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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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    Europe and the World Need Ukraine to Prevail

    Dmytro Kuleba & Josep Borrell

    Ukrainians, Europeans, and others around the world all have an interest in opposing the kind of war of aggression that Russia launched two years ago. Failing to support Ukraine now would invite a return to the dark past of military aggression, imperialism, and colonialism – and not just in Europe.

    remind everyone of the stakes in Russia's war of aggression, as it enters its third year.
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    Is Blockchain Ready for Primetime?

    Josh Burek considers whether the technology has checked all the boxes needed to achieve wider adoption.
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    Russia Will Honor Navalny Someday

    Carl Bildt reflects on the murdered opposition leader’s success in challenging Vladimir Putin’s regime.
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    Europe Is Home Alone

    Joschka Fischer thinks the threats to European security have become too great for the status quo to bear.
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    Economic Possibilities for Our Overworked Grandchildren

    Kaushik Basu shows how it is possible to redistribute income from the rich to the poor without undermining individual incentives.
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    Empowering the Pandemic Accord

    Gordon Brown warns that lies could undermine efforts to create a global pact for fighting infectious-disease outbreaks.
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    Will Europe Ever Get Serious About Defense?

    Daniela Schwarzer

    At this year’s Munich Security Conference, European leaders missed yet another opportunity to show how they plan to strengthen NATO’s European pillar and develop a robust European defense industry. Yet with the prospect of another Donald Trump presidency looming, there can be no room for such failures.

    laments the lack of a strong, coordinated message at the latest Munich Security Conference.
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    Rethinking Inequality in Latin America

    Ana María Ibáñez highlights new research showing that the problem is neither as predictable nor as static as many believe.
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    Africa’s Shifting Economic Paradigm

    Rabah Arezki urges policymakers to pursue reforms to promote competition and boost domestic consumption.

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