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Djoomart Otorbaev

Djoomart Otorbaev

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Djoomart Otorbaev, a former prime minister of Kyrgyzstan, is the author of the forthcoming Central Asia’s Economic Rebirth in the Shadow of the New Great Game (Routledge, 2023).

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  1. Central Asia’s Bidding War for Russian Emigrants
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    Central Asia’s Bidding War for Russian Emigrants

    Oct 12, 2022 Djoomart Otorbaev explains why former Soviet republics are competing to attract knowledge workers fleeing Putin’s draft.

  2. Uzbekistan’s Good Crisis
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    Uzbekistan’s Good Crisis

    Aug 15, 2022 Djoomart Otorbaev urges the country’s government to recognize the real causes of recent protests in Karakalpakstan.

  3. Chaos and Opportunism in Kazakhstan
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    Chaos and Opportunism in Kazakhstan

    Jan 8, 2022 Djoomart Otorbaev suggests why protests against a hike in fuel prices quickly turned violent and led to Russian intervention.

  4. A More Perfect Turkic Union?
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    A More Perfect Turkic Union?

    Dec 6, 2021 Djoomart Otorbaev assesses what a regional organization could mean for great-power competition.

  5. Friends of the Taliban?
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    Friends of the Taliban?

    Aug 18, 2021 Djoomart Otorbaev urges Afghanistan's neighbors and others to support the group's more moderate elements.

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    Will Crypto Survive?

    Kenneth Rogoff assesses the strategies regulators could adopt in the aftermath of the FTX debacle.
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    Done With Deglobalization?

    Michael Spence sees reason to hope that the scales may soon tip back from international confrontation to cooperation.
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    The Unbearable Uselessness of Crypto

    Andrés Velasco explains why FTX's collapse should sink a hyped-up lie bobbing on an ocean of libertarian technobabble.
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    Is Germany Sick Again?

    Hans-Werner Sinn pours cold water on the fantasy that European economies can weather gas shortages with minimal pain.
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    America's Silent Progressive Majority

    Joseph E. Stiglitz

    Now that the American electorate appears to have rejected Republican extremism, many will argue that US President Joe Biden and the Democrats should tack right to capture centrist voters. But this would be a mistake, given where voters' preferences increasingly lie.

    considers what the midterm election results indicate about voters' real priorities.
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    Big Tech Gets Derailed

    Jonathan Levy traces the origins of the sector's recent turmoil to the nineteenth-century rise of the corporation.
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    Will the West Give in to Russia?

    From soaring inflation to a deepening energy crisis, the United States and Europe are facing no shortage of economic challenges, and Russia’s war against Ukraine – and the sanctions imposed in response to it – bears much of the blame. As Russia launches new rounds of missile attacks, we asked PS commentators what the West should be doing for Ukraine – and how likely it is to do it.

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    The Techno-Feudal Method to Musk’s Twitter Madness

    Yanis Varoufakis explains that the issue is neither vanity nor public service, but rather the need to acquire cloud capital.
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    The Case for Mandating Climate-Risk Disclosure

    Timothy Meyer, et al. defend the legal and economic justification for the US Securities and Exchange Commission's proposed new rule.

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