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Federico Fubini

Federico Fubini

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Federico Fubini, an economics journalist and editor-at-large at Corriere della Sera, is the author, most recently, of Sul Vulcano (Longanesi, 2020).

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  1. Giorgia Meloni’s Balancing Act
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    Giorgia Meloni’s Balancing Act

    Nov 3, 2022 Federico Fubini wonders how long Italy’s far-right prime minister can reconcile moderate policies with her voters’ demands.

  2. Did Putin Bring Down Draghi?
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    Did Putin Bring Down Draghi?

    Aug 4, 2022 Federico Fubini highlights growing evidence that Russia helped engineer the former Italian prime minister's downfall.

  3. The Other Threat to Democracy
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    The Other Threat to Democracy

    Feb 2, 2022 Federico Fubini thinks mob rule poses a more immediate threat than illiberal autocrats who come to power in elections.

  4. When Democracy Gets Old
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    When Democracy Gets Old

    Dec 8, 2021 Federico Fubini calls attention to the fact that nearly all of the world's “fully free” countries are aging.

  5. Voter Suppression Comes to Europe
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    Voter Suppression Comes to Europe

    Jan 9, 2020 Federico Fubini shows that it's often no accident that the voices of intra-EU migrants go unheard in national elections.

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    Higher Immigration or Higher Interest Rates for America?

    Ricardo Hausmann & Dany Bahar explain why the persistence of Trump-era xenophobia among US policymakers could lead to economic stagnation.
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    Life, Liberty, and Lost Output

    Shang-Jin Wei considers the cost-benefit calculations fueling China’s protests against the government’s zero-COVID policy.
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    Iran’s Conservative Tightrope

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    The Islamic Republic has been unable to quell the civil unrest that erupted three months ago, after Mahsa Amini died after being detained for violating hijab rules. While the regime has now abolished the morality police, the protesters have broadened their demands.

    explains why the country’s hardliners may no longer be able to force their will on the public.
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    The State Legacy of China’s Success

    Zhang Jun explains why Western scholars should pay more attention to the crucial role of the state.
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    What the COP15 Biodiversity Conference Must Do

    Juan Manuel Santos hopes world leaders will deliver a breakthrough for nature equivalent to the Paris climate agreement.
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    China’s Activist Shortage

    Yi Fuxian argues that decades of strict family-planning policies have effectively precluded a pro-democracy movement.
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    Disrupting the Disruptors

    Roger McNamee considers what new economic conditions mean for an industry whose growth (and misbehavior) defined an era.
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    When Voters Become Fans

    Kaushik Basu thinks deepening polarization has given the lie to a longstanding assumption about electoral politics.
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    Africa’s Responsibility to Protect Biodiversity

    Hailemariam Desalegn urges the continent’s leaders to unite behind a shared conservation agenda, beginning at COP15.

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