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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.

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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. China’s Global Human-Rights Whitewash
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    China’s Global Human-Rights Whitewash

    Feb 5, 2020 Aryeh Neier shows how the regime, skilled at stifling criticism of its own record, now prevents criticism of others', too.

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    The Necessity of Morality in Foreign Policy

    Chris Patten shows why “realism” requires heeding the lessons of history and defending democratic values.
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    A Subsidy War Without Winners

    Andrés Velasco calls on policymakers to avoid petty conflicts and work together to encourage green investments.
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    Japan’s New Security Posture Is Abe’s Legacy

    Taniguchi Tomohiko explains how the government’s ambitious defense agenda expands on the late prime minister’s ideas.
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    For the Common Good

    Mariana Mazzucato outlines a new governance model for ensuring a fairer distribution of agency, risk, and reward.
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    Helping Middle-Income Energy Exporters Kick the Fossil-Fuel Habit

    Carlos Lopes explains what it will take for resource-rich economies to diversify and develop new revenue sources.
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    The New European Frontier

    Giulio Boccaletti

    Given this summer's climate-driven disasters, one might think that the European political system would be devising comprehensive adaptation plans. But, despite some steps in the right direction, Europeans are only just waking up to the constitutional implications of a changing physical environment.

    thinks a changing climate will force the European Union finally to embrace its political nature.
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    The Poverty of Anti-Capitalism

    Harold James considers recent arguments against markets, globalization, and growth, finding them to be deeply flawed.
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    How Not to Fight Inflation

    Joseph E. Stiglitz

    A careful look at US economic conditions supports the view that inflation was driven mainly by supply-side disruptions and shifts in the pattern of demand. Given this, further interest-rate hikes will have little to no effect – and will cause far-reaching problems of their own.

    sees little upside and much downside to further monetary-policy tightening by the US Federal Reserve.
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    Who Is Part of the Free World?

    Anne-Marie Slaughter urges US President Joe Biden to abandon a phrase that is better left in the twentieth century.

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