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    D-Day and the Threat of Total War

    Robert Skidelsky

    After eight decades of relative peace, the world is once again dividing into hostile economic and geopolitical blocs. The 80th anniversary of the invasion of Normandy offers a valuable opportunity to reflect on the principles we are willing to defend and the sacrifices we are prepared to make.

    thinks understanding the causes and consequences of past global conflicts is crucial to preventing another one.
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    Putting Africa on the Path to Prosperity

    Mohamed Ould Ghazouani & Ajay Banga

    Creating a world free of poverty on a livable planet hinges on boosting growth and creating jobs in Africa. At this week's G7 summit, leaders must focus on how they can help African countries achieve these goals, which will require a strategy based on five key priorities.

    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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    Tracking Ukraine’s Reconstruction Funds

    Wolfgang Fengler & Vladyslav Rashkovan show how digital tools can streamline the process, improve transparency, and provide accountability.
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    Slovakia’s Anti-Democratic Government Is Doubling Down

    Soňa Muzikárová warns that the assassination attempt in May has led the government to double down on illiberal reforms.
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    Can Private Hospitals Increase Access to Health Care in Developing Countries?

    Titir Bhattacharya & Tanika Chakraborty show how innovative insurance schemes can help low- and middle-income economies achieve universal coverage.
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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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    American Business Will Regret Writing Off Democracy

    Katharina Pistor explains why endorsing Donald Trump is a bad bet for today’s titans of the US economy.
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    Accountability Holds the Key to Restoring Trust in Democracy

    Anat R. Admati argues that recklessness and deception flourish when their root causes are poorly understood.
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    Anatomy of a Massacre

    Shlomo Ben-Ami considers what the 1860 massacre of Christians in Damascus can and cannot teach us about preventing genocide.
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  1. Can Private Hospitals Increase Access to Health Care in Developing Countries?
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    Can Private Hospitals Increase Access to Health Care in Developing Countries?

    Jun 17, 2024 Titir Bhattacharya & Tanika Chakraborty show how innovative insurance schemes can help low- and middle-income economies achieve universal coverage.

  2. Tracking Ukraine’s Reconstruction Funds
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    Tracking Ukraine’s Reconstruction Funds

    Jun 17, 2024 Wolfgang Fengler & Vladyslav Rashkovan show how digital tools can streamline the process, improve transparency, and provide accountability.

  3. Slovakia’s Anti-Democratic Government Is Doubling Down
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    Slovakia’s Anti-Democratic Government Is Doubling Down

    Jun 17, 2024 Soňa Muzikárová warns that the assassination attempt in May has led the government to double down on illiberal reforms.

  4. D-Day and the Threat of Total War
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    D-Day and the Threat of Total War

    Jun 17, 2024 Robert Skidelsky thinks understanding the causes and consequences of past global conflicts is crucial to preventing another one.

  5. The Dangers of a US Capital Inflow Tax
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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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    Anatomy of a Massacre

    Shlomo Ben-Ami 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

    Alicia García-Herrero & Alessio Terzi explain why the current growth strategy will inevitably fail to address the roots of the economy’s problems.
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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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    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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    Inflation Targeting in an Age of Climate Change

    Lucrezia Reichlin urges central banks to devise frameworks for balancing their price-stability mandates with other objectives.
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    Europe Needs a Green Deal 2.0

    Frans Timmermans outlines several steps policymakers can take to achieve a clean-energy transition while promoting solidarity.

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  2. Maurice Obstfeld The Dangers of a US Capital Inflow Tax
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  4. Daniel Gros How Chinese Savings Can Support the Global Green Transition

  1. Soňa Muzikárová Slovakia’s Anti-Democratic Government Is Doubling Down
  2. Robert Skidelsky D-Day and the Threat of Total War
  3. Michael Ehrenreich How Denmark Keeps the Far Right at Bay
  4. Zaki Laïdi Why Macron Is Risking an Election

  1. Titir Bhattacharya, et al. Can Private Hospitals Increase Access to Health Care in Developing Countries?
  2. Mohamed Ould Ghazouani, et al. Putting Africa on the Path to Prosperity
  3. Winnie Byanyima, et al. How to Protect the World from the Next Pandemic
  4. Tom Achoki, et al. Preparing Now for the Next Disease X

  1. Julie Beaufils Europe’s Green Transition Requires More Skilled Workers
  2. Lucrezia Reichlin Inflation Targeting in an Age of Climate Change
  3. Frans Timmermans Europe Needs a Green Deal 2.0
  4. Joeri Rogelj The 1.5°C Target for Global Warming Must Prevail

  1. Quinn Slobodian How Techno-Libertarians Fell in Love with Big Government
  2. Jamie Metzl Can AI Foster a Global Consciousness?
  3. Angela Huyue Zhang, et al. The High Cost of GPT-4o
  4. Joshua Gans The Right Way to Regulate AI

  1. Frederico Menino Who’s Afraid of Colonization?
  2. Andrés Velasco The Primacy of Political Order
  3. Hippolyte Fofack Restoring Africa’s Culture and Philosophy Is the Key to Development
  4. Antonio Zappulla To Protect Democracy, Protect Exiled Journalists

Africa’s economic rise is a world-changing development, but the sources of its emerging strength – and lingering weaknesses – are little understood. W…

  1. Mohamed Ould Ghazouani, et al. Putting Africa on the Path to Prosperity
  2. Hakainde Hichilema The G7 Cannot Afford to Ignore Africa
  3. Vera Songwe A New Dawn for US-African Cooperation?

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

  1. Antonio Zappulla To Protect Democracy, Protect Exiled Journalists
  2. Jodie Ginsberg Our Freedoms Depend on Press Freedom
  3. Carsten Brosda Must Democratizing the Media Be Bad for Democracy?

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

  1. Winnie Byanyima, et al. How to Protect the World from the Next Pandemic
  2. Tom Achoki, et al. Preparing Now for the Next Disease X
  3. Mariana Mazzucato The Economics of Health for All