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Christopher Smart

Christopher Smart

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Christopher Smart is Managing Director, Chief Global Strategist, and Head of the Barings Investment Institute. He is a former special assistant to the US president for international economics, trade, and investment (2013-15) and deputy assistant secretary of the treasury for Europe and Eurasia (2009-13).

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    G.I. Joe Trotsky

    Nina L. Khrushcheva

    As far as anyone can tell, the US military is not on the verge of an internal breakdown, let alone primed to stage a coup d’état. But few predicted anything like the US Capitol riot before protesters equipped with body armor, stun guns, and zip-ties breached the building.

    highlights the revolutionary potential of a Bolshevik tactic embraced by far-right extremists.
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    The Recovery of Women

    Among its many harmful effects, the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated long-standing gender inequalities. If leaders are serious about “building back better” and promoting inclusive economies and societies, they must take concrete steps to empower women at home, at work, and in policymaking.

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