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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 Dangerous Retreat into Protectionism

    Carl Bildt warns that nothing good will come from a more deeply fragmented global economy.
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    The Case for Ukraine’s NATO Accession

    Yuriy Gorodnichenko & Ilona Sologoub explain why giving in to the Kremlin’s nuclear blackmail could push the alliance into a death spiral.
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    Don’t Believe the AI Hype

    Daron Acemoglu

    If you listen to tech industry leaders, business-sector forecasters, and much of the media, you may believe that recent advances in generative AI will soon bring extraordinary productivity benefits, revolutionizing life as we know it. Yet neither economic theory nor the data support such exuberant forecasts.

    finds nothing to support widely cited assessments of the technology’s near-term potential.
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    What the China Pessimists Are Getting Wrong

    Yu Yongding rejects gloomy narratives about the economy’s prospects and proposes ways to revive growth.
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    A Big Step Forward for Liver Health

    Danjuma Adda explains how new hepatitis guidelines from the World Health Organization could reduce cancer deaths in Africa.
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    The Fragile Fraternity of China and Russia

    Nina L. Khrushcheva

    Vladimir Putin’s recent state visit to Beijing – his first trip abroad since being inaugurated for a fifth term – was practically a mirror image of Mao Zedong’s visit to Moscow 75 years ago, when Stalin looked down on his guest. There is little reason to think that the bilateral relationship will prove more resilient this time.

    doubts that two countries with such diverging interests will be able to build a lasting partnership.
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    The Global Economy Is More Vulnerable Than It Seems

    Bertrand Badré & Yves Tiberghien identify five factors driving a potentially catastrophic trend toward fragmentation.
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    The Myth of Central-Bank Independence

    Robert Skidelsky thinks the time has come to transfer power from technocrats back to elected officials.
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    The Gig Economy vs. America’s Workers

    Sandeep Vaheesan warns that proposed ballot initiatives in Massachusetts would legalize exploitative employment practices.

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