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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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    Putin’s Brezhnev Moment

    Aryeh Neier draws parallels between the regime’s ongoing crackdown on civil society and late Soviet repression.
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    Utopia or Bust

    J. Bradford DeLong considers our options for both expanding and effectively slicing the proverbial economic pie.
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    Germany’s Reckoning

    Helmut K. Anheier

    Germany is now grappling with a host of difficult questions about its place in the world, the nature of its politics, and its most cherished values. For a pacifist society in a new age of conflict and war, everything must change if things are to remain the same.

    traces the contours of the country's debate, triggered by the Ukraine war, about its strategic future.
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    Preempting a Generative AI Monopoly

    Diane Coyle urges policymakers to take steps to counter the anti-competitive implications of a rapidly emerging market.
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    Japan’s Strategic Imperative

    Joseph S. Nye, Jr. sees the country doubling down on its best option for ensuring national security and regional stability.
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    China’s Savings Conundrum

    Zhang Jun explains why – and how – the country must stimulate household consumption to achieve a robust recovery.
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    The Flight of the Inflation Hawks

    Though the US Federal Reserve’s first interest-rate hike of 2023 is smaller than those that preceded it, policymakers have signaled that more increases are on the way, despite slowing price growth. But there is good reason to doubt the utility – and fear the consequences – of continued rate hikes, on both sides of the Atlantic.

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    How to Transform African Agriculture

    Safia Boly & Omid Kassiri identify four principles that could help governments across the continent boost food security.
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    Making Ukrainian Victory Possible

    Josep Borrell explains why continued military support and other forms of assistance remain critical.

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