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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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Europe’s “Hamiltonian Moment” or “Fort Sumter Fusillade”?
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    Europe’s “Hamiltonian Moment” or “Fort Sumter Fusillade”?

    Jun 8, 2020 Jacek Rostowski & Arnab Das consider what the Franco-German proposal for a European recovery fund really means for EU integration.

  5. The End of “Peak Germany” and the Return of France
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    The End of “Peak Germany” and the Return of France

    Aug 16, 2019 Jacek Rostowski & Arnab Das argue that France stands to benefit as the status of the European Union's leading power comes under threat.

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    Could These Two Trends Save Britain?

    Jim O'Neill sees a pair of economic developments that could deliver a welcome surprise – if policymakers pay attention.
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    The Fed’s Climate Complacency

    Mark Cliffe warns that the US central bank’s approach to climate risk falls woefully short of what is needed.
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    Europe at Debt’s Door

    Hans-Werner Sinn warns that the European Commission's borrowing plans endanger the EU's stability and the single currency.
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    Stealing Russia

    Anders Åslund shows how the war is redistributing massive wealth and resources to President Vladimir Putin and his cronies.
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    Sergei Guriev on Putin, populism, Chinese repression, and more

    Sergei Guriev assesses the strength of the Russian president’s grip on power, predicts that Xi Jinping’s embrace of personalist rule will lead to policy missteps, urges the West to pursue a strategy of “adversarial engagement” toward modern dictators, and more.
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    Tipping the Scales in Myanmar’s Civil War

    Thitinan Pongsudhirak argues that, like Ukraine’s defenders, the country’s armed opposition deserves international support.
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    Educating the World’s Children of Conflict

    Jan Egeland highlights three key principles for ensuring the safety and well-being of traumatized boys and girls.
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    What’s Wrong with ChatGPT?

    Daron Acemoglu & Simon Johnson

    Artificial intelligence is being designed and deployed by corporate America in ways that will disempower and displace workers and degrade the consumer experience, ultimately disappointing most investors. Yet economic history shows that it does not have to be this way.

    worry that the technology will be deployed to replace, rather than empower, humans.
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    Preparing Now for the Next Health Emergencies

    Mamta Murthi urges governments to invest in resilient systems of prevention and care to soften the blow of future crises.

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