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Ivan Krastev

Ivan Krastev

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Ivan Krastev, Chairman of the Center for Liberal Strategies, is a permanent fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences. He is the author, most recently, of Is It Tomorrow Yet? Paradoxes of the Pandemic.

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  1. The War for the West
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    The War for the West

    Feb 26, 2024 Ivan Krastev interviewed by Sławomir Sierakowski about the conflict in Ukraine and the challenges facing Western democracies in a changing world.

  2. America and the Promised Land
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    America and the Promised Land

    Oct 21, 2022 Ivan Krastev & Leonard Benardo consider how the idea of Israel has featured in US foreign policy over time.

  3. America's Lost World
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    America's Lost World

    Sep 24, 2021 Leonard Benardo & Ivan Krastev review two recent books examining the country's post-war cultural boom and bust.

  4. The Pandemic of Fear
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    The Pandemic of Fear

    Jan 15, 2021 Ivan Krastev reflects on how COVID-19 has transformed the modern world in ways both fundamental and transient.

  5. Central Europe’s Republics of Fans
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    Central Europe’s Republics of Fans

    Dec 26, 2019 Ivan Krastev explains why liberal appeals to democratic principles could intensify political polarization in the region.

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    Diplomacy Could Help Revive Democracy in Venezuela

    Roberto Patiño urges the international community to help ensure a free and fair presidential election in July.
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    The Specter of Neo-Fascism Is Haunting Europe

    Slavoj Žižek

    With mainstream parties and politicians already preparing to accommodate the far right following this month's European Parliament election, the axiom of post-World War II European democracy has been quietly abandoned. “No collaboration with fascists" is being replaced by a tacit acceptance of them.

    harbors no illusions about what the outcome of the European Parliament election means.
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    Can Private Hospitals Increase Access to Health Care in Developing Countries?

    Titir Bhattacharya & Tanika Chakraborty show how innovative insurance schemes can help low- and middle-income economies achieve universal coverage.
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    Tracking Ukraine’s Reconstruction Funds

    Wolfgang Fengler & Vladyslav Rashkovan show how digital tools can streamline the process, improve transparency, and provide accountability.
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    Slovakia’s Anti-Democratic Government Is Doubling Down

    Soňa Muzikárová warns that the assassination attempt in May has led the government to double down on illiberal reforms.
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    D-Day and the Threat of Total War

    Robert Skidelsky

    After eight decades of relative peace, the world is once again dividing into hostile economic and geopolitical blocs. The 80th anniversary of the invasion of Normandy offers a valuable opportunity to reflect on the principles we are willing to defend and the sacrifices we are prepared to make.

    thinks understanding the causes and consequences of past global conflicts is crucial to preventing another one.
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    The Dangers of a US Capital Inflow Tax

    Maurice Obstfeld worries that a little-known, highly costly method of deficit reduction is gaining political traction.
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    Europe’s Green Transition Requires More Skilled Workers

    Julie Beaufils urges policymakers to boost the attractiveness of technical vocations by expanding access to apprenticeships.
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    A Monetary and Economic Order Fit for the Twenty-First Century

    Ulrich Volz, et al. identify eight priorities to build a more resilient, inclusive, and sustainable global financial architecture.

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