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Mark Leonard

Mark Leonard

Writing for PS since 2004
80 commentaries
6 videos & podcasts

Mark Leonard, Director of the European Council on Foreign Relations, is the author of The Age of Unpeace: How Connectivity Causes Conflict (Bantam Press, 2021).

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  1. Preparing for the Long War
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    Preparing for the Long War

    Sep 26, 2022 Mark Leonard thinks Europeans should plan for a prolonged conflict despite Ukraine’s recent gains.

  2. Ukraine’s War Viewed from China
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    Ukraine’s War Viewed from China

    Jul 29, 2022 Mark Leonard asks why Chinese scholars see the conflict in a radically different light than Westerners do.

  3. The European War Project
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    The European War Project

    Jun 30, 2022 Mark Leonard explains how Russia’s war has forced a reconsideration of basic principles and long-held assumptions.

  4. The Decline and Fall of Davos Man
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    The Decline and Fall of Davos Man

    May 30, 2022 Mark Leonard surveys the ample evidence that geopolitics is fully replacing the post-Cold War project of globalization.

  5. Europe’s Soft-Power Problem
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    Europe’s Soft-Power Problem

    May 4, 2022 Mark Leonard worries that both of the bloc’s two dominant political tendencies are alienating the rest of the world.

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    Britannia Deranged

    Jacob Soll explores UK Prime Minister Liz Truss’s 2012 manifesto and its incoherent vision of capitalism.
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    Research Ethics and Non-Human Subjects

    Peter Singer highlights an appalling recent article that Springer Nature should retract under its new guidance for authors.
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    How to Settle the Great Chess Cheating Scandal

    Kenneth Rogoff explains how a suspiciously successful young upstart can prove that he is for real.
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    Why Deglobalization Makes US Inflation Worse

    Dambisa Moyo laments that today’s inflationary surge has not elicited a coordinated global response.
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    How to Tax Energy Companies’ Windfall Profits

    Clemens Fuest & Axel Ockenfels

    Given the complexities of modern markets, economies, and legal regimes, new levies on energy companies will always run into implementation problems. To prevent supply shortages and other disastrous unintended consequences, policymakers must proceed with caution and coordinate across borders.

    consider the underappreciated difficulties of implementing new levies without creating unwanted side effects.
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    Is Putin in Peril?

    From alternate-reality annexations to fresh nuclear threats, Russian President Vladimir Putin seems more desperate than ever to project an image of strength after a string of battlefield defeats. As Ukrainian forces advance on Russian-occupied territories and hundreds of thousands of draft-age Russian men flee the Kremlin’s “partial mobilization,” we asked PS commentators to assess his prospects.

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    Liz Truss’s Backward Vision of the Future

    Diane Coyle argues that the new UK government will never cure what ails the British economy by living in the past.
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    The State Is Taking Back Energy

    Nick Butler sees increased government intervention in the sector as necessary but too often suboptimal.
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    The Stabilizing Effect of Inflation

    Daniel Gros explains why, despite the disruptions caused by monetary tightening, a financial crisis is unlikely.

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