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Charles C. Krulak

Charles C. Krulak

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Charles C. Krulak, a retired four-star general, is a former commandant of the US Marine Corps and former president of Birmingham-Southern College.

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  1. The US and China Are Not Destined for War
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    The US and China Are Not Destined for War

    Aug 17, 2021 Charles C. Krulak & Alex Friedman list four reasons to believe that the so-called Thucydides Trap can be avoided this time around.

  2. The US Military and the Capitol Mob
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    The US Military and the Capitol Mob

    Mar 3, 2021 Charles C. Krulak sees radicalism among service members as symptomatic of the rift between the US military and civil society.

  3. What Trump Needs To Say
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    What Trump Needs To Say

    Apr 3, 2020 Alex Friedman & Charles C. Krulak draft a sample presidential address to build national solidarity against the COVID-19 pandemic.

  4. The US Needs A Draft
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    The US Needs A Draft

    Mar 12, 2020 Charles C. Krulak thinks a mandatory two-year national service program would help forge a widely shared civic identity.

  5. The New Davos Challenge
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    The New Davos Challenge

    Jan 17, 2020 Alex Friedman, et al. offer concrete proposals for making “stakeholder capitalism” a reality, rather than a slogan.

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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

    Why would French President Emmanuel Macron risk holding an election that the far right is likely to win? Because he has been unable to govern the country for two years now, and because burdening an untested opponent with the responsibilities of power may ultimately redound to his benefit.

    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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    The G7 Cannot Afford to Ignore Africa

    Hakainde Hichilema

    Despite rising global tensions, the G7 remains a formidable and influential grouping, and it has a responsibility to act boldly in boosting shared prosperity. To that end, it must replenish the International Development Association, reallocate special drawing rights, and push for debt-pause clauses at this week’s summit.

    urges the group to commit to an ambitious replenishment of the International Development Association.
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    Europe Must Fight the Far-Right Surge

    Philippe Legrain

    After the far right’s gains in the European Parliament elections, mainstream parties can either sit idly by or tackle the problem head-on, as French President Emmanuel Macron seems to be doing. Calling the populists’ bluff offers the best chance of victory by showing how their radical policies could backfire.

    thinks French President Emmanuel Macron was right to challenge the National Rally by calling a snap election.
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    Investing in African Women Will Yield Outsize Returns

    Dolika Banda highlights the pivotal role female entrepreneurs can play in building the “impact economies” of the future.
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    The Real Winners of the European Election

    Sławomir Sierakowski considers who is in the strongest position after a far-right wave failed to materialize.

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