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    The Global Implications of Georgia’s Political Crisis

    Salome Samadashvili

    Borrowing from the Kremlin’s playbook, Bidzina Ivanishvili, Georgia’s de facto ruler, is seeking to eliminate foreign-funded NGOs, suppress independent media, and eradicate the political opposition. His determination to establish an authoritarian regime reflects his harmony of interests with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

    implores the US and Europe to bolster democracy in the country at a make-or-break moment.
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    Why Republicans Go Crawling Back to Donald Trump

    Reed Galen sees the fecklessness of figures like William Barr as proof of the sorry state of the American political class.
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    How to Protect the World from the Next Pandemic

    Winnie Byanyima & Joseph E. Stiglitz envision a global accord that applies the lessons of past health crises and includes binding commitments.
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    Trade Unions Can Defeat Europe’s Far Right

    Oliver Roethig explains why stronger trade unions hold the key to countering the rise of extremist parties.
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    The Economics of Health for All

    Mariana Mazzucato explains why pandemic prevention and preparedness must be embedded in economic policymaking.
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    Strict Separation Is Not the Answer for Palestine and Israel

    Yanis Varoufakis warns against a two-apartheid-state solution that affirms the dangerous principle of ethnic exclusivity.
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    Human Capital for the Age of Generative AI

    Simon Johnson & Eric Hazan explain how adoption of the technology could help suitably qualified workers climb the wage ladder.
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    Whom Will America Elect?

    Gary Gerstle explains why the rematch between Donald Trump and Joe Biden has turned out to be a close contest.
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    Economic Development in an Age of Great-Power Competition

    Andrew Sheng & Xiao Geng considers developing countries’ prospects for boosting competitiveness amid rising US-China trade tensions.
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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.
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  1. Trade Unions Can Defeat Europe’s Far Right
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    Trade Unions Can Defeat Europe’s Far Right

    May 30, 2024 Oliver Roethig explains why stronger trade unions hold the key to countering the rise of extremist parties.

  2. Why Republicans Go Crawling Back to Donald Trump
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    Why Republicans Go Crawling Back to Donald Trump

    May 30, 2024 Reed Galen sees the fecklessness of figures like William Barr as proof of the sorry state of the American political class.

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    Economic Development in an Age of Great-Power Competition

    May 30, 2024 Andrew Sheng & Xiao Geng considers developing countries’ prospects for boosting competitiveness amid rising US-China trade tensions.

  4. Human Capital for the Age of Generative AI
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    Human Capital for the Age of Generative AI

    May 30, 2024 Simon Johnson & Eric Hazan explain how adoption of the technology could help suitably qualified workers climb the wage ladder.

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    To Fight Climate Change, Protect Healthy Soil

    May 29, 2024 Juan Lucas Restrepo & Barron Joseph Orr explain how sustainable farming practices can reverse biodiversity loss and transform our food systems.

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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.
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    The Rise of Mesoeconomics

    William H. Janeway explains 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.

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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    How Europe Can Get the Green Deal Done

    Simone Tagliapietra proposes EU-level measures that would help offset the negative distributional effects of climate policy.
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    How G7 Leaders Can Unlock Financing for Africa

    William Ruto urges wealthy countries to help bring the global financial system into line with the developing world's needs.
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    Only Public-Private Cooperation Can Accelerate Decarbonization

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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…

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  2. Kingsley Moghalu Africa Can’t Prosper Without Regional Trade
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Today’s media landscape is littered with landmines: open hostility from illiberal and autocratic regimes, mounting censorship in countries such as Hungary, Turkey,…

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