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Charles A. Kupchan

Charles A. Kupchan

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Charles A. Kupchan, Professor of International Affairs at Georgetown University and Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, served on the National Security Council under Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama.

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  1. Could the Israel-Hamas War Lead to Peace?
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    Could the Israel-Hamas War Lead to Peace?

    Dec 11, 2023 Charles A. Kupchan considers how the current conflagration might pave the way for a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

  2. Israel’s 9/11 Moment
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    Israel’s 9/11 Moment

    Oct 30, 2023 Charles A. Kupchan urges the Israeli government to learn from America’s strategic mistakes after the terrorist attacks in 2001.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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    Anatomy of a Massacre

    Shlomo Ben-Ami

    The 1860 massacre of Christians in Damascus holds useful lessons about what it takes to arrest – and recover from – inter-communal violence. But there is a difference between a pogrom and a genocide, and conflating the two can do more harm than good.

    considers what the 1860 massacre of Christians in Damascus can and cannot teach us about preventing genocide.
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    AI: Hope or Hype?

    Whether generative artificial intelligence will do more harm or good to our families, economies, and societies remains an open question. In devising strategies for harnessing the technology, optimism is undoubtedly warranted, but it should not come at the expense of realism.

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    How Denmark Keeps the Far Right at Bay

    Michael Ehrenreich explains how mainstream parties have neutralized the threat of right-wing populists.
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    How Techno-Libertarians Fell in Love with Big Government

    Quinn Slobodian argues Silicon Valley investors are against the state only insofar as it is not enriching them personally.
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    How Chinese Savings Can Support the Global Green Transition

    Daniel Gros urges the EU to welcome cheap low-carbon goods, such as electric vehicles, from China.
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    Who’s Afraid of Colonization?

    Frederico Menino thinks the concept can be repurposed to help overcome the deficiencies of current social advocacy.
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    Europe Needs Chinese Investment

    Dalia Marin urges European policymakers to focus on boosting FDI flows from technologically advanced economies.
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    Why Macron Is Risking an Election

    Zaki Laïdi points out that the French president has little to lose by dissolving parliament after two years of paralysis.
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    The Economic Case for Seizing Russia’s Frozen Assets to Support Ukraine

    Timothy Ash rebuts the main arguments against confiscating Russian reserves to fund Ukraine’s defense.

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