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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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    Carbon Credits Hold the Key to Combating Deforestation

    Roselyn Fosuah Adjei explains how nature-based offsets could help reduce emissions and benefit local communities.
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    Alexei Navalny Did Not Die for Nothing

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    The Russian opposition leader faced a dilemma that all dissenters in authoritarian states must grapple with: live in exile and fade into obscurity, or confront an oppressive regime and risk imprisonment and torture. Navalny’s choice – and the price he paid for making it – will inspire dissidents for generations to come.

    highlights the crucial role of political martyrs in inspiring resistance to oppressive regimes.
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    The Submergence of Emerging Markets

    Andrés Velasco worries that major middle-income economies are facing a prolonged slowdown, jeopardizing global convergence.
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    How AI Could Reshape Medicine

    Junaid Nabi highlights the new technology’s potential to transform how we diagnose, treat, and prevent diseases.
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    Making Bretton Woods Work for Africa

    Hippolyte Fofack envisions a reformed global financial architecture that provides equal access to long-term patient capital.
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    Making Sense of Society

    Michael Spence considers why a healthy civil society is crucial to good governance and inclusive prosperity.
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    Shock Therapy Killed Navalny

    Antara Haldar argues that while Vladimir Putin bears responsibility, so do the economic policies that put him in power.
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    Putin’s Silk Road Around Sanctions

    Robin Brooks & Simon Johnson urge Europe and the G7 to stop the re-export of Western goods to Russia from Central Asia and the Caucasus.
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    To Fight Climate Change, End Fossil-Fuel Subsidies

    Günther Thallinger & Ludovic Subran urge policymakers to recognize the true costs of a policy that harms the planet and does not help the poor.

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