just don't care. 

    Alexei Navalny's coming return to Russia is forcing an examination of Russians' tolerance of flagrant abuses of power.
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    Saving America’s Public Pensions

    Ben Meng

    Although the plight of major US public pension funds is nothing new, the gap between actual and assumed returns is widening faster than ever, owing to today's ultra-low interest rates. But these funds also have inherent advantages that, if used wisely, can place them on a much sounder financial footing.

    explains how struggling institutional investors can meet their goals in today's financial environment.
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