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Jacek Rostowski

Jacek Rostowski

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Jacek Rostowski is a former minister of finance and deputy prime minister of Poland.

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  1. The Drama of Falling Populists
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    The Drama of Falling Populists

    Nov 23, 2023 Jacek Rostowski marvels at how quickly Poland’s aspiring authoritarian ruler has lost authority.

  2. Lessons from the Fall of Poland’s Populists
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    Lessons from the Fall of Poland’s Populists

    Oct 20, 2023 Jacek Rostowski urges other democratic countries confronting authoritarian threats to boost proportionality and voter turnout.

  3. Russia Must Be Humbled
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    Russia Must Be Humbled

    Oct 25, 2022 Jacek Rostowski offers substantial historical evidence that wartime losses often unlock major benefits for the defeated.

  4. Why Putin Wants to Destroy Ukraine
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    Why Putin Wants to Destroy Ukraine

    Apr 25, 2022 Jacek Rostowski examines the historical and psychological roots of the Russian president’s brutal war.

  5. Lessons from the Polish Opposition
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    Lessons from the Polish Opposition

    Jul 13, 2020 Jacek Rostowski explains what anti-populist movements can learn from Rafał Trzaskowski's strong electoral performance.

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    The Dangerous Retreat into Protectionism

    Carl Bildt warns that nothing good will come from a more deeply fragmented global economy.
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    The Case for Ukraine’s NATO Accession

    Yuriy Gorodnichenko & Ilona Sologoub explain why giving in to the Kremlin’s nuclear blackmail could push the alliance into a death spiral.
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    Don’t Believe the AI Hype

    Daron Acemoglu

    If you listen to tech industry leaders, business-sector forecasters, and much of the media, you may believe that recent advances in generative AI will soon bring extraordinary productivity benefits, revolutionizing life as we know it. Yet neither economic theory nor the data support such exuberant forecasts.

    finds nothing to support widely cited assessments of the technology’s near-term potential.
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    What the China Pessimists Are Getting Wrong

    Yu Yongding rejects gloomy narratives about the economy’s prospects and proposes ways to revive growth.
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    A Big Step Forward for Liver Health

    Danjuma Adda explains how new hepatitis guidelines from the World Health Organization could reduce cancer deaths in Africa.
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    The Fragile Fraternity of China and Russia

    Nina L. Khrushcheva

    Vladimir Putin’s recent state visit to Beijing – his first trip abroad since being inaugurated for a fifth term – was practically a mirror image of Mao Zedong’s visit to Moscow 75 years ago, when Stalin looked down on his guest. There is little reason to think that the bilateral relationship will prove more resilient this time.

    doubts that two countries with such diverging interests will be able to build a lasting partnership.
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    The Global Economy Is More Vulnerable Than It Seems

    Bertrand Badré & Yves Tiberghien identify five factors driving a potentially catastrophic trend toward fragmentation.
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    The Myth of Central-Bank Independence

    Robert Skidelsky thinks the time has come to transfer power from technocrats back to elected officials.
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    The Gig Economy vs. America’s Workers

    Sandeep Vaheesan warns that proposed ballot initiatives in Massachusetts would legalize exploitative employment practices.

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