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Democracy and Its Enemies

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  1. schwarzer8_Sven Hoppepicture alliance via Getty Images_zelensky msc Sven Hoppe/picture alliance via Getty Images

    Will Europe Ever Get Serious About Defense?

    Daniela Schwarzer laments the lack of a strong, coordinated message at the latest Munich Security Conference.
  2. malik7_Rebecca ConwayGetty Images_pakistan election Rebecca Conway/Getty Images

    Pakistan’s Middle-Class Rage Against Military Rule

    Adeel Malik explains how economic dissatisfaction fueled the electoral backlash against the country’s leadership.
  3. ebfoley1_JASON CONNOLLYAFP via Getty Images_USelectionballot Jason Connolly/AFP via Getty Images

    How to Depolarize American Politics

    Edward B. Foley & Eric S. Maskin propose a system in which voters can express a preference between three candidates.
  4. schwarzer7_ Sean GallupGetty Images_afd Sean Gallup/Getty Images

    Germany’s Dangerous Alternatives

    Daniela Schwarzer explains why rising support for newer radical parties poses a serious threat.
  5. mueller50_ Martin Schuttpicture alliance via Getty Images_hocke protest Martin Schutt/picture alliance via Getty Images

    The Case for Banning Anti-Democratic Candidates

    Jan-Werner Mueller explains how, and under what conditions, disqualifying individuals from elections is justified.
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    American Greatness and Decline

    Joseph S. Nye, Jr. warns that populist nationalism at home is by far the biggest threat to US power.
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    Will 2024 Be the New 1933?

    Mark Jones worries that, with fateful elections looming this year, the lessons of Hitler’s rise to power are being ignored.
  8. buruma210_Imtiyaz KhanAnadolu via Getty Images_modiram Imtiyaz Khan/Anadolu via Getty Images

    The Threat of Messianic Politics

    Ian Buruma explains why political leaders and contenders worldwide are embracing the role of religious savior.
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    The Redemocratization of Poland

    Adam Michnik interviewed by Irena Grudzińska Gross about the challenges of overcoming eight years of populist misrule.
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    The US Is Jeopardizing the Open Internet

    Natalie Dunleavy Campbell & Stan Adams condemn America’s apparent decision to abandon its role as a champion of a free digital domain.
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    How to Finance Higher Education in Africa

    Célestin Monga proposes a mix of several funding streams to improve access to high-quality colleges and universities.
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    Catalytic Capital Holds the Key to Southeast Asia’s Green Transition

    Kitty Bu & Stefanie Fairholme highlight the potential role of early-stage funding in advancing the region’s decarbonization efforts.
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    Which AI Risks Matter?

    Edoardo Campanella

    To prevent humanity from ever being demoted to the status of gorillas by a highly advanced artificial intelligence, most AI experts agree that we must retain control over the technology. But with developers racing to achieve the next breakthrough and gain market share, that may be easier said than done.

    considers three leading experts’ assessments of the technology’s future capabilities and their implications.
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    Europe Must Defend Itself

    Donald Trump – who spent his presidency lambasting NATO – recently suggested that he would encourage Russian aggression against NATO allies that had not met their commitment to spend 2% of GDP on defense. With Trump vying for another term in the White House – and the Ukraine war still raging on the European Union’s doorstep – EU countries can no longer ignore the difficult but essential task of taking charge of their own security.

  6. klee18_Daniel BerehulakGetty Images_shenzhen Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images

    Making the Most of FDI

    Keun Lee considers what it takes to convert foreign investment into growth, development, and technological upgrading.
  7. frankel157_Michael M. SantiagoGetty Images_economy Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images

    Explaining Americans’ Pessimism About a Strong Economy

    Jeffrey Frankel considers possible reasons for the disconnect between economic performance and public perceptions.
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    Sharing the Tech Wealth

    Diane Coyle urges investment in digital public infrastructure to curb the adverse effects of market power.
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    The WTO’s FDI Challenge

    Karl P. Sauvant urges the World Trade Organization’s members to adopt the new Investment Facilitation for Development Agreement.

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