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Fawaz A. Gerges

Fawaz A. Gerges

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Fawaz A. Gerges, Professor of International Relations at the London School of Economics, is author of the forthcoming What Really Went Wrong: The West and the Failure of Democracy in the Middle East (Yale University Press, 2024).

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  1. Why “the Rest” Are Rejecting the West
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    Why “the Rest” Are Rejecting the West

    Jan 29, 2024 Fawaz A. Gerges argues that the war in Gaza has confirmed the Global South’s worst suspicions about America.

  2. An Interview with Fawaz A. Gerges
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    An Interview with Fawaz A. Gerges

    Sep 21, 2021 Fawaz A. Gerges specifies what the West owes Afghanistan, considers the likely regional impact of the Taliban’s return to power, and offers historical insights that could help to guide a peaceful reordering of Middle Eastern politics.

  3. Terror and the Taliban
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    Terror and the Taliban

    Aug 17, 2021 Fawaz A. Gerges is more concerned about the unfolding humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan than the risk of al-Qaeda returning.

  4. Morning in the Middle East?
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    Morning in the Middle East?

    Aug 4, 2021 Fawaz A. Gerges sees diplomacy and rapprochement gaining a lead on zero-sum conflict in the region – for now.

  5. Biden’s Israel Problem
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    Biden’s Israel Problem

    May 20, 2021 Fawaz A. Gerges thinks the US administration is clinging to an antiquated strategic perspective vis-à-vis Israel.

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    Making the Most of FDI

    Keun Lee considers what it takes to convert foreign investment into growth, development, and technological upgrading.
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    Explaining Americans’ Pessimism About a Strong Economy

    Jeffrey Frankel considers possible reasons for the disconnect between economic performance and public perceptions.
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    Sharing the Tech Wealth

    Diane Coyle

    Big Tech firms flagrantly disregard the implicit social contract that enables capitalist economies to thrive. The time has come to curb their market power and establish the institutional mechanisms necessary to prevent the benefits of technological innovation from being monopolized by a privileged few.

    urges investment in digital public infrastructure to curb the adverse effects of market power.
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    The WTO’s FDI Challenge

    Karl P. Sauvant urges the World Trade Organization’s members to adopt the new Investment Facilitation for Development Agreement.
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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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