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    The New European Frontier

    Giulio Boccaletti

    Given this summer's climate-driven disasters, one might think that the European political system would be devising comprehensive adaptation plans. But, despite some steps in the right direction, Europeans are only just waking up to the constitutional implications of a changing physical environment.

    thinks a changing climate will force the European Union finally to embrace its political nature.
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    PS Commentators Respond: Could the “Chinese Century” Belong to India?

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    Pranab Bardhan, Brahma Chellaney, Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg, Yi Fuxian

    From demographics to trade to GDP growth, China is currently struggling precisely where India seems to be thriving. At a time when the global economy’s center of gravity is shifting to Asia, we asked PS commentators whether India’s rising star will soon outshine China’s.

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    How Not to Fight Inflation

    Joseph E. Stiglitz sees little upside and much downside to further monetary-policy tightening by the US Federal Reserve.
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    Who Is Part of the Free World?

    Anne-Marie Slaughter urges US President Joe Biden to abandon a phrase that is better left in the twentieth century.
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    Why Industrial Policy Is Back

    Ricardo Hausmann explains why economic theory has finally begun to catch up with centuries of economic practice.
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    Realism About Techno-Optimism

    Gernot Wagner laments that public debate about climate solutions is long on political grandstanding and short on nuance.
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    The Poverty of Anti-Capitalism

    Harold James considers recent arguments against markets, globalization, and growth, finding them to be deeply flawed.
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    The Silver Tsunami

    Hippolyte Fofack highlights global demographic trends that will have profound near- and long-term economic implications.
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  1. The New European Frontier
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    The New European Frontier

    Jan 27, 2023 Giulio Boccaletti thinks a changing climate will force the European Union finally to embrace its political nature.

  2. The Poverty of Anti-Capitalism
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    The Poverty of Anti-Capitalism

    Jan 26, 2023 Harold James considers recent arguments against markets, globalization, and growth, finding them to be deeply flawed.

  3. How Not to Fight Inflation
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    How Not to Fight Inflation

    Jan 26, 2023 Joseph E. Stiglitz sees little upside and much downside to further monetary-policy tightening by the US Federal Reserve.

  4. Who Is Part of the Free World?
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    Who Is Part of the Free World?

    Jan 26, 2023 Anne-Marie Slaughter urges US President Joe Biden to abandon a phrase that is better left in the twentieth century.

  5. Realism About Techno-Optimism
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    Realism About Techno-Optimism

    Jan 26, 2023 Gernot Wagner laments that public debate about climate solutions is long on political grandstanding and short on nuance.

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    The New European Frontier

    Giulio Boccaletti

    Given this summer's climate-driven disasters, one might think that the European political system would be devising comprehensive adaptation plans. But, despite some steps in the right direction, Europeans are only just waking up to the constitutional implications of a changing physical environment.

    thinks a changing climate will force the European Union finally to embrace its political nature.
  2. BQ china india Oleksii Liskonih via Getty Images

    PS Commentators Respond: Could the “Chinese Century” Belong to India?

    Featured in this Big Question

    Pranab Bardhan, Brahma Chellaney, Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg, Yi Fuxian

    From demographics to trade to GDP growth, China is currently struggling precisely where India seems to be thriving. At a time when the global economy’s center of gravity is shifting to Asia, we asked PS commentators whether India’s rising star will soon outshine China’s.

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    Shashi Tharoor on India-Russia relations, the Quad, Ambedkar, and more

    Shashi Tharoor assesses prevailing Indian perceptions of the Ukraine War, criticizes India’s continued wariness of security pacts, touts affirmative-action programs that guarantee outcomes, not just access to opportunities, and more.
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    What Drives Innovation?

    William H. Janeway shows that since the dawn of industrialization, the state has been the prime mover behind technological progress.
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    A Global Debt Explosion?

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    Nouriel Roubini, Kenneth Rogoff, José Antonio Ocampo, Anne O. Krueger, Dani Rodrik, Reza Baqir, Ishac Diwan

    The world is buckling under the weight of its debts. With interest rates – and thus debt-servicing costs – set to continue to rise, and global growth unlikely to pick up any time soon, the risk of crisis is mounting in developed and developing economies alike.

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    The Microchips Are Down

    Edoardo Campanella recounts how semiconductors became both economically and geopolitically central to today's world.
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    An Annual Check-Up for the Climate Movement

    May Boeve assesses patient Earth after a year of energy crises, natural disasters, and landmark global summits.
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    The Fuel of the Future

    Jörg Haas thinks that changing the way gas is produced is crucial to achieving net-zero emissions.
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    What Does the World Need to Achieve Sustainable, Inclusive Growth?

    Sven Smit, et al. propose measures to build an inclusive economy through greater productivity and innovation.

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  1. Harold James The Poverty of Anti-Capitalism
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  3. Ricardo Hausmann Why Industrial Policy Is Back
  4. Rabah Arezki The Multilateral Financing Paradox

  1. Anne-Marie Slaughter Who Is Part of the Free World?
  2. Richard K. Sherwin Patriots in Name Only
  3. Nina L. Khrushcheva Assassinated Are the Peacemakers?
  4. Mark Leonard The Next Globalization

  1. Nana Akufo-Addo, et al. Global Education Has Reached a Tipping Point
  2. William A. Haseltine Breathing Life Back into COVID Prevention
  3. Nancy Qian China’s Brutal COVID Winter
  4. Yacine Djibo Africa’s Climate Crisis Is a Health Crisis

  1. Gernot Wagner Realism About Techno-Optimism
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  3. Jörg Haas The Fuel of the Future
  4. Michael Spence Is It Time to Give Up on 1.5°C?

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  2. Ana Palacio Human Values for Artificial Intelligence
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  4. Gabriela Ramos, et al. AI in the Common Interest

  1. Kaushik Basu A Lesson from West Bengal
  2. Gordon Brown, et al. The Taliban Cannot Defeat Women
  3. Tom Ginsburg The Three-Front War on Academic Freedom
  4. Michele J. Gelfand, et al. How Threatening Are Threats?

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 The Multilateral Financing Paradox
  2. Nana Akufo-Addo, et al. Global Education Has Reached a Tipping Point
  3. Rabah Arezki Egypt’s Economic Crisis Is a Golden Opportunity

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

  1. Arzu Geybulla Facebook Is Failing Journalists
  2. Anne-Marie Slaughter, et al. Defending Democracies’ Information Infrastructure
  3. Alexander Schallenberg, et al. Defending Democracy’s Defenders

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

  1. William A. Haseltine Breathing Life Back into COVID Prevention
  2. Ian Buruma China’s Autocracy in Crisis
  3. Nancy Qian China’s Brutal COVID Winter