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Amin Saikal

Amin Saikal

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Amin Saikal, Professor of Political Science at the Australian National University, is the author of Iran Rising: The Survival and Future of the Islamic Republic and co-author (with James Piscatori) of Islam Beyond Borders: The Umma in World Politics.

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    Restoring Central Banks’ Credibility

    Larry Hatheway

    The old central-bank playbook of slashing interest rates to spur consumption, investment, and employment has become less effective since the 2008 financial crisis. Yet without effective tools and the public's confidence, central banks will be unable to rise to the occasion when the next recession arrives.

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    The Day After NATO

    Joschka Fischer

    French President Emmanuel Macron has drawn criticism for describing NATO as brain dead and pursuing a rapprochement with Russian President Vladimir Putin. But now that a wayward America could abandon the continent at any moment, Macron's argument for European defense autonomy is difficult to refute.

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