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Federico Fubini

Federico Fubini

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

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  1. Why Is Europe Moving Rightward?
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    Why Is Europe Moving Rightward?

    Mar 26, 2024 Federico Fubini considers why nationalist parties are gaining ground in countries that renounced nationalism decades ago.

  2. How Russia Survives
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    How Russia Survives

    May 5, 2023 Federico Fubini & Alexandra Prokopenko explain why the world's toughest-ever sanctions regime must be sharpened – and suggest how to do it.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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    Iran’s Succession Crisis Is a Legitimacy Crisis

    Abbas Milani explains why few Iranians within or outside the country truly mourn the death of President Ebrahim Raisi.
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    Central Banks’ New-Old Inflationary Bias

    Kenneth Rogoff explains why policymakers are more likely to risk higher prices during periods of economic uncertainty.
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    Can AI Improve Family Life?

    Anne-Marie Slaughter & Avni Patel Thompson foresee parents and other caregivers spending more time on meaningful activities, and less time on drudgery.
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    Maxims for the AI Age

    Reid Hoffman

    Far too often, debates about technology, innovation, and progress fall into crude dichotomies – humans versus machines, utopia versus dystopia – that distract from the matter at hand. Rather than fixating on extremes, we should adopt a more nuanced and historically informed view of our tools, and of ourselves.

    offers six principles to guide our thinking about the technology's potential risks and rewards.
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    Europe’s Carbon Border Tax Advances the Fight Against Climate Change

    Jeffrey Frankel shows how the European Union’s carbon-price mechanism could encourage other countries to follow suit.
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    Africa Can’t Prosper Without Regional Trade

    Kingsley Moghalu argues that the continent has been missing a key ingredient of robust, sustained growth.
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    Divestment from Israel Will Not Bring Peace

    Anne O. Krueger argues that meeting protesters' demand would weaken US universities – one of America’s sources of strength.
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    The US-China Trade War Heats Up

    A spate of new US tariffs on Chinese goods has raised the specter of full economic decoupling between the world’s two largest economies. For many observers, the measures are not only misguided, but also counter-productive, with the potential to undermine economic dynamism, hamper climate action, and trigger geopolitical conflict.

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    The Indian Election and the Country’s Economic Future

    Raghuram G. Rajan

    Economically, India today feels like a place of limitless possibilities. But with only a narrow window in which to grow rich before it grows old, the policy decisions it makes today will have an outsize influence on its future prospects.

    worries that the country will squander its massive potential by trying to emulate China's growth strategy.

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