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Amin Saikal

Amin Saikal

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Amin Saikal, Professor of Social Sciences at the University of Western Australia, is the author of Iran Rising: The Survival and Future of the Islamic Republic (Princeton University Press, 2019) and the co-author (with James Piscatori) of Islam Beyond Borders: The Umma in World Politics (Cambridge University Press, 2019).

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  1. Back to the Brink in Iran
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    Back to the Brink in Iran

    Oct 4, 2022 Amin Saikal explains why the regime may no longer be able to quell popular protest with force alone.

  2. Libya’s Double Tragedy
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    Libya’s Double Tragedy

    Jul 10, 2020 Amin Saikal worries that a combination of internal strife and external intervention will prolong the country's crisis.

  3. The Kingdom’s Botched War in Yemen
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    The Kingdom’s Botched War in Yemen

    May 1, 2020 Amin Saikal argues that Saudi Arabia should join UN peace talks after its failed, five-year military engagement in Yemen.

  4. Is Peace with the Taliban Possible?
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    Is Peace with the Taliban Possible?

    Aug 23, 2019 Amin Saikal says current American efforts to reach a political settlement in Afghanistan have worrying historical parallels.

  5. Trump’s Failed Iran Policy
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    Trump’s Failed Iran Policy

    Aug 7, 2019 Amin Saikal says that the Islamic Republic will negotiate with the United States, but will never simply capitulate.

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    Europe’s Carbon Border Tax Advances the Fight Against Climate Change

    Jeffrey Frankel shows how the European Union’s carbon-price mechanism could encourage other countries to follow suit.
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    Africa Can’t Prosper Without Regional Trade

    Kingsley Moghalu argues that the continent has been missing a key ingredient of robust, sustained growth.
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    Divestment from Israel Will Not Bring Peace

    Anne O. Krueger argues that meeting protesters' demand would weaken US universities – one of America’s sources of strength.
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    The US-China Trade War Heats Up

    A spate of new US tariffs on Chinese goods has raised the specter of full economic decoupling between the world’s two largest economies. For many observers, the measures are not only misguided, but also counter-productive, with the potential to undermine economic dynamism, hamper climate action, and trigger geopolitical conflict.

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    The Indian Election and the Country’s Economic Future

    Raghuram G. Rajan

    Economically, India today feels like a place of limitless possibilities. But with only a narrow window in which to grow rich before it grows old, the policy decisions it makes today will have an outsize influence on its future prospects.

    worries that the country will squander its massive potential by trying to emulate China's growth strategy.
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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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    Reckoning With a New Authoritarian Bloc

    Joschka Fischer considers the implications of a northern Asian alliance that exists primarily to challenge American hegemony.
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    Is Europe Too Big for Further Enlargement?

    Ana Palacio warns that even if candidates meet accession criteria, decision-making processes would need to be reformed.
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    The Sino-American Trade War Benefits China’s Competitors

    Arvind Subramanian warns that escalating protectionism, while dangerous, could end up helping developing countries like India.

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