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    Is Taiwan Next?

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    6. Richard Haass Richard Haass

    Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February has stoked fears that Chinese President Xi Jinping is plotting his own aggression against Taiwan. The United States and its NATO allies seem to be “all in” on repelling Russia’s invasion, but how far will the US be willing to go to defend Taiwan, and has its longstanding policy of “strategic ambiguity” on that question really run its course?

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    Don’t Bet on a Soft Landing

    Nouriel Roubini

    With “Team Persistent” having clearly prevailed over “Team Transitory” in the debate over the nature of today’s surging inflation, the question now is whether prices can be tamed without also causing a recession. The historical evidence suggests not, leaving central banks to choose between bad and worse options.

    explains why central banks are unlikely to be able to reduce inflation without causing a recession.
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The Fight of Our Lives

George Soros

Neither the invasion of Ukraine nor the deepening cold war between the West and China came out of the blue. The world has been increasingly engaged over the past half-decade, or longer, in a struggle between two diametrically opposed systems of governance: open society and closed society.

frames the war in Ukraine as the latest battle for open-society ideals – one that implicates China as well.
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Is Taiwan Next?

Featured in this Big Picture
  1. Abe Shinzō Abe Shinzō ,
  2. Brahma Chellaney Brahma Chellaney ,
  3. Bonnie Glaser Bonnie Glaser ,
  4. Elmira Bayrasli Elmira Bayrasli ,
  5. Chang-Tai Hsieh Chang-Tai Hsieh ,
  6. Richard Haass Richard Haass

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February has stoked fears that Chinese President Xi Jinping is plotting his own aggression against Taiwan. The United States and its NATO allies seem to be “all in” on repelling Russia’s invasion, but how far will the US be willing to go to defend Taiwan, and has its longstanding policy of “strategic ambiguity” on that question really run its course?

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What’s the Endgame in Ukraine?

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  1. Anders Åslund,
  2. Pascal Boniface,
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  4. Charles Tannock

Nearly three months after Russia launched its invasion, Western countries appear more committed than ever to Ukraine’s defense, and, in some quarters, to Russia’s defeat. We asked PS commentators what outcome the West, Russia, and Ukrainians themselves can realistically expect.

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Europe’s Energy Reckoning

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  2. Ana Palacio,
  3. Hans-Werner Sinn,
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  5. Andrés Velasco,
  6. Marcelo Tokman,
  7. Karsten Neuhoff,
  8. Isabella M. Weber

The ongoing war in Ukraine has prompted growing calls for European governments to halt imports of Russian hydrocarbons immediately. But, especially when it comes to natural gas, is Europe willing to bear the costs of such a dramatic shift?

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