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Harold James

Harold James

Writing for PS since 2001
195 commentaries
2 videos & podcasts

Harold James is Professor of History and International Affairs at Princeton University. A specialist on German economic history and on globalization, he is a co-author of The Euro and The Battle of Ideas, and the author of The Creation and Destruction of Value: The Globalization Cycle, Krupp: A History of the Legendary German FirmMaking the European Monetary Union, and The War of Words.

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    Will the Ukraine War Fuel Nuclear Proliferation?

    Joseph S. Nye, Jr.

    While it is tempting to think that Ukraine would have remained safe if only it had held onto its Soviet-era nuclear warheads, that framing of the issue is too simplistic. Ultimately, all countries would benefit more in the long term from a strong non-proliferation regime than from possessing their own arsenals.

    considers what lessons the rest of the world will take from the asymmetrical conflict in Europe.
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    The New Productivism Paradigm?

    Dani Rodrik

    There are signs of a major reorientation toward an economic policy framework that is rooted in production, work, and localism instead of finance, consumerism, and globalism. It might just turn into a new policy model that captures imaginations across the political spectrum.

    points to the emergence of a fresh economic policy approach that might unite the right and the left.

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