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Alexander Etkind

Alexander Etkind

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Alexander Etkind, a former reader in Russian Literature and Cultural History at King’s College, Cambridge, is a professor of history at the European University Institute in Florence.

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  1. Russia’s Preemptive Counter-Revolution
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    Russia’s Preemptive Counter-Revolution

    Jan 27, 2015 Alexander Etkind rebuts the view that Vladimir Putin's regime reflects Russian tradition or national character.

  2. No Country for Young Oligarchs
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    No Country for Young Oligarchs

    Oct 5, 2011 Alexander Etkind

  3. Putin’s History Lessons
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    Putin’s History Lessons

    Sep 15, 2009 Alexander Etkind

  4. The Kremlin’s Failing Monopoly
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    The Kremlin’s Failing Monopoly

    Feb 26, 2009 Alexander Etkind

  5. A Communist Party without Communism

    A Communist Party without Communism

    Dec 11, 2007 Alexander Etkind

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    The Gaza War Goes Global

    Joschka Fischer

    The escalating war in the Middle East must be understood in a broader context. The fact that the Iranian regime felt emboldened to risk a direct strike on Israel attests to a changing world order in which Western power is increasingly open to challenge.

    considers the implications of Iran’s unprecedented decision to launch a direct strike on Israeli territory.
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    Gender-Neutral Fintech Isn’t Working for Women

    Emmanuel Nyirinkindi & Jessica Schnabel show that the industry is not fully delivering on its promise to accelerate financial inclusion.
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    The Urgency of Palestinian Statehood

    Gareth Evans explains why formal international recognition is crucial to ending the intolerable status quo.
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    Quality Journalism Is More Important than Ever

    Anya Schiffrin, et al. explain how policymakers can support rigorous, objective reporting, just as they provide other public goods.
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    Is India’s Economy Overhyped?

    Shang-Jin Wei argues that the country’s rapid development, while undeniable, conceals deeper structural problems.
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    Negotiating a Bigger, Better World Bank

    Michael Krake & Wempi Saputra explain how a new framework will nudge countries to invest in projects that deliver global public goods.
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    The Ozone Layer’s Recovery Shows How to Protect the Planet

    Robert Redford & Xiye Bastida highlight the critical role of international cooperation in preserving the planet’s habitability.
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    The Middle East Needs a Ceasefire Now

    Daoud Kuttab explains why the latest escalation could lead to a truce instead of an all-out military showdown.
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    Overcoming the Development-Project Implementation Gap

    Jorge Moreira da Silva highlights ways to strengthen the International Development Association’s already-powerful impact.

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