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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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    A Subsidy War Without Winners

    Andrés Velasco calls on policymakers to avoid petty conflicts and work together to encourage green investments.
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    Japan’s New Security Posture Is Abe’s Legacy

    Taniguchi Tomohiko explains how the government’s ambitious defense agenda expands on the late prime minister’s ideas.
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    For the Common Good

    Mariana Mazzucato outlines a new governance model for ensuring a fairer distribution of agency, risk, and reward.
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    Helping Middle-Income Energy Exporters Kick the Fossil-Fuel Habit

    Carlos Lopes explains what it will take for resource-rich economies to diversify and develop new revenue sources.
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    The New European Frontier

    Giulio Boccaletti

    Given this summer's climate-driven disasters, one might think that the European political system would be devising comprehensive adaptation plans. But, despite some steps in the right direction, Europeans are only just waking up to the constitutional implications of a changing physical environment.

    thinks a changing climate will force the European Union finally to embrace its political nature.
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    The Poverty of Anti-Capitalism

    Harold James considers recent arguments against markets, globalization, and growth, finding them to be deeply flawed.
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    How Not to Fight Inflation

    Joseph E. Stiglitz sees little upside and much downside to further monetary-policy tightening by the US Federal Reserve.
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    Who Is Part of the Free World?

    Anne-Marie Slaughter urges US President Joe Biden to abandon a phrase that is better left in the twentieth century.
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    Realism About Techno-Optimism

    Gernot Wagner laments that public debate about climate solutions is long on political grandstanding and short on nuance.

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