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Adam Michnik

Adam Michnik

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Adam Michnik, a leader of Solidarity in 1989 and a participant in the round table talks that ended communist rule in Poland, is Editor-in-Chief of Gazeta Wyborcza.

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  1. Putin’s Historic Blunder
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    Putin’s Historic Blunder

    Jun 3, 2022 Adam Michnik interviewed by Irena Grudzińska Gross about the anachronistic thinking that led the Russian president to launch his ill-fated invasion.

  2. What Moves Putin?
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    What Moves Putin?

    Feb 7, 2022 Adam Michnik interviewed by Irena Grudzińska Gross about the deep sources of Russia's aggression against Ukraine.

  3. Polish Democracy in the Crosshairs
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    Polish Democracy in the Crosshairs

    Feb 16, 2021 Adam Michnik explains why the country's besieged independent media outlets have resorted to a protest of silence.

  4. Belarus’s Revolution of Dignity
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    Belarus’s Revolution of Dignity

    Aug 21, 2020 Adam Michnik interviewed by Sławomir Sierakowski about the mass protests against the Lukashenko regime triggered by the fraudulent election on August 9.

  5. Europe’s New Eastern Question
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    Europe’s New Eastern Question

    Nov 24, 2017 Adam Michnik interviewed by Sławomir Sierakowski about populism, Germany, Russia, and more.

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    The ECB Has Been Driving EU Inflation

    Hans-Werner Sinn explains how the European Central Bank has contributed to soaring prices, including for energy.
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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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    Britain Is Not an Emerging Market – Yet

    Kenneth Rogoff considers the implications of the new government’s poorly received economic-policy package.
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    When the Fed Stops Trying

    J. Bradford DeLong worries that the world's most important central bank is no longer looking for an optimal policy path.
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    No Security Without Climate Security

    Anne-Marie Slaughter explains why US policymakers need to focus more closely on global warming as an existential threat.
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    Development, Decarbonization, and Dumb Landowners

    Ricardo Hausmann argues that governments must manage natural resources more effectively to promote green growth.
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    The Trade Agenda Today

    Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala interviewed by Anne O. Krueger

    Recent global developments have shown what is at stake when trade becomes less open and transparent. To assess the current state of the international trading system and what lies in store for it, Anne O. Krueger queries World Trade Organization Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala about the biggest challenges facing her organization.

    about the challenges facing her organization.
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    King Dollar

    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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    The US Inflation Bonanza for Sovereign Debtors

    Gautam Nair & Federico Sturzenegger identify the big winners of a shock that is diluting mountains of debt around the world.

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