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Daniel Chirot

Daniel Chirot

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Daniel Chirot, Professor Emeritus of Russian and Eurasian Studies at the University of Washington, is the author, most recently, of You Say You Want a Revolution?: Radical Idealism and Its Tragic Consequences (Princeton University Press, 2020).

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  1. Higher Education and the Crisis of Democracy
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    Higher Education and the Crisis of Democracy

    Jan 28, 2022 Daniel Chirot reviews three recent books that aim to defend liberal education in an age of anti-liberal extremes.

  2. Reform or Revolution
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    Reform or Revolution

    Feb 20, 2020 Daniel Chirot cites well-known historical examples to show where political polarization – not least in the US – could lead.

  3. Reviving Islam’s Enlightenment
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    Reviving Islam’s Enlightenment

    Jul 3, 2015 Daniel Chirot & Scott L. Montgomery urge the West to confront extremist Islam on the battlefield of ideas.

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    QE with Chinese Characteristics?

    Andrew Sheng & Xiao Geng urge China to use monetary policy to tackle some of the biggest challenges it faces.
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    Why Europe and Latin America Need Each Other

    Josep Borrell

    In a world of giants, the EU and Mercosur together represent just 10% of the world’s population and 20% of global GDP. If either wants to wield global influence, it needs the other, making the EU-Mercosur trade agreement a strategic imperative.

    urge European Union and Latin American leaders to revive momentum toward a long-overdue trade agreement.
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    Let the WTO Referee Carbon Border Taxes

    Jeffrey Frankel shows how a revived World Trade Organization can play a central role in combating climate change.
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    Elon Musk’s Not-so-Hidden Agenda

    Jason Stanley thinks the mogul's takeover of Twitter reflects his interest in destroying all democratic information spaces.
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    Saadia Zahidi on government spending, debt distress, the Iran protests, and more

    Saadia Zahidi argues that social-safety nets must be customized and targeted to ensure efficiency, advocates a more responsible approach to deficit reduction and fiscal consolidation, describes the complex recipe for helping countries reap the benefits of greater female labor-force participation, and more.
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    The Birth of a New International Order

    Joschka Fischer sees global great-power relations taking shape around a Sino-American dominated pentarchy.
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    The World Cup Syndrome

    Raj Persaud reflects on the effects that loving the “beautiful game” can have on one’s health and finances.
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    Rebooting the World Bank

    Suma Chakrabarti & Chris Humphrey outline key reforms that could help the institution regain the trust of developing countries.
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    No Easy Exit from Zero-COVID

    S. Alex Yang & Angela Huyue Zhang propose a strategy for loosening China's pandemic restrictions without triggering a nationwide health crisis.

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