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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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    Carbon Credits Hold the Key to Combating Deforestation

    Roselyn Fosuah Adjei explains how nature-based offsets could help reduce emissions and benefit local communities.
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    Alexei Navalny Did Not Die for Nothing

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    The Russian opposition leader faced a dilemma that all dissenters in authoritarian states must grapple with: live in exile and fade into obscurity, or confront an oppressive regime and risk imprisonment and torture. Navalny’s choice – and the price he paid for making it – will inspire dissidents for generations to come.

    highlights the crucial role of political martyrs in inspiring resistance to oppressive regimes.
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    The Submergence of Emerging Markets

    Andrés Velasco worries that major middle-income economies are facing a prolonged slowdown, jeopardizing global convergence.
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    How AI Could Reshape Medicine

    Junaid Nabi highlights the new technology’s potential to transform how we diagnose, treat, and prevent diseases.
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    Making Bretton Woods Work for Africa

    Hippolyte Fofack envisions a reformed global financial architecture that provides equal access to long-term patient capital.
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    Making Sense of Society

    Michael Spence considers why a healthy civil society is crucial to good governance and inclusive prosperity.
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    Shock Therapy Killed Navalny

    Antara Haldar argues that while Vladimir Putin bears responsibility, so do the economic policies that put him in power.
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    Putin’s Silk Road Around Sanctions

    Robin Brooks & Simon Johnson urge Europe and the G7 to stop the re-export of Western goods to Russia from Central Asia and the Caucasus.
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    To Fight Climate Change, End Fossil-Fuel Subsidies

    Günther Thallinger & Ludovic Subran urge policymakers to recognize the true costs of a policy that harms the planet and does not help the poor.

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