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The Year of Elections

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  1. sierakowski107_Beata ZawrzelNurPhoto via Getty Images_poland Beata Zawrzel/NurPhoto via Getty Images

    Beating Back Populists at the Grassroots

    Sławomir Sierakowski interprets the seemingly mixed results of recent municipal and provincial elections in Poland.
  2. tharoor189_R.SATISH BABUAFP via Getty Images_voting R.SATISH BABU/AFP via Getty Images

    Does Pakistan Still Matter to India?

    Shashi Tharoor explains why India’s upcoming election is unlikely to change its policy of benign neglect toward its neighbor.
  3. sherwin11_Jessica KourkounisGetty Images_rfk Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images

    Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.’s Twisted Fantasy

    Richard K. Sherwin asks why the scion of a storied political family is playing the role of a spoiler against President Joe Biden.
  4. reichlin35_JOHN THYSAFP via Getty Images_meloni John Thys/AFP via Getty Images

    Giorgia Meloni’s Surprising Success

    Lucrezia Reichlin predicts that the Italian prime minister will have a lasting influence on European politics.
  5. haass166_ROBERTO SCHMIDTAFP via Getty Images_UScapitoljanuary6 Roberto Schmidt/AFP via Getty Images

    America’s Year of Living Dangerously

    Richard Haass highlights what's at stake for the US and the world in November's Biden-Trump rematch.
  6. hedegaard11_y Dursun AydemirAnadolu via Getty Images_parliament elections Dursun Aydemir/Anadolu via Getty Images

    Unity Is Europe’s Greatest Asset

    Connie Hedegaard emphasizes the importance of stability amid persistent economic and geopolitical crises.
  7. tharoor188_Ritesh ShuklaGetty Images_indiaelection Ritesh Shukla/Getty Images

    Indian Democracy’s Moment of Truth

    Shashi Tharoor warns that the ruling BJP will do everything it can to curtail dissent ahead of this year's general election.
  8. boskin93_Tom WilliamsCQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images_election Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images

    The Anatomy of the Biden-Trump Rematch

    Michael J. Boskin surveys the complicated mix of economic and other issues that will likely decide the 2024 election.
  9. patten163_ LEON NEALPOOLAFP via Getty Images_starmersunak Leon Neal/Pool/AFP via Getty Images

    The UK’s Upcoming Election and Its Consequences

    Chris Patten urges British policymakers to collaborate with their European counterparts on migration, security, and trade.
  1. castaneda88_GERARDO MENOSCALAFP via Getty Images_latin america safety GERARDO MENOSCAL/AFP via Getty Images

    From Welfare State to Safe State in Latin America

    Jorge G. Castañeda & Carlos Ominami urge the region’s progressives to start treating security as an essential component of social protection.
  2. ocampo57_Celal GunesAnadolu Agency via Getty Images_imf Celal Gunes/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

    The Urgency of Sovereign-Debt Restructuring

    José Antonio Ocampo highlights the need for a comprehensive mechanism to deliver relief to low- and middle-income countries.
  3. fischer215_Mostafa AlkharoufAnadolu via Getty Images_tel aviv iran attack Mostafa Alkharouf/Anadolu via Getty Images

    The Gaza War Goes Global

    Joschka Fischer

    The escalating war in the Middle East must be understood in a broader context. The fact that the Iranian regime felt emboldened to risk a direct strike on Israel attests to a changing world order in which Western power is increasingly open to challenge.

    considers the implications of Iran’s unprecedented decision to launch a direct strike on Israeli territory.
  4. nyirinkindi1_ISAAC KASAMANIAFP via Getty Images_women phone fintech ISAAC KASAMANI/AFP via Getty Images

    Gender-Neutral Fintech Isn’t Working for Women

    Emmanuel Nyirinkindi & Jessica Schnabel show that the industry is not fully delivering on its promise to accelerate financial inclusion.
  5. evans72_Alex WongGetty Images_palestine statehood Alex Wong/Getty Images

    The Urgency of Palestinian Statehood

    Gareth Evans explains why formal international recognition is crucial to ending the intolerable status quo.
  6. schiffrin10_Mark WilsonGetty Images_journalists Mark Wilson/Getty Images

    Quality Journalism Is More Important than Ever

    Anya Schiffrin, et al. explain how policymakers can support rigorous, objective reporting, just as they provide other public goods.
  7. wei60_MANJUNATH KIRANAFP via Getty Images_india population MANJUNATH KIRAN/AFP via Getty Images

    Is India’s Economy Overhyped?

    Shang-Jin Wei argues that the country’s rapid development, while undeniable, conceals deeper structural problems.
  8. krake1_Celal GunesAnadolu via Getty Images_spring meetings Celal Gunes/Anadolu via Getty Images

    Negotiating a Bigger, Better World Bank

    Michael Krake & Wempi Saputra explain how a new framework will nudge countries to invest in projects that deliver global public goods.
  9. redford1_Getty Images_earth conservation Getty Images

    The Ozone Layer’s Recovery Shows How to Protect the Planet

    Robert Redford & Xiye Bastida highlight the critical role of international cooperation in preserving the planet’s habitability.

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