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Maciej Kisilowski

Maciej Kisilowski

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Maciej Kisilowski is Associate Professor of Law and Strategy at Central European University in Vienna.

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  1. How Poland Won Back Its Democracy
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    How Poland Won Back Its Democracy

    Nov 6, 2023 Maciej Kisilowski highlights five critical factors that propelled the country’s anti-populist opposition to victory.

  2. Poland’s Ruling Party Lost, but Will It Leave?
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    Poland’s Ruling Party Lost, but Will It Leave?

    Oct 16, 2023 Maciej Kisilowski worries that the populist Law and Justice party will abuse its power to subvert the election result.

  3. Can National Reconciliation Defeat Populism?
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    Can National Reconciliation Defeat Populism?

    Oct 2, 2023 Maciej Kisilowski & Anna Wojciuk reflect on the outcome of Slovakia's general election in the run-up to Poland's decisive vote.

  4. The Authoritarian Hangover
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    The Authoritarian Hangover

    May 9, 2023 Maciej Kisilowski & Anna Wojciuk consider the dilemma that confronts democratic forces after they topple populist leaders.

  5. Does the West Need Autocrats to Fight Putin?
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    Does the West Need Autocrats to Fight Putin?

    Mar 23, 2022 Maciej Kisilowski thinks the sudden reliance on authoritarian regimes in Poland and elsewhere is both ill-advised and unnecessary.

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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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