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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
    US Secretary of State nominee Mike Pompeo testifies before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images

    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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    The Other Conflict on Europe’s Doorstep

    Anders Fogh Rasmussen warns that Azerbaijan may be preparing to renew its military aggression against neighboring Armenia.
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    Let the Banks Burn

    Yanis Varoufakis

    The banking system we take for granted is unfixable. The good news is that we no longer need to rely on any private, rent-seeking, socially destabilizing network of banks, at least not the way we have so far.

    shows why the current private system is unfixable – and why we don’t need to tolerate it anymore.
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    How China Benefits from Another US Banking Crisis

    Stephen S. Roach thinks America’s latest financial trouble will reinforce a narrative of terminal national decline.
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    Xi Jinping’s Chinese Tragedy

    Orville Schell interviewed by Irena Grudzińska Gross

    Like Vladimir Putin, China's leader is so steeped in a narrative of victimhood and fearful of appearing weak that it is hard to imagine him ever leading China out of the mess he has created. He could well be remembered as the leader who squandered history's most remarkable economic success story.

    about the country's increasingly worrisome trajectory, both at home and abroad.
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    Artificial Idiocy

    Slavoj Žižek fears that the rise of powerful chatbots will spell the death of irony and nuance in human thought.
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    Localizing Development Research

    Julia Kaufman & Jane Wanjiku Mariara explain why funders should be providing more long-term resources to researchers in developing countries.
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    The Simplest Fix for Banking

    Jan Eeckhout explains how central bank digital currencies would end bank runs and banks' excessive risk-taking.
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    America’s Interest in Ending the Ukraine Crisis

    Brahma Chellaney explains why prolonging the conflict risks realizing the West’s worst geopolitical nightmare.
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    America’s Industrial Policy Is Counterproductive

    Anne O. Krueger laments that the Biden administration is adding red tape to an inefficient subsidy program.

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