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Bill Emmott

Bill Emmott

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Bill Emmott, a former editor-in-chief of The Economist, is Co-Director of the Global Commission for Post-Pandemic Policy.

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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. The Real Failure Is Pakistan
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    The Real Failure Is Pakistan

    Aug 18, 2021 Bill Emmott traces the cause of the debacle in Afghanistan to America's failure to bring the Taliban's main patron onside.

  5. The Tokyo Games Will Go on
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    The Tokyo Games Will Go on

    Jul 8, 2021 Bill Emmott explains why Japan will not, and should not, heed the alarmists calling for the event's cancellation.

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    In Search of a Development Plan for Asia

    Andrew Sheng & Xiao Geng argue that bottom-up institutions – not top-down strategies – are the key to regional integration.
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    Giorgia Meloni’s Moment

    Bill Emmott sees little difference between the Brothers of Italy’s program and that of recent right-wing governments.
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    America’s Education Emergency

    Michael R. Strain calls for urgent action to make up for pandemic learning loss in light of dismal new test scores.
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    God Save the Pound?

    Andrés Velasco explains why sterling is plummeting when economic theory says it should be soaring.
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    Preparing for the Long War

    Mark Leonard thinks Europeans should plan for a prolonged conflict despite Ukraine’s recent gains.
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    Realizing a Free and Open Indo-Pacific

    Abe Shinzō

    Less than a month before he was assassinated, Japan’s longest-serving prime minister set out his vision for the region. He buttressed his case by comparing China’s growing threats against Taiwan to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

    set out his vision for the region less than one month prior to his assassination in July.
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    Russia, Iran, and the Perils of Post-Autocracy

    Robert D. Kaplan

    With Russia facing defeat on the battlefield and massive protests once again engulfing Iran, both countries’ regimes look vulnerable. But the end of tyranny is more likely to lead to a dangerous political vacuum than to a democratic transition.

    warns that the collapse of a despotic regime more often leads to a political void than to a healthy democracy.
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    The Key to Unlocking Africa’s Economic Potential

    Landry Signé explains why fostering trade integration and regional value chains is essential for the continent to prosper.
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    Geopolitical Davids and Goliaths

    Harold James considers lessons from smaller countries about how to wield power and influence in the twenty-first century.

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