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Charles Tannock

Charles Tannock

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Charles Tannock, a former member of the European Parliament Foreign Affairs Committee, is a fellow at GLOBSEC, a think tank based in Bratislava committed to enhancing security, prosperity, and sustainability.

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  1. Xi Jinping’s Radioactive Friend
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    Xi Jinping’s Radioactive Friend

    Oct 4, 2022 Charles Tannock thinks China’s president must be having second thoughts about his alliance with Vladimir Putin.

  2. The Case for Ukraine’s EU Membership
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    The Case for Ukraine’s EU Membership

    Jul 1, 2022 Charles Tannock traces the 20-year history of the war-torn country’s recently acquired candidate status.

  3. Putin's Endgame
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    Putin's Endgame

    Feb 23, 2022 Charles Tannock thinks Russia is angling for a forced implementation of the deeply flawed Minsk II agreement.

  4. Russia's Likely Invasion Route
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    Russia's Likely Invasion Route

    Jan 27, 2022 Charles Tannock paints a plausible scenario for an incursion into Ukraine – and a plausible strategy for preventing it.

  5. Why Lebanon Deserves International Support
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    Why Lebanon Deserves International Support

    Jan 8, 2020 Charles Tannock says donors should feel obliged to support the country financially in exchange for long-overdue reforms.

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    Africa’s Hobbled Hegemons

    Adekeye Adebajo

    In the face of regional turmoil, rising extremism, and heightened geopolitical tensions, Africa urgently needs strong leadership. But its two most significant regional powers, Nigeria and South Africa, are too constrained by domestic challenges to represent Africa’s interests effectively on the world stage.

    examines the causes of political and economic malaise in Nigeria and South Africa.
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    The US Needs a Techno-Industrial Strategy

    Liza Tobin & Addis Goldman outline a three-pronged approach that would entrench American leadership in advanced industries.
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    The Fed Should Not Cut Interest Rates Yet

    Michael R. Strain argues that declaring victory over inflation, while tempting, would be to misread current economic conditions.
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    Preparing for a Future of Extreme Heat Waves

    Renzo R. Guinto urges political leaders to place resilience at the heart of housing, transport, and water policies.
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    Israel Is Enabling Iran’s War of Attrition

    Shlomo Ben-Ami thinks that Binyamin Netanyahu and his messianic allies are hastening the destruction of the Jewish state.
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    Unlocking IMF Reform

    Barry Eichengreen

    Sketching a reform agenda for the International Monetary Fund is easy; implementing reform is hard. It will require, among other things, the US to give up its veto in the institution, and China to assume more responsibility for global stability and the problems of other economies.

    writes that the key is a governance overhaul combined with a renewed focus on the Fund’s core mission.
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    The King of the Americans

    Steve Pincus observes that the US Supreme Court has given the president powers denied to English monarchs since James II.
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    Will Trump Benefit from the Attempt on His Life?

    Shang-Jin Wei draws parallels between the attack on Trump and the incident that swayed the 2004 Taiwanese election.
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    Fighting Climate Change Requires a Different Mindset

    Sonia Guajajara thinks the rest of the world can learn a lot from how indigenous peoples relate to nature.

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