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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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    Diplomacy Could Help Revive Democracy in Venezuela

    Roberto Patiño urges the international community to help ensure a free and fair presidential election in July.
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    The Specter of Neo-Fascism Is Haunting Europe

    Slavoj Žižek

    With mainstream parties and politicians already preparing to accommodate the far right following this month's European Parliament election, the axiom of post-World War II European democracy has been quietly abandoned. “No collaboration with fascists" is being replaced by a tacit acceptance of them.

    harbors no illusions about what the outcome of the European Parliament election means.
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    Can Private Hospitals Increase Access to Health Care in Developing Countries?

    Titir Bhattacharya & Tanika Chakraborty show how innovative insurance schemes can help low- and middle-income economies achieve universal coverage.
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    Tracking Ukraine’s Reconstruction Funds

    Wolfgang Fengler & Vladyslav Rashkovan show how digital tools can streamline the process, improve transparency, and provide accountability.
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    Slovakia’s Anti-Democratic Government Is Doubling Down

    Soňa Muzikárová warns that the assassination attempt in May has led the government to double down on illiberal reforms.
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    D-Day and the Threat of Total War

    Robert Skidelsky

    After eight decades of relative peace, the world is once again dividing into hostile economic and geopolitical blocs. The 80th anniversary of the invasion of Normandy offers a valuable opportunity to reflect on the principles we are willing to defend and the sacrifices we are prepared to make.

    thinks understanding the causes and consequences of past global conflicts is crucial to preventing another one.
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    The Dangers of a US Capital Inflow Tax

    Maurice Obstfeld worries that a little-known, highly costly method of deficit reduction is gaining political traction.
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    Europe’s Green Transition Requires More Skilled Workers

    Julie Beaufils urges policymakers to boost the attractiveness of technical vocations by expanding access to apprenticeships.
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    A Monetary and Economic Order Fit for the Twenty-First Century

    Ulrich Volz, et al. identify eight priorities to build a more resilient, inclusive, and sustainable global financial architecture.

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