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George Magnus

George Magnus

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George Magnus, a research associate at the University of Oxford’s China Centre and SOAS University of London, is the author of Red Flags: Why Xi’s China Is in Jeopardy (Yale University Press, 2018).

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  1. The High Costs of Disengagement for China
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    The High Costs of Disengagement for China

    Jun 28, 2022 George Magnus thinks that, with geopolitics thwarting globalization, China’s economy might never overtake America’s.

  2. Will China's “Common Prosperity” Survive Putin’s War?
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    Will China's “Common Prosperity” Survive Putin’s War?

    Mar 21, 2022 George Magnus considers how mounting geopolitical risk will affect Xi Jinping's effort to bring the private sector to heel.

  3. China's Journey into the Unknown
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    China's Journey into the Unknown

    Oct 22, 2021 George Magnus reviews three books examining the increasingly obvious flaws in the country’s governance model.

  4. China’s Go-It-Alone Five-Year Plan
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    China’s Go-It-Alone Five-Year Plan

    Mar 25, 2021 George Magnus assesses the new strategy for reducing the country's reliance on external demand and sources of supply in key sectors.

  5. A Messy Financial Divorce for the US and China
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    A Messy Financial Divorce for the US and China

    Dec 30, 2020 George Magnus highlights the disconnect between official decoupling and American firms' efforts to deepen engagement.

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    The Global Implications of EU Tariffs on Chinese EVs

    Shang-Jin Wei explains how higher levies will affect domestic consumers, Chinese producers, and other countries.
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    A Shining Example of Successful Multilateralism

    If the COVID-19 pandemic taught us anything, it is that global challenges require global partnerships if they are to be conquered. International cooperation on vaccine production is perhaps the clearest example of this simple truth.

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    Diplomacy Could Help Revive Democracy in Venezuela

    Roberto Patiño urges the international community to help ensure a free and fair presidential election in July.
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    The Specter of Neo-Fascism Is Haunting Europe

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    With mainstream parties and politicians already preparing to accommodate the far right following this month's European Parliament election, the axiom of post-World War II European democracy has been quietly abandoned. “No collaboration with fascists" is being replaced by a tacit acceptance of them.

    harbors no illusions about what the outcome of the European Parliament election means.
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    Can Private Hospitals Increase Access to Health Care in Developing Countries?

    Titir Bhattacharya & Tanika Chakraborty show how innovative insurance schemes can help low- and middle-income economies achieve universal coverage.
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    Tracking Ukraine’s Reconstruction Funds

    Wolfgang Fengler & Vladyslav Rashkovan show how digital tools can streamline the process, improve transparency, and provide accountability.
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    Slovakia’s Anti-Democratic Government Is Doubling Down

    Soňa Muzikárová warns that the assassination attempt in May has led the government to double down on illiberal reforms.
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    D-Day and the Threat of Total War

    Robert Skidelsky thinks understanding the causes and consequences of past global conflicts is crucial to preventing another one.
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    The Dangers of a US Capital Inflow Tax

    Maurice Obstfeld worries that a little-known, highly costly method of deficit reduction is gaining political traction.

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