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    Anatomy of a Massacre

    Shlomo Ben-Ami

    The 1860 massacre of Christians in Damascus holds useful lessons about what it takes to arrest – and recover from – inter-communal violence. But there is a difference between a pogrom and a genocide, and conflating the two can do more harm than good.

    considers what the 1860 massacre of Christians in Damascus can and cannot teach us about preventing genocide.
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    AI: Hope or Hype?

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    Angela Huyue Zhang, S. Alex Yang, Michael R. Strain, Anne-Marie Slaughter, Avni Patel Thompson, Jamie Metzl, Simon Johnson, Eric Hazan, Daron Acemoglu

    Whether generative artificial intelligence will do more harm or good to our families, economies, and societies remains an open question. In devising strategies for harnessing the technology, optimism is undoubtedly warranted, but it should not come at the expense of realism.

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    Putting Africa on the Path to Prosperity

    Mohamed Ould Ghazouani & Ajay Banga urge the G7 to focus on the continent’s future, and on five priorities in particular, at this week’s summit.
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    The Dangers of a US Capital Inflow Tax

    Maurice Obstfeld worries that a little-known, highly costly method of deficit reduction is gaining political traction.
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    How Techno-Libertarians Fell in Love with Big Government

    Quinn Slobodian argues Silicon Valley investors are against the state only insofar as it is not enriching them personally.
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    Europe’s Green Transition Requires More Skilled Workers

    Julie Beaufils urges policymakers to boost the attractiveness of technical vocations by expanding access to apprenticeships.
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    India’s “Truman Show” Democracy

    Debasish Roy Chowdhury explains how Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s chauvinist ruling party has coopted the country’s news media.
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    A Monetary and Economic Order Fit for the Twenty-First Century

    Ulrich Volz, et al. identify eight priorities to build a more resilient, inclusive, and sustainable global financial architecture.
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    What Comes After Neoliberalism?

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    Mehrsa Baradaran , Anne O. Krueger , Mariana Mazzucato , Dani Rodrik , Joseph E. Stiglitz , Michael R. Strain

    Governments that had spent nearly a half-century preaching the virtues of free trade, deregulation, and hyperglobalization are now imposing import tariffs and export restrictions, adopting industrial policies, and lavishing subsidies on domestic firms in favored sectors, like green tech. With many observers heralding the death of neoliberalism, we asked PS commentators what comes next.

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    The Dangers of a US Capital Inflow Tax

    Jun 14, 2024 Maurice Obstfeld worries that a little-known, highly costly method of deficit reduction is gaining political traction.

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    A Monetary and Economic Order Fit for the Twenty-First Century

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    Putting Africa on the Path to Prosperity

    Jun 14, 2024 Mohamed Ould Ghazouani & Ajay Banga urge the G7 to focus on the continent’s future, and on five priorities in particular, at this week’s summit.

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    Anatomy of a Massacre

    Jun 14, 2024 Shlomo Ben-Ami considers what the 1860 massacre of Christians in Damascus can and cannot teach us about preventing genocide.

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    Anatomy of a Massacre

    Shlomo Ben-Ami

    The 1860 massacre of Christians in Damascus holds useful lessons about what it takes to arrest – and recover from – inter-communal violence. But there is a difference between a pogrom and a genocide, and conflating the two can do more harm than good.

    considers what the 1860 massacre of Christians in Damascus can and cannot teach us about preventing genocide.
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    Carla Norrlöf on NATO, the US dollar, the Gaza war, and more

    Carla Norrlöf advocates an expansion of NATO’s operational focus, suggests ways the US can enhance global confidence in the dollar, offers the Biden administration advice on how to respond to escalating tensions in the Middle East, and more.
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    The New-Old Authoritarianism

    Ruth Ben-Ghiat explains how Donald Trump and other “strongmen” leaders are dismantling democracy.
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    China’s Economy Cannot Export Its Problems Away

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    Raghuram G. Rajan and Rohit Lamba on Indian job creation, industrial policy, democracy, and more

    Raghuram G. Rajan & Rohit Lamba argue that India must place the highest priority on creating and owning intellectual property, advocate an alternative to interventionist industrial policies like subsidies, call for the decentralization of Indian governance at every level, and more.
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    The Indian Election and the Country’s Economic Future

    Raghuram G. Rajan worries that the country will squander its massive potential by trying to emulate China's growth strategy.

It is both the best and the worst of times for democracy – or at least for voting. Although a record-breaking four billion people across 76 countries will have cast ballots in elections this year, democratic institutions are increasingly under strain, and leading watchdogs warn of a broad-based global trend toward “autocratization.”

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