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    The Fragile Fraternity of China and Russia

    Nina L. Khrushcheva

    Vladimir Putin’s recent state visit to Beijing – his first trip abroad since being inaugurated for a fifth term – was practically a mirror image of Mao Zedong’s visit to Moscow 75 years ago, when Stalin looked down on his guest. There is little reason to think that the bilateral relationship will prove more resilient this time.

    doubts that two countries with such diverging interests will be able to build a lasting partnership.
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    King Trump on Trial

    Richard K. Sherwin

    High-ranking Republican politicians have lately been turning up at Donald Trump’s New York City trial to demonstrate solidarity with the former president. But their attendance also serves a more alarming purpose: to validate Trump as a competing source of sovereign power, independent of the US Constitution and the rule of law.

    explains why a parade of Republican leaders have made appearances at the former president’s trial in New York.
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    What the China Pessimists Are Getting Wrong

    Yu Yongding rejects gloomy narratives about the economy’s prospects and proposes ways to revive growth.
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    The Global Economy Is More Vulnerable Than It Seems

    Bertrand Badré & Yves Tiberghien identify five factors driving a potentially catastrophic trend toward fragmentation.
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    The Myth of Central-Bank Independence

    Robert Skidelsky thinks the time has come to transfer power from technocrats back to elected officials.
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    Crunch Time for the Power Sector

    Michael Spence argues that developing flexible, stable, and resilient smart grids requires an expanded industrial policy.
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    A Big Step Forward for Liver Health

    Danjuma Adda explains how new hepatitis guidelines from the World Health Organization could reduce cancer deaths in Africa.
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    The US Treasury’s Bond Blunder Will Cost Gen Z Dearly

    Todd G. Buchholz & James Carter thinks the US should have locked in favorable borrowing rates when it had the chance.
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    The Rise of Mesoeconomics

    William H. Janeway details how a long-neglected field of economic study can be applied to today's most pressing policy challenges.
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  1. What the China Pessimists Are Getting Wrong
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    What the China Pessimists Are Getting Wrong

    May 21, 2024 Yu Yongding rejects gloomy narratives about the economy’s prospects and proposes ways to revive growth.

  2. A Big Step Forward for Liver Health
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    A Big Step Forward for Liver Health

    May 20, 2024 Danjuma Adda explains how new hepatitis guidelines from the World Health Organization could reduce cancer deaths in Africa.

  3. The Fragile Fraternity of China and Russia
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    The Fragile Fraternity of China and Russia

    May 20, 2024 Nina L. Khrushcheva doubts that two countries with such diverging interests will be able to build a lasting partnership.

  4. The Global Economy Is More Vulnerable Than It Seems
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    The Global Economy Is More Vulnerable Than It Seems

    May 20, 2024 Bertrand Badré & Yves Tiberghien identify five factors driving a potentially catastrophic trend toward fragmentation.

  5. The Myth of Central-Bank Independence
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    The Myth of Central-Bank Independence

    May 20, 2024 Robert Skidelsky thinks the time has come to transfer power from technocrats back to elected officials.

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    The Rise of Mesoeconomics

    William H. Janeway

    A growing body of literature focusing on the domain between the microeconomic and the macroeconomic has become increasingly relevant in a world beset by supply shocks. Armed with such insights, those designing industrial policies will have a better chance of achieving their overlapping economic- and national-security goals.

    details how a long-neglected field of economic study can be applied to today's most pressing policy challenges.
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    Adekeye Adebajo on the Non-Aligned Movement, United Nations peacekeeping, African institution-building, and more

    Adekeye Adebajo argues that Israel’s war in Gaza is accelerating the trend toward global apartheid, highlights the strengths and weaknesses of United Nations peacekeeping missions, criticizes the militarization of US engagement with Africa, and more.
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    How Exceptional Is China’s Crony-Capitalist Boom?

