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    How to Build the European Political Community

    Jean Pisani-Ferry & Daniela Schwarzer

    A European Union summit in Prague on October 6 could mark a watershed moment in the continent's integration process. With a clearly defined mission, ambitious goals, and serious commitment, the new body could reshape the EU’s relations with its neighbors.

    urge those attending the EU's upcoming Prague summit to establish ambitious goals and a long-term timetable.
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    Women, Life, Freedom, and the Left

    Slavoj Žižek

    Four recent global news stories have revealed the varieties of women’s empowerment, showing how the politics of sex and gender can either challenge or reinforce existing power structures. For Western liberals, understanding these dynamics will be crucial to beating back the new right.

    shows how four recent news events highlight the failings of Western progressives to counter the far right.
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    Liz Truss’s Backward Vision of the Future

    Diane Coyle argues that the new UK government will never cure what ails the British economy by living in the past.
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    The Stabilizing Effect of Inflation

    Daniel Gros explains why, despite the disruptions caused by monetary tightening, a financial crisis is unlikely.
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    Liz Truss vs. the Bank of England

    Shang-Jin Wei explains how UK policymakers can prevent a financial crisis by helping pensioners and homeowners.
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    Germany’s Emerging War Economy

    Dalia Marin outlines how the country can transform its economy and help Europe achieve strategic autonomy.
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    The State Is Taking Back Energy

    Nick Butler sees increased government intervention in the sector as necessary but too often suboptimal.
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    Japan’s Post-Abe Trust Crisis

    Akira Kawamoto explains how Fumio Kishida’s embattled government can regain public confidence and boost economic growth.
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    The Trade Agenda Today

    Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala interviewed by Anne O. Krueger about the challenges facing her organization.
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  1. Is Putin in Peril?
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    Is Putin in Peril?

    Oct 6, 2022 PS Commentators consider whether the war in Ukraine will bring down the Russian president.

  2. Liz Truss’s Backward Vision of the Future
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    Liz Truss’s Backward Vision of the Future

    Oct 6, 2022 Diane Coyle argues that the new UK government will never cure what ails the British economy by living in the past.

  3. The State Is Taking Back Energy
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    The State Is Taking Back Energy

    Oct 6, 2022 Nick Butler sees increased government intervention in the sector as necessary but too often suboptimal.

  4. The Stabilizing Effect of Inflation
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    The Stabilizing Effect of Inflation

    Oct 6, 2022 Daniel Gros explains why, despite the disruptions caused by monetary tightening, a financial crisis is unlikely.

  5. Germany’s Emerging War Economy
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    Germany’s Emerging War Economy

    Oct 6, 2022 Dalia Marin outlines how the country can transform its economy and help Europe achieve strategic autonomy.

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    J. Bradford DeLong on US inflation, redistribution, economic dogma, and more

    J. Bradford DeLong explains how the US Federal Reserve is undermining market and investor confidence, urges US Democrats to uphold supply-side progressivism, and proposes a straightforward approach to addressing the problems of distribution and utilization.
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    The Trade Agenda Today

    Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala interviewed by Anne O. Krueger about the challenges facing her organization.
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    King Dollar

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    Jeffrey Frankel, Dambisa Moyo, Mohamed A. El-Erian, Ernesto Talvi, Gautam Nair, Federico Sturzenegger

    In recent weeks, the US dollar has reached 20-year highs against key foreign currencies, and all-time highs against the Chinese renminbi and the British pound. What is sustaining the greenback’s surge, and what are its most significant consequences?

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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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    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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    The State Is Taking Back Energy

    Nick Butler sees increased government intervention in the sector as necessary but too often suboptimal.
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    The Populist Climate Threat

    Izabella Teixeira, et al. warn that right-wing nationalists and other political opportunists could normalize inaction.
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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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