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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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    Russia, Iran, and the Perils of Post-Autocracy

    Robert D. Kaplan

    With Russia facing defeat on the battlefield and massive protests once again engulfing Iran, both countries’ regimes look vulnerable. But the end of tyranny is more likely to lead to a dangerous political vacuum than to a democratic transition.

    warns that the collapse of a despotic regime more often leads to a political void than to a healthy democracy.
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    The Global Necessity of American Democracy

    Javier Solana shows why the political health of the United States has become a matter of global concern.
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    Italy’s Next Government Must Tackle Climate Security

    Luca Bergamaschi shows why the country’s politicians can no longer afford to ignore a major threat to national security.
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    Preparing for the Next Global Catastrophe

    José Manuel Barroso explains why global leaders must focus on creating equitable response mechanisms ahead of the next crisis.
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    Climate Justice with Chinese Characteristics?

    Yu Jie explains what it will take for the country's new foreign sustainable-development initiative to succeed.
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    The Key to Unlocking Africa’s Economic Potential

    Landry Signé explains why fostering trade integration and regional value chains is essential for the continent to prosper.
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    Geopolitical Davids and Goliaths

    Harold James considers lessons from smaller countries about how to wield power and influence in the twenty-first century.
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    Europe and the New Non-Alignment

    Laurence Tubiana sees both challenges and opportunities for climate policy in an era of geopolitical fragmentation.
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    America’s Education Emergency

    Sep 26, 2022 Michael R. Strain calls for urgent action to make up for pandemic learning loss in light of dismal new test scores.

  2. God Save the Pound?
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    God Save the Pound?

    Sep 26, 2022 Andrés Velasco explains why sterling is plummeting when economic theory says it should be soaring.

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    Preparing for the Long War

    Sep 26, 2022 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

    Sep 26, 2022 Abe Shinzō set out his vision for the region less than one month prior to his assassination in July.

  5. Russia, Iran, and the Perils of Post-Autocracy
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    Russia, Iran, and the Perils of Post-Autocracy

    Sep 26, 2022 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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    Europe and the New Non-Alignment

    Laurence Tubiana

    Despite the massive civilian suffering in Ukraine, many countries have been wary of taking sides, owing both to a perception of European double standards and to Russia’s leverage over energy and commodity prices. But while new geopolitical dynamics have complicated climate advocacy, they certainly haven't derailed it.

    sees both challenges and opportunities for climate policy in an era of geopolitical fragmentation.
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    Should Energy Companies’ Windfall Profits Be Taxed?

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    John H. Cochrane, Daniel Litvin, Yanis Varoufakis, Isabella M. Weber

    Imposing a one-off tax on energy companies’ extraordinary profits might seem like a no-brainer at a time of soaring inflation, but the idea has more than a few detractors. As policymakers in a growing number of economies move ahead, we asked PS commentators whether they are right to do so.

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    Werner Hoyer on REPower EU, climate adaptation, clean-tech innovation, and more

    Werner Hoyer emphasizes that European investments in LNG and pipeline gas are only a stopgap, views green hydrogen as central to a mutually beneficial partnership between Africa and Europe, touts the importance of modern financial instruments to mobilizing private capital in the fight against climate change, and more.
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    What’s Breaking Democracy?

    William H. Janeway traces the historical roots of the West’s current problems to the rise of neoliberalism in the 1970s.
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    Will Ukraine Win?

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    Simon Johnson, Josep Borrell, Richard Haass, Slavoj Žižek, Dina Khapaeva, Andrei Kolesnikov, Denis Volkov

    Ukraine’s current counteroffensive, in which its forces have regained control of some 3,400 square miles (8,800 square kilometers) of the country’s territory, has raised hopes that a Russian defeat is possible, if not inevitable. But while Russia’s occupation has been weakened, Ukraine’s path to victory for remains long, arduous, and rife with pitfalls.

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    Climate Injustice and the Curse of Illusory Growth

    Hippolyte Fofack shows why achieving global income convergence and sustainable development will require a new economic model.
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    Italy’s Next Government Must Tackle Climate Security

    Luca Bergamaschi shows why the country’s politicians can no longer afford to ignore a major threat to national security.
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    Making Net-Zero Pledges Count

    Catherine McKenna argues that as long as companies' commitments are voluntary, they will be inadequate.
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    Navigating a World in Shock

    Bertrand Badré & Yves Tiberghien identify eight overlapping crises that have emerged in the absence of effective multilateralism.

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Africa’s economic rise is a world-changing development, but the sources of its emerging strength – and lingering weaknesses – are little understood. W…

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