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Charles A. Kupchan

Charles A. Kupchan

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Charles A. Kupchan, Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, is Professor of International Affairs at Georgetown University and the author of Isolationism: A History of America’s Efforts to Shield Itself from the World (Oxford University Press, 2020).

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  1. Western Unity Starts at Home
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    Western Unity Starts at Home

    Mar 30, 2022 Charles A. Kupchan warns that impressive solidarity against Russia will not cure America and Europe’s domestic political ills.

  2. America's Afghan Imperative
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    America's Afghan Imperative

    Feb 11, 2022 Charles A. Kupchan & Douglas Lute urge the US to lead international efforts to prevent the country from becoming a failed state.

  3. A Diplomatic Way Out in Ukraine
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    A Diplomatic Way Out in Ukraine

    Dec 24, 2021 Charles A. Kupchan argues that a US-led carrot-and-stick approach offers the best way to avert a Russian invasion.

  4. The Atlantic Alliance After Afghanistan
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    The Atlantic Alliance After Afghanistan

    Sep 17, 2021 Gunther Hellmann & Charles A. Kupchan outline how the United States and Europe should respond to four fundamental geopolitical changes.

  5. Biden Was Right
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    Biden Was Right

    Aug 16, 2021 Charles A. Kupchan argues that the Taliban's rapid takeover in Afghanistan vindicates the decision to end US military involvement.

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    Britannia Deranged

    Jacob Soll explores UK Prime Minister Liz Truss’s 2012 manifesto and its incoherent vision of capitalism.
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    Research Ethics and Non-Human Subjects

    Peter Singer highlights an appalling recent article that Springer Nature should retract under its new guidance for authors.
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    How to Settle the Great Chess Cheating Scandal

    Kenneth Rogoff explains how a suspiciously successful young upstart can prove that he is for real.
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    Why Deglobalization Makes US Inflation Worse

    Dambisa Moyo laments that today’s inflationary surge has not elicited a coordinated global response.
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    How to Tax Energy Companies’ Windfall Profits

    Clemens Fuest & Axel Ockenfels

    Given the complexities of modern markets, economies, and legal regimes, new levies on energy companies will always run into implementation problems. To prevent supply shortages and other disastrous unintended consequences, policymakers must proceed with caution and coordinate across borders.

    consider the underappreciated difficulties of implementing new levies without creating unwanted side effects.
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    Is Putin in Peril?

    From alternate-reality annexations to fresh nuclear threats, Russian President Vladimir Putin seems more desperate than ever to project an image of strength after a string of battlefield defeats. As Ukrainian forces advance on Russian-occupied territories and hundreds of thousands of draft-age Russian men flee the Kremlin’s “partial mobilization,” we asked PS commentators to assess his prospects.

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    Liz Truss’s Backward Vision of the Future

    Diane Coyle argues that the new UK government will never cure what ails the British economy by living in the past.
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    The State Is Taking Back Energy

    Nick Butler sees increased government intervention in the sector as necessary but too often suboptimal.
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    The Stabilizing Effect of Inflation

    Daniel Gros explains why, despite the disruptions caused by monetary tightening, a financial crisis is unlikely.

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