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Aryeh Neier

Aryeh Neier

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Aryeh Neier, President Emeritus of the Open Society Foundations and a founder of Human Rights Watch, is author of The International Human Rights Movement: A History (Princeton University Press, 2012).

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  1. Putin’s Brezhnev Moment
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    Putin’s Brezhnev Moment

    Feb 3, 2023 Aryeh Neier draws parallels between the regime’s ongoing crackdown on civil society and late Soviet repression.

  2. Russians’ Collective Responsibility for Putin’s War
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    Russians’ Collective Responsibility for Putin’s War

    Mar 29, 2022 Aryeh Neier argues that Western sanctions are appropriate even if they primarily affect ordinary people.

  3. The Passing of Russia's First Dissident Generation
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    The Passing of Russia's First Dissident Generation

    Aug 25, 2021 Aryeh Neier remembers the life and work of the pioneering Soviet dissident Sergei Adamovich Kovalev, who died this month.

  4. An Interview with Aryeh Neier
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    An Interview with Aryeh Neier

    Feb 26, 2020 Aryeh Neier suggests how the International Criminal Court can strengthen its impact, highlights violence and official discrimination against Muslims in India, and names several unsung heroes of the global human-rights movement.

  5. China’s Great Leap into Epidemic
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    China’s Great Leap into Epidemic

    Feb 20, 2020 Aryeh Neier highlights the link between suppression of free speech and public-health crises like the new coronavirus.

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    The Drums of US-China Cyber War

    Stephen S. Roach worries that irrational Sinophobia has become America's new bipartisan political orthodoxy.
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    Japan as Number Four

    Takatoshi Ito hopes the news that the economy has slipped from third place globally will serve as a wake-up call.
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    The Financial March to War

    Harold James explains how currency wars and speculation could feature in today’s great-power conflicts.
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    A Stablecoin Pilot in China?

    Andrew Sheng & Xiao Geng see an opportunity in Hong Kong’s efforts to establish a regulatory regime for issuers of the cryptoasset.
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    The War for the West

    Ivan Krastev interviewed by Sławomir Sierakowski

    Although the events of the last two years amount to a clear strategic failure for Russian President Vladimir Putin, it is equally clear that the West became overly confident after Ukraine's battlefield successes in 2022. Now, a strategic re-calibration may be in order.

    about the conflict in Ukraine and the challenges facing Western democracies in a changing world.
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    An Antidote to the Polarization Poison

    Ngaire Woods suggests how policymakers can foster a sense of solidarity among people of different political creeds.
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    How America’s CHIPS Act Hurts Taiwan

    Chang-Tai Hsieh, et al. worry that US inducements are luring the world’s top semiconductor manufacturer down a dead end.
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    Will the US Economy Drive Global Growth this Year?

    Mohamed A. El-Erian

    Despite rosy forecasts, the US economy faces powerful headwinds that call into question its ability to serve as the world’s main growth driver. These challenges are compounded by domestic and geopolitical uncertainties that have not been reflected in market valuations and economic assessments.

    explains why economists and investors are far too optimistic about America’s near-term prospects.
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    The US Is Jeopardizing the Open Internet

    Natalie Dunleavy Campbell & Stan Adams condemn America’s apparent decision to abandon its role as a champion of a free digital domain.

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