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Itamar Rabinovich

Itamar Rabinovich

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Itamar Rabinovich, Israel’s former ambassador to the United States, is President of The Israel Institute (Washington, DC and Tel Aviv) and is a senior scholar at Tel Aviv University, New York University, and the Brookings Institution.

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  1. Israel’s Last Founding Father
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    Israel’s Last Founding Father

    Sep 28, 2016 Itamar Rabinovich traces the dramatic sweep of Shimon Peres's nearly 70-year political career.

  2. Bibi’s Big Surprise
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    Bibi’s Big Surprise

    Mar 18, 2015 Itamar Rabinovich explains how Binyamin Netanyahu proved the pollsters wrong – and what comes next for Israel.

  3. Israel’s Ukraine Dilemma

    Israel’s Ukraine Dilemma

    Apr 23, 2014 Itamar Rabinovich defends Israel's decision not to support the US in condemning Russia’s annexation of Crimea.

  4. Defusing the Syrian Time Bomb
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    Defusing the Syrian Time Bomb

    Aug 12, 2013 Itamar Rabinovich

  5. The Egypt-Israel Peace Test
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    The Egypt-Israel Peace Test

    May 10, 2013 Itamar Rabinovich & Tamara Wittes

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    Let the WTO Referee Carbon Border Taxes

    Jeffrey Frankel shows how a revived World Trade Organization can play a central role in combating climate change.
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    Elon Musk’s Not-so-Hidden Agenda

    Jason Stanley thinks the mogul's takeover of Twitter reflects his interest in destroying all democratic information spaces.
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    Saadia Zahidi on government spending, debt distress, the Iran protests, and more

    Saadia Zahidi argues that social-safety nets must be customized and targeted to ensure efficiency, advocates a more responsible approach to deficit reduction and fiscal consolidation, describes the complex recipe for helping countries reap the benefits of greater female labor-force participation, and more.
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    The Birth of a New International Order

    Joschka Fischer sees global great-power relations taking shape around a Sino-American dominated pentarchy.
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    The World Cup Syndrome

    Raj Persaud reflects on the effects that loving the “beautiful game” can have on one’s health and finances.
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    Rebooting the World Bank

    Suma Chakrabarti & Chris Humphrey outline key reforms that could help the institution regain the trust of developing countries.
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    No Easy Exit from Zero-COVID

    S. Alex Yang & Angela Huyue Zhang propose a strategy for loosening China's pandemic restrictions without triggering a nationwide health crisis.
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    Faking It, Making It, Losing It

    Harold James

    The spectacular rise and fall of FTX and its founder Sam Bankman-Fried were driven by effective marketing, trickery, and financial speculation. In that, they bear a striking resemblance to the disastrous eighteenth-century experiment that fueled the Mississippi Company bubble and created the template for all future Ponzi schemes.

    draws parallels between the FTX collapse and economist John Law’s infamous eighteenth-century scheme in France.
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    The Regulators’ Revolt

    Howard Davies traces the rise and fall of the UK government's recent effort to wield the power to rewrite financial rules.

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