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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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    The New European Frontier

    Giulio Boccaletti

    Given this summer's climate-driven disasters, one might think that the European political system would be devising comprehensive adaptation plans. But, despite some steps in the right direction, Europeans are only just waking up to the constitutional implications of a changing physical environment.

    thinks a changing climate will force the European Union finally to embrace its political nature.
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    The Poverty of Anti-Capitalism

    Harold James considers recent arguments against markets, globalization, and growth, finding them to be deeply flawed.
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    How Not to Fight Inflation

    Joseph E. Stiglitz sees little upside and much downside to further monetary-policy tightening by the US Federal Reserve.
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    Who Is Part of the Free World?

    Anne-Marie Slaughter urges US President Joe Biden to abandon a phrase that is better left in the twentieth century.
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    Realism About Techno-Optimism

    Gernot Wagner laments that public debate about climate solutions is long on political grandstanding and short on nuance.
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    PS Commentators Respond: Could the “Chinese Century” Belong to India?

    From demographics to trade to GDP growth, China is currently struggling precisely where India seems to be thriving. At a time when the global economy’s center of gravity is shifting to Asia, we asked PS commentators whether India’s rising star will soon outshine China’s.

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    Why Industrial Policy Is Back

    Ricardo Hausmann explains why economic theory has finally begun to catch up with centuries of economic practice.
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    Patriots in Name Only

    Richard K. Sherwin considers the implications of the Republican Party's challenge to the state's power to make and enforce law.
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    Assassinated Are the Peacemakers?

    Nina L. Khrushcheva highlights the grave risks that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky would incur by negotiating with Russia.

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