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Jeff Cirillo

Jeff Cirillo

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Jeff Cirillo, a graduate of the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, is a writer and researcher on transatlantic politics.

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  1. Refining the Anti-Populist Playbook
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    Refining the Anti-Populist Playbook

    Dec 7, 2021 Carisa Nietsche & Jeff Cirillo think recent elections in Central Europe and Turkey point to five tactics for opposing illiberal leaders.

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    A Bold and Realistic Energy Transition

    Sultan Al Jaber explains why policies aimed at divesting too soon from hydrocarbons will be self-defeating.
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    Degeneracy, Depravity, and the New Right

    Slavoj Žižek

    While Kremlin propagandists and the the West's pro-Russian alt-right present themselves as the embodiment of traditional Christian values, their words and actions countenance genocide and glorify sexual violence. By embracing the obscene, they offer an attractive package for chauvinists of all stripes.

    shows how the movement is widening its appeal by openly appealing to adherents' worst impulses.
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    Green Pacifism Goes to War

    Josef Joffe examines the roots of the party’s hawkish turn in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
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    Sustaining Economic Growth in an Age of Deglobalization

    Keun Lee sees the experiences of Malaysia and Chile as useful case studies for escaping the middle-income trap.
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    The Taliban’s War on Women and Girls

    Yasmine Sherif & Gordon Brown urge the Afghan government to honor its promises on education and economic participation.
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    Inflation’s Emotional Scars

    Diane Coyle thinks today's surging prices will have two profound consequences for Western economies.
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    Did the Afghan Failure Lead to the Ukraine War?

    Carl Bildt revisits the fall of Kabul to consider its implications for America and the world, one year later.
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    Can Gender Equality Be Saved?

    Khadyja Sy & Lindsay Glassco show how the pandemic has reversed progress for women and girls in Africa and elsewhere.
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    Holes in the Recession Story

    Jim O'Neill

    With surging inflation and a new war in Europe, the first half of 2022 was understandably gloomy for economies and financial markets around the world. But recent developments offer some hope that the prevailing pessimism may no longer be as warranted as it was a few months ago.

    gives four reasons for questioning whether economic forecasters' current pessimism is still justified.

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