    Yuen Yuen Ang explains how corruption both drove the country's GDP growth and sowed the seeds for its current economic problems.
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    India’s Despotic Election

    Debasish Roy Chowdhury explains how Prime Minister Narendra Modi has eroded democratic safeguards and stacked the deck in his favor.
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    Alison L. LaCroix on the US Supreme Court, immigration policy, federalism, and more

    Alison L. LaCroix explains why “originalist” methods of constitutional interpretation are deeply ahistorical, describes the zero-sum relationship between state and federal power in modern America, identifies possible historical analogues for the upcoming US presidential election, and more.
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    The Perils of Retirement in America

    Teresa Ghilarducci proposes a Grey New Deal that would boost economic security for all US workers in old age.

“It is better to ask forgiveness than permission” has been the mantra of the digital revolution so far, and one should not expect that to change with artificial intelligence. For those already in a position to dominate this potentially groundbreaking sector, the opportunities are too enticing to miss.

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    Only Public-Private Cooperation Can Accelerate Decarbonization

    Francesco La Camera & Bruce Douglas explain how to translate political commitments into actual wind turbines and solar panels.
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    There Can Be No Business as Usual for European Industry

    Judith Kirton-Darling urges EU leaders to make a renewed Green Deal, backed by competitiveness-bolstering initiatives, a top priority.
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    Is Climate Action China’s Trump Card?

    Li Shuo & Lauri Myllyvirta explain why the country’s emissions-reduction plan for 2035 could accelerate the fight against global warming.

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  3. Sandeep Vaheesan The Gig Economy vs. America’s Workers
  4. Michael Spence Crunch Time for the Power Sector

  1. Nina L. Khrushcheva The Fragile Fraternity of China and Russia
  2. Richard K. Sherwin King Trump on Trial
  3. Takatoshi Ito The Innocent Bystanders of College Protests
  4. Richard Haass Defining Success in Ukraine

  1. Danjuma Adda A Big Step Forward for Liver Health
  2. Razan Khalifa Al Mubarak, et al. A Turning Point for Clean Cooking
  3. Gordon Brown Getting the Pandemic Treaty Across the Finish Line
  4. Manica Balasegaram Climate Change Is a Worse Health Threat Than We Think

  1. Francesco La Camera, et al. Only Public-Private Cooperation Can Accelerate Decarbonization
  2. Judith Kirton-Darling There Can Be No Business as Usual for European Industry
  3. Silke Bollmohr, et al. Fertilizers Will Not Fix Africa’s Food Crisis
  4. Alessio Terzi, et al. Averting Climate Catastrophe Requires Economic Growth

  1. Michael R. Strain What the AI Pessimists Are Missing
  2. J. Bradford DeLong Musk Has Made Tesla a Meme Stock
  3. Andrew Sheng, et al. China Should Emulate Taiwan’s Tech Policies
  4. Mariana Mazzucato, et al. Central Banks in a Cashless World

  1. Rachel Ruto Clean Cooking Advances Women’s Empowerment
  2. Lilja Dögg Alfreðsdóttir How to Close the Gender Wage Gap
  3. Peter Singer When Is Criticism of Israel Anti-Semitic?
  4. Ian Buruma The Privileged Gaza Protesters

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

  1. Rachel Ruto Clean Cooking Advances Women’s Empowerment
  2. Anne O. Krueger The Geopolitics of Africa’s Debt Crisis
  3. Jayati Ghosh The Key to Transforming African Health

Today’s media landscape is littered with landmines: open hostility from illiberal and autocratic regimes, mounting censorship in countries such as Hungary, Turkey,…

  1. Jodie Ginsberg Our Freedoms Depend on Press Freedom
  2. Carsten Brosda Must Democratizing the Media Be Bad for Democracy?
  3. Anya Schiffrin, et al. Quality Journalism Is More Important than Ever

As the COVID-19 crisis escalates, PS commentators assess its implications for the economy, propose policy responses, and consider what might – and sho…

  1. Gordon Brown Getting the Pandemic Treaty Across the Finish Line
  2. Rachel Glennerster The Pandemic Financing Developing Countries Need
  3. Mariana Mazzucato How to Save the Pandemic Treaty