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Harold Hongju Koh

Harold Hongju Koh

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Harold Hongju Koh, Professor of International Law and former dean at Yale Law School, served as Legal Adviser (2009-13) and Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor (1998-2001) at the US State Department. He is the author, most recently, of The Trump Administration and International Law (Oxford University Press, 2018). 

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  1. America’s Post-Trump Reckoning
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    America’s Post-Trump Reckoning

    Jan 15, 2021 Harold Hongju Koh explains how Joe Biden can start to repair America's standing in the world through international law.

  2. America the Pariah

    America the Pariah

    Jul 18, 2001 Harold Hongju Koh

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    Decarbonizing Our Food

    Anna Lappé & Patty Fong show that two of the sectors most relevant to climate change are more interlinked than many realize.
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    Water and the High Price of Bad Economics

    Mariana Mazzucato, et al. explain why new thinking is needed to address a crisis closely linked to climate change and biodiversity loss.
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    At COP28, Cities Will Show Us the Way

    Michael R. Bloomberg & Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr call attention to subnational efforts to drive climate-change mitigation and adaptation efforts.
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    Market Power Is Permanent, and Technological Competition Does Not Remove It

    Mordecai Kurz

    Rather than reducing concentrated market power through “disruption” or “creative destruction,” technological innovation historically has only added to the problem, by awarding monopolies to just one or a few dominant firms. Moreover, market forces offer no remedy to the problem; only public policy can provide that.

    shows that technological change leads not to disruption, but to deeper, more enduring forms of market power.
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    Poland’s Democratic Rebirth Pains

    Sławomir Sierakowski describes the rapid marginalization of the recently defeated Law and Justice party and its autocratic leader.
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    What Google and Facebook Owe News Publishers

    Haaris Mateen, et al. support laws requiring Big Tech to pay media companies for the content featured on their digital platforms.
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    The Legacy of Henry Kissinger

    Richard Haass

    The passing of America’s preeminent foreign-policy thinker and practitioner marks the end of an era. Throughout his long and extraordinarily influential career, Henry Kissinger built a legacy that Americans would be wise to heed in this new era of great-power politics and global disarray.

    reviews the life and career of America’s preeminent foreign-policy scholar-practitioner.
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    Fixing China’s Real-Estate Sector

    Yu Yongding suggests three measures the government can take to address property developers’ deteriorating finances.
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    The New Roots of Anti-Semitism

    Slavoj Žižek worries that Zionist fundamentalism is exacerbating the problem it purports to solve.

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