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John Andrews

John Andrews

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John Andrews, a former editor and foreign correspondent for The Economist, is the author of The World in Conflict: Understanding the World’s Troublespots.

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  1. What’s Behind Jordan’s Palace Intrigue?
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    What’s Behind Jordan’s Palace Intrigue?

    Apr 9, 2021 John Andrews explains why political fissures have suddenly emerged in the Hashemite Kingdom, long an oasis of stability.

  2. An Interview with John Andrews
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    An Interview with John Andrews

    Apr 6, 2021 John Andrews considers the geopolitical implications of vaccine nationalism, assesses Joe Biden’s approaches to Iran and Saudi Arabia, and recalls haunting experiences from his long career as a foreign correspondent.

  3. Low Dishonest Decades
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    Low Dishonest Decades

    Feb 26, 2021 John Andrews draws contemporary lessons from four recent books charting Europe's slide toward war in the 1920s and 1930s.

  4. Can Lebanon Rise from the Rubble?
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    Can Lebanon Rise from the Rubble?

    Aug 12, 2020 John Andrews doubts that the government's resignation will speed reform of the dysfunctional power-sharing system.

  5. The World According to MBS
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    The World According to MBS

    Jul 31, 2020 John Andrews reviews two recent books showing how the Arab Spring and its aftermath continue to shape politics in the region.

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    Is the Quad Becoming a Potemkin Alliance?

    Brahma Chellaney fears that US President Joe Biden’s conciliatory approach toward China is undermining Indo-Pacific security.
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    The High Costs of the New US Tariffs on Chinese EVs

    Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg

    Every time one set of protectionist measures against China disappoints, the United States escalates its economic war in the hope that additional restrictions will prove more effective. Yet by slapping massive tariffs on Chinese electric vehicles, America has laid bare its own hypocrisy and economic vulnerabilities.

    laments the Biden administration's embrace of costly, futile efforts to outcompete low-cost rivals.
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    How G7 Leaders Can Unlock Financing for Africa

    William Ruto

    With many African countries trapped in perpetual cycles of debt, financing investment in sustainable development has become increasingly difficult, if not impossible. The situation demands that wealthy countries step up and offer debt relief and cancellation, in addition to more concessional and long-term financing.

    urges wealthy countries to help bring the global financial system into line with the developing world's needs.
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    The Threat of Trumpflation and a Fed War

    J. Bradford DeLong thinks monetary hawks should be more worried about the return of a populist demagogue to the White House.
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    Is China Too Old to Get Rich?

    Yi Fuxian explains why the country’s rising median age is at the root of its current malaise.
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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 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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