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Marwan Muasher

Marwan Muasher

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Marwan Muasher, a former foreign minister and deputy prime minister of Jordan, is Vice President for Studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and the author of The Second Arab Awakening and the Battle for Pluralism.

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  1. The Middle East's Backwater Blues
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    The Middle East's Backwater Blues

    Dec 4, 2021 Marwan Muasher notes that while the region is undergoing rapid change, misgovernance remains a defining problem.

  2. Reimagining Palestine
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    Reimagining Palestine

    Jun 26, 2017 Marwan Muasher highlights the need for a new strategy to move the Palestinian national project forward.

  3. An Economic Ultimatum for the Arab World
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    An Economic Ultimatum for the Arab World

    Nov 16, 2016 Marwan Muasher says that unless Arab countries move away from rentierism, they risk another wave of uprisings.

  4. Improving Governance in the Arab World
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    Improving Governance in the Arab World

    May 13, 2016 Marwan Muasher asks how the region can build institutions that support social, economic, and political progress.

  5. Lebanon’s Model of Moderation
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    Lebanon’s Model of Moderation

    Sep 25, 2014 Marwan Muasher & Kim Ghattas praise Lebanese pluralism as a model for the Arab world that the West should fully support.

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    Overcoming Political Short-Termism in Latin America

    Eric Parrado envisions independent institutions empowered to devise and implement long-term development-related policies.
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    Iran’s Economy Needs a New Deal with the West

    Djavad Salehi-Isfahani shows that pursuing sanctions relief is the only solution to the country's stagflation.
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    Africa’s Hobbled Hegemons

    Adekeye Adebajo

    In the face of regional turmoil, rising extremism, and heightened geopolitical tensions, Africa urgently needs strong leadership. But its two most significant regional powers, Nigeria and South Africa, are too constrained by domestic challenges to represent Africa’s interests effectively on the world stage.

    examines the causes of political and economic malaise in Nigeria and South Africa.
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    The US Needs a Techno-Industrial Strategy

    Liza Tobin & Addis Goldman outline a three-pronged approach that would entrench American leadership in advanced industries.
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    The Fed Should Not Cut Interest Rates Yet

    Michael R. Strain argues that declaring victory over inflation, while tempting, would be to misread current economic conditions.
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    Preparing for a Future of Extreme Heat Waves

    Renzo R. Guinto urges political leaders to place resilience at the heart of housing, transport, and water policies.
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    Israel Is Enabling Iran’s War of Attrition

    Shlomo Ben-Ami thinks that Binyamin Netanyahu and his messianic allies are hastening the destruction of the Jewish state.
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    Unlocking IMF