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Jorge G. Castañeda

Jorge G. Castañeda

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Jorge G. Castañeda, a former foreign minister of Mexico, is a professor at New York University and the author of America Through Foreign Eyes (Oxford University Press, 2020).

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  1. AMLO’s False Promises
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    AMLO’s False Promises

    Dec 20, 2022 Jorge G. Castañeda argues that Mexico’s president has already achieved all he will accomplish – and it’s not much.

  2. Chile Says No to Revolution
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    Chile Says No to Revolution

    Sep 9, 2022 Jorge G. Castañeda explains why voters overwhelmingly rejected the country’s proposed new constitution.

  3. Colombia Turns Left
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    Colombia Turns Left

    Jun 24, 2022 Jorge G. Castañeda considers the implications of Gustavo Petro’s election as the country’s next president.

  4. Latin America’s New Pink Tide?
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    Latin America’s New Pink Tide?

    Apr 8, 2022 Jorge G. Castañeda doubts that there is any analytical utility to be gained by lumping recent left-wing victories together.

  5. The Battle for Boric's Soul
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    The Battle for Boric's Soul

    Dec 22, 2021 Jorge G. Castañeda sees reason to believe that Chile's new president will not govern like a typical left-wing populist.

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    Putin’s Brezhnev Moment

    Aryeh Neier draws parallels between the regime’s ongoing crackdown on civil society and late Soviet repression.
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    Utopia or Bust

    J. Bradford DeLong considers our options for both expanding and effectively slicing the proverbial economic pie.
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    Germany’s Reckoning

    Helmut K. Anheier

    Germany is now grappling with a host of difficult questions about its place in the world, the nature of its politics, and its most cherished values. For a pacifist society in a new age of conflict and war, everything must change if things are to remain the same.

    traces the contours of the country's debate, triggered by the Ukraine war, about its strategic future.
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    Preempting a Generative AI Monopoly

    Diane Coyle urges policymakers to take steps to counter the anti-competitive implications of a rapidly emerging market.
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    Japan’s Strategic Imperative

    Joseph S. Nye, Jr. sees the country doubling down on its best option for ensuring national security and regional stability.
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    China’s Savings Conundrum

    Zhang Jun explains why – and how – the country must stimulate household consumption to achieve a robust recovery.
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    The Flight of the Inflation Hawks

    Though the US Federal Reserve’s first interest-rate hike of 2023 is smaller than those that preceded it, policymakers have signaled that more increases are on the way, despite slowing price growth. But there is good reason to doubt the utility – and fear the consequences – of continued rate hikes, on both sides of the Atlantic.

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    How to Transform African Agriculture

    Safia Boly & Omid Kassiri identify four principles that could help governments across the continent boost food security.
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    Making Ukrainian Victory Possible

    Josep Borrell explains why continued military support and other forms of assistance remain critical.

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