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J. Bradford DeLong

J. Bradford DeLong

Writing for PS since 2002
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J. Bradford DeLong is Professor of Economics at the University of California at Berkeley and a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He was Deputy Assistant US Treasury Secretary during the Clinton Administration, where he was heavily involved in budget and trade negotiations. His role in designing the bailout of Mexico during the 1994 peso crisis placed him at the forefront of Latin America’s transformation into a region of open economies, and cemented his stature as a leading voice in economic-policy debates.

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  1. Battle for Belarus SERGEI GAPON/AFP via Getty Images

    Belarus Reborn?

    Nationwide protests against President Alexander Lukashenko’s 26-year rule have escalated in the aftermath of the flagrantly fraudulent election on August 9. With factory workers striking and security forces quitting in disgust, could Lukashenko’s usual response to street demonstrations – mass arrests and escalation of official violence ­– fail to save him this time?

  2. GettyImages-1228027308 Natalia Fedosenko/TASS via Getty Images

    Belarus’s Moment of Truth

    Sławomir Sierakowski

    While the Belarusian security apparatus has stepped up its violence against peaceful protesters, the demonstrations themselves have evolved to maintain the moral high ground. There is no longer any question that President Alexander Lukashenko has lost any remaining shred of legitimacy.

    reports that persistent protests in response to escalating state violence may be starting to split the regime.
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    Deconstructing Donald

    Elizabeth Drew

    Although it is difficult at this point to say anything new about Donald Trump, it is never too early to start reckoning with the implications of his presidency. The only thing more disturbing is the possibility of what may lie ahead in – and after – November's election.

    reviews six recent books on the Trump presidency and the incalculable damage it has already done.

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