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Putin’s War on Ukraine

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    Preparing for the Long War

    Mark Leonard thinks Europeans should plan for a prolonged conflict despite Ukraine’s recent gains.
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    Russia, Iran, and the Perils of Post-Autocracy

    Robert D. Kaplan warns that the collapse of a despotic regime more often leads to a political void than to a healthy democracy.
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    What Stopped Globalization?

    Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg shows how the Ukraine war achieved what neither soaring inequality nor the COVID-19 pandemic could.
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    Winter Is Coming, and Putin Is Failing

    Carl Bildt thinks Ukraine’s counteroffensive in the northeast has fundamentally altered the course of the war.
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    Who Is Winning the War in Ukraine?

    Shlomo Ben-Ami argues that the United States needs to curtail defense contractors' influence over its foreign policy.
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    Do Most Russians Support the War in Ukraine?

    Andrei Kolesnikov & Denis Volkov paint a more nuanced picture of public opinion than headline polling figures suggest.
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    Ukraine Is Palestine, Not Israel

    Slavoj Žižek explains why the war must be framed in universal terms, rather than as a defense of Europe.
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    Ukraine’s Coming Winter of Decision

    Richard Haass thinks the country’s leaders will have to use the lull in the fighting to weigh war goals and economic costs.
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    Core Dangers for the Fed and China

    Stephen S. Roach

    Just as a fixation on core inflation can mislead central banks, as it has done with the US Federal Reserve, the power of a “core leader” like China’s Xi Jinping is a recipe for misdirected and ultimately unsustainable policy regimes. The very notion of a core adds a false sense of precision when addressing complex problems.

    thinks the US central bank and Chinese governance share a conceptual weakness leading to major policy blunders.
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    Amazon’s Satanic Mills

    Antara Haldar sees recent unionization efforts as a welcome response to an unethical and inhumane business model.
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    Asia’s Captive Market for Migrant Labor

    M. Niaz Asadullah highlights how an entrenched alliance of politicians, bureaucrats, and business elites is exploiting workers.
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    In Search of a Development Plan for Asia

    Andrew Sheng & Xiao Geng argue that bottom-up institutions – not top-down strategies – are the key to regional integration.
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    Giorgia Meloni’s Moment

    Bill Emmott sees little difference between the Brothers of Italy’s program and that of recent right-wing governments.
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    America’s Education Emergency

    Michael R. Strain calls for urgent action to make up for pandemic learning loss in light of dismal new test scores.
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    God Save the Pound?

    Andrés Velasco explains why sterling is plummeting when economic theory says it should be soaring.
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    Preparing for the Long War

    Mark Leonard thinks Europeans should plan for a prolonged conflict despite Ukraine’s recent gains.
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    Realizing a Free and Open Indo-Pacific

    Abe Shinzō

    Less than a month before he was assassinated, Japan’s longest-serving prime minister set out his vision for the region. He buttressed his case by comparing China’s growing threats against Taiwan to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

    set out his vision for the region less than one month prior to his assassination in July.

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