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Bill Emmott

Bill Emmott

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Bill Emmott, a former editor-in-chief of The Economist, is Chair of the International Institute for Strategic Studies and the Japan Society of the United Kingdom.

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  1. What Japanese Deterrence Would Look Like
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    What Japanese Deterrence Would Look Like

    Feb 1, 2023 Bill Emmott explains what it will take to discourage aggression by North Korea, Russia, and especially China.

  2. The Napoleons of Big Tech
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    The Napoleons of Big Tech

    Dec 1, 2022 Bill Emmott sees in the industry’s harsh reckoning this year lessons that apparently can’t be learned often enough.

  3. Giorgia Meloni’s Moment
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    Giorgia Meloni’s Moment

    Sep 26, 2022 Bill Emmott sees little difference between the Brothers of Italy’s program and that of recent right-wing governments.

  4. How Abe Changed Japan
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    How Abe Changed Japan

    Jul 8, 2022 Bill Emmott reflects on the slain former prime minister’s legacy and transformation of his country’s foreign policy.

  5. Vicious Crises
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    Vicious Crises

    Dec 14, 2021 Bill Emmott argues that the world is in the grip of not one but four problems, and all of them are interconnected.

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    Making the Most of FDI

    Keun Lee considers what it takes to convert foreign investment into growth, development, and technological upgrading.
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    Explaining Americans’ Pessimism About a Strong Economy

    Jeffrey Frankel considers possible reasons for the disconnect between economic performance and public perceptions.
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    Sharing the Tech Wealth

    Diane Coyle

    Big Tech firms flagrantly disregard the implicit social contract that enables capitalist economies to thrive. The time has come to curb their market power and establish the institutional mechanisms necessary to prevent the benefits of technological innovation from being monopolized by a privileged few.

    urges investment in digital public infrastructure to curb the adverse effects of market power.
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    The WTO’s FDI Challenge

    Karl P. Sauvant urges the World Trade Organization’s members to adopt the new Investment Facilitation for Development Agreement.
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    Europe and the World Need Ukraine to Prevail

    Dmytro Kuleba & Josep Borrell

    Ukrainians, Europeans, and others around the world all have an interest in opposing the kind of war of aggression that Russia launched two years ago. Failing to support Ukraine now would invite a return to the dark past of military aggression, imperialism, and colonialism – and not just in Europe.

    remind everyone of the stakes in Russia's war of aggression, as it enters its third year.
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    Is Blockchain Ready for Primetime?

    Josh Burek considers whether the technology has checked all the boxes needed to achieve wider adoption.
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    Russia Will Honor Navalny Someday

    Carl Bildt reflects on the murdered opposition leader’s success in challenging Vladimir Putin’s regime.
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    Europe Is Home Alone

    Joschka Fischer thinks the threats to European security have become too great for the status quo to bear.
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    Economic Possibilities for Our Overworked Grandchildren

    Kaushik Basu shows how it is possible to redistribute income from the rich to the poor without undermining individual incentives.

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