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    Will Europe Ever Get Serious About Defense?

    Daniela Schwarzer

    At this year’s Munich Security Conference, European leaders missed yet another opportunity to show how they plan to strengthen NATO’s European pillar and develop a robust European defense industry. Yet with the prospect of another Donald Trump presidency looming, there can be no room for such failures.

    laments the lack of a strong, coordinated message at the latest Munich Security Conference.
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    The EU Must Not Give Up on a Mercosur Trade Deal

    Camila Villard Duran

    A trade deal with Mercosur, a resource-rich bloc with a highly productive agricultural sector, could help the European Union accelerate the green transition and improve food security. But if European policymakers continue to drag their feet on negotiations, the four Latin American countries could seek closer ties with China.

    calls on European policymakers to recalibrate their diplomatic strategy toward the Latin American bloc.
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    The Lonesome Death of Alexei Navalny

    Nina L. Khrushcheva has no doubt that, directly or indirectly, it was the Kremlin that killed the imprisoned opposition leader.
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    The Trump Effect Takes Europe

    Mark Leonard sees the threat of another “America First” presidency spurring Europeans into action on three key issues.
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    Yes, Russian Reserves Should Be Seized

    Michael R. Strain explains why the Kremlin’s frozen assets should be used for Ukraine’s reconstruction.
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    Rethinking Inequality in Latin America

    Ana María Ibáñez highlights new research showing that the problem is neither as predictable nor as static as many believe.
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    Africa’s Shifting Economic Paradigm

    Rabah Arezki urges policymakers to pursue reforms to promote competition and boost domestic consumption.
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    The Case for Mission-Driven Climate Finance

    Bogolo Kenewendo argues that Africa has the ideas, ambition, and capacity to implement green solutions – just not the funding.
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    What Was Capitalism?

    James Livingston asks whether those at the commanding heights of today's economy are steering us toward feudalism or fatuousness.
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  1. Will Europe Ever Get Serious About Defense?
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    Will Europe Ever Get Serious About Defense?

    Feb 20, 2024 Daniela Schwarzer laments the lack of a strong, coordinated message at the latest Munich Security Conference.

  2. Rethinking Inequality in Latin America
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    Rethinking Inequality in Latin America

    Feb 20, 2024 Ana María Ibáñez highlights new research showing that the problem is neither as predictable nor as static as many believe.

  3. Africa’s Shifting Economic Paradigm
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    Africa’s Shifting Economic Paradigm

    Feb 20, 2024 Rabah Arezki urges policymakers to pursue reforms to promote competition and boost domestic consumption.

  4. The Case for Mission-Driven Climate Finance
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    The Case for Mission-Driven Climate Finance

    Feb 20, 2024 Bogolo Kenewendo argues that Africa has the ideas, ambition, and capacity to implement green solutions – just not the funding.

  5. Tim O'Reilly on AI development, regulation, copyright lawsuits, and more
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    Tim O'Reilly on AI development, regulation, copyright lawsuits, and more

    Feb 20, 2024 Tim O'Reilly shows how the imperatives of modern capitalism impede the development of broadly beneficial artificial intelligence, criticizes prevailing regulatory approaches to data privacy, considers how Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos went from value-creators to value-extractors, and more.

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    Tim O'Reilly on AI development, regulation, copyright lawsuits, and more

    Tim O'Reilly shows how the imperatives of modern capitalism impede the development of broadly beneficial artificial intelligence, criticizes prevailing regulatory approaches to data privacy, considers how Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos went from value-creators to value-extractors, and more.
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    What Was Capitalism?

    James Livingston asks whether those at the commanding heights of today's economy are steering us toward feudalism or fatuousness.
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    The Rise of Consumer Crypto

    Steve Kaczynski & Scott Duke Kominers detail a wide range of business uses for non-fungible tokens and other blockchain-based technologies.
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    Robert Skidelsky on Keynes, AI, the future of work, and more

    Robert Skidelsky argues that the best way to secure supply chains is peace, highlights three grave risks posed by artificial intelligence, challenges the notion that science and religion should be regarded as opposites, and more.
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    The Fog of War Crimes

    James A. Goldston shows why the accusation of double standards has accompanied international criminal justice since its birth.
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    What Will the Next Three Months Mean for Gaza and the Middle East?

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    Shlomo Ben-Ami, Charles A. Kupchan, Mark Leonard

    After months of relentless aerial bombardments and a ground invasion, divisions within Israel over the way forward in Gaza are becoming increasingly apparent, and the international community’s patience appears to be wearing thin. With the humanitarian crisis in Gaza deepening – and the risk of regional escalation growing – we asked PS commentators what the next phase of the war may bring.

Around the world, foreign-policy strategists are grappling with new international dynamics, from the Sino-American rivalry and ongoing hot wars to the broader breakdown in multilateral global governance. However, there is much debate about whether global power and alignments are truly shifting, and in what ways.

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    The Case for Mission-Driven Climate Finance

    Bogolo Kenewendo argues that Africa has the ideas, ambition, and capacity to implement green solutions – just not the funding.
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    Reducing Plastic Pollution Requires Local Remedies

    Mirei Endara de Heras explains why on-the-ground initiatives to remove waste must complement top-down efforts to curb production.
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    Official Development Assistance Must Recognize Countries’ Vulnerabilities

    Patrick Guillaumont, et al. urge multilateral lenders to consider countries’ structural vulnerabilities when allocating funds.

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  1. Daniela Schwarzer Will Europe Ever Get Serious About Defense?
  2. Mark Leonard The Trump Effect Takes Europe
  3. Michael R. Strain Yes, Russian Reserves Should Be Seized
  4. Nina L. Khrushcheva The Lonesome Death of Alexei Navalny

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  3. Ann Lindstrand, et al. Lessons from Lower-Income Countries’ COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts
  4. Dixon Chibanda The Global Mental-Health Crisis Demands New Thinking

  1. Bogolo Kenewendo The Case for Mission-Driven Climate Finance
  2. Mirei Endara de Heras Reducing Plastic Pollution Requires Local Remedies
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  4. Patrick Guillaumont, et al. Official Development Assistance Must Recognize Countries’ Vulnerabilities

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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…

  1. Rabah Arezki Africa’s Shifting Economic Paradigm
  2. Bogolo Kenewendo The Case for Mission-Driven Climate Finance
  3. Colin Coleman A Marshall Plan for Africa

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

  1. Mark Esposito, et al. The Threat of Persuasive AI
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  3. Haaris Mateen, et al. What Google and Facebook Owe News Publishers

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

  1. Ann Lindstrand, et al. Lessons from Lower-Income Countries’ COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts
  2. Peter Sands Pandemic or Not, Medical Oxygen Remains Essential
  3. Nancy Qian Zero-COVID’s Long Tail