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Kaushik Basu

Kaushik Basu

Writing for PS since 2002
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Kaushik Basu, a former chief economist of the World Bank and chief economic adviser to the Government of India, is Professor of Economics at Cornell University and Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution.

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    Biden’s Foreign Policy Needs a Course Correction

    Charles A. Kupchan

    By defining today's geopolitics as a clash between democracy and autocracy, the Biden administration risks both empowering America's adversaries and undercutting its allies. And an us-versus-them approach will make it impossible to confront shared global challenges.

    worries that the new US administration has centered its strategy on ideology rather than pragmatism.
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    The End of Israel’s Illusion

    Shlomo Ben-Ami

    The prevailing consensus among Israelis that Palestinian nationalism had been defeated – and thus that a political solution to the conflict was no longer necessary – lies in tatters. And even as the violence escalates, it has become clear to both sides that the era of glorious wars and victories is over.

    explains why the sudden eruption of Palestinian resistance caught a complacent nation off guard.
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