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  1. alkhater1_GUIDO KIRCHNERdpaAFP via Getty Images_green recovery GUIDO KIRCHNER/dpa/AFP via Getty Images

    Building the Green-Recovery Consensus

    Lolwah Al-Khater & Brian Finlay urge the international community to adopt a shared roadmap for sustainable socioeconomic development.
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    Will Ukraine's Tragedy Spur UN Security Council Reform?

    Kemal Derviş & José Antonio Ocampo argue that a mechanism for overturning permanent members’ vetoes would make the organization more effective.
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    Southeast Asia's New-Old Cold War

    Thitinan Pongsudhirak explains why the region will once again be a major theater of superpower confrontation.
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    A Whiff of Munich

    Harold James considers the historical parallels between 1938 and the latest conflict between Russia and the West.
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    Africa Cannot Afford a Second Cold War

    Hippolyte Fofack warns that rising Sino-American tensions could lead to further lost decades for the region.
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    The Drums of War in Taiwan and Ukraine

    Carl Bildt thinks Chinese and Russian saber-rattling should be viewed as part of a broader strategic threat.
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    Five Visions for a New International Order

    Ana Palacio assesses world leaders' views on the future of global rules and cooperation.
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    NATO's Responsibility to Save Afghans

    Edi Rama argues that the Alliance must not abandon those who believed in and worked with it.

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  1. neier64_ALEXANDER NEMENOVAFP via Getty Images_putinbrezhnev Alexander Nemenov/AFP via Getty Images

    Putin’s Brezhnev Moment

    Aryeh Neier draws parallels between the regime’s ongoing crackdown on civil society and late Soviet repression.
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    Utopia or Bust

    J. Bradford DeLong considers our options for both expanding and effectively slicing the proverbial economic pie.
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    Germany’s Reckoning

    Helmut K. Anheier

    Germany is now grappling with a host of difficult questions about its place in the world, the nature of its politics, and its most cherished values. For a pacifist society in a new age of conflict and war, everything must change if things are to remain the same.

    traces the contours of the country's debate, triggered by the Ukraine war, about its strategic future.
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    Preempting a Generative AI Monopoly

    Diane Coyle urges policymakers to take steps to counter the anti-competitive implications of a rapidly emerging market.
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    Japan’s Strategic Imperative

    Joseph S. Nye, Jr. sees the country doubling down on its best option for ensuring national security and regional stability.
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    China’s Savings Conundrum

    Zhang Jun explains why – and how – the country must stimulate household consumption to achieve a robust recovery.
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    The Flight of the Inflation Hawks

    Though the US Federal Reserve’s first interest-rate hike of 2023 is smaller than those that preceded it, policymakers have signaled that more increases are on the way, despite slowing price growth. But there is good reason to doubt the utility – and fear the consequences – of continued rate hikes, on both sides of the Atlantic.

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    How to Transform African Agriculture

    Safia Boly & Omid Kassiri identify four principles that could help governments across the continent boost food security.
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    Making Ukrainian Victory Possible

    Josep Borrell explains why continued military support and other forms of assistance remain critical.

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