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Josef Joffe

Josef Joffe

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Josef Joffe, a member of the editorial council of Die Zeit, is a fellow at the Hoover Institution and teaches international politics at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.

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  1. How Vladimir Putin Saved NATO
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    How Vladimir Putin Saved NATO

    Apr 5, 2023 Josef Joffe argues that the Alliance was never as sclerotic as even many Western leaders presumed in recent years.

  2. The German Lamb Is Learning to Howl
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    The German Lamb Is Learning to Howl

    Jan 30, 2023 Josef Joffe examines the origins and implications of the landmark decision to send battle tanks to Ukraine.

  3. Putin’s Crazy Game
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    Putin’s Crazy Game

    Oct 10, 2022 Josef Joffe thinks the Russian president is betting on the “Madman Theory” of politics to win what his army cannot.

  4. Green Pacifism Goes to War
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    Green Pacifism Goes to War

    Aug 17, 2022 Josef Joffe examines the roots of the party’s hawkish turn in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

  5. Sarkozy’s Conviction Is a Win for the Rule of Law
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    Sarkozy’s Conviction Is a Win for the Rule of Law

    Mar 3, 2021 Josef Joffe sees in the former French president's sentencing the reaffirmation of a principle going back to Magna Carta.

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    Europe’s Carbon Border Tax Advances the Fight Against Climate Change

    Jeffrey Frankel shows how the European Union’s carbon-price mechanism could encourage other countries to follow suit.
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    Africa Can’t Prosper Without Regional Trade

    Kingsley Moghalu argues that the continent has been missing a key ingredient of robust, sustained growth.
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    Divestment from Israel Will Not Bring Peace

    Anne O. Krueger argues that meeting protesters' demand would weaken US universities – one of America’s sources of strength.
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    The US-China Trade War Heats Up

    A spate of new US tariffs on Chinese goods has raised the specter of full economic decoupling between the world’s two largest economies. For many observers, the measures are not only misguided, but also counter-productive, with the potential to undermine economic dynamism, hamper climate action, and trigger geopolitical conflict.

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    The Indian Election and the Country’s Economic Future

    Raghuram G. Rajan

    Economically, India today feels like a place of limitless possibilities. But with only a narrow window in which to grow rich before it grows old, the policy decisions it makes today will have an outsize influence on its future prospects.

    worries that the country will squander its massive potential by trying to emulate China's growth strategy.
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    How Europe Can Get the Green Deal Done

    Simone Tagliapietra proposes EU-level measures that would help offset the negative distributional effects of climate policy.
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    Reckoning With a New Authoritarian Bloc

    Joschka Fischer considers the implications of a northern Asian alliance that exists primarily to challenge American hegemony.
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    Is Europe Too Big for Further Enlargement?

    Ana Palacio warns that even if candidates meet accession criteria, decision-making processes would need to be reformed.
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    The Sino-American Trade War Benefits China’s Competitors

    Arvind Subramanian warns that escalating protectionism, while dangerous, could end up helping developing countries like India.

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