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Graham Allison

Graham Allison

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Graham Allison, Professor of Government at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government, is the author of Destined for War: Can America and China Escape Thucydides’s Trap?

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  1. Is China Winning the AI Race?
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    Is China Winning the AI Race?

    Aug 4, 2020 Eric Schmidt & Graham Allison worry that too many Americans are convinced, wrongly, that US technological supremacy is unassailable.

  2. The Case for Secret Diplomacy
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    The Case for Secret Diplomacy

    Apr 26, 2018 Graham Allison thinks Secretary of State-Designate Mike Pompeo was right not to disclose his North Korea assignation.

  3. The Conscience of a Conservative?
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    The Conscience of a Conservative?

    Nov 3, 2017 Graham Allison laments that a Republican senator's response to threats against US democracy is simply to quit.

  4. Optimizing Decision-Making in a Dangerous World
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    Optimizing Decision-Making in a Dangerous World

    Sep 4, 2017 Graham Allison & Arianna Huffington argue that today's global problems require not just action, but deep and careful consideration.

  5. Lee Kuan Yew’s China
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    Lee Kuan Yew’s China

    Feb 25, 2013 Graham Allison, et al.

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    Bridging the Climate-Development Gap

    Dani Rodrik & Ishac Diwan explain how to free up fiscal space for sustainable development in many low- and middle-income countries.
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    Lower Transaction Costs for Greater Innovation

    Andrew Sheng & Xiao Geng highlight the link between access to global markets and investment in research and development.
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    Ashoka Mody on Indian corruption, growth, jobs, and more

    Ashoka Mody explains the roots of the lack of accountability in India, highlights shortcomings in human capital and gender equality, casts doubt on the country’s ability to assume a Chinese-style role in manufacturing, and more.
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    Why India’s Women Are More Vulnerable to Disasters

    Joyita Roy Chowdhury & Prarthna Agarwal Goel call attention to gender inequalities that exacerbate the effects of floods and other natural catastrophes.
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    Europe in the Age of Industrial Policy

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    While China and the US take advantage of scale to pursue large-scale investment in critical sectors, the EU struggles to follow suit, owing to its decentralized fiscal structures and rules limiting government subsidies to industry. A new EU-level investment program is urgently needed.

    advocates a federal investment program, funded by EU sovereign-debt issuance and administered centrally.
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    Fixing Global Governance

    Gordon Brown explains how to make the G20 and the Bretton Woods institutions fit for purpose once again.
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    The EU Needs Fiscal Union

    Lucrezia Reichlin laments the pro-cyclical bent of the European Commission’s proposed reforms to fiscal rules.
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    The Roots of the Global Water Crisis

    Joshua Castellino explains why overhauling the current economic paradigm is crucial for preserving Earth’s natural systems.
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    The Electric Vehicle Revolution Comes for German Industry

    Dalia Marin explains how Europe can reverse engineer China’s approach to industrial policy.

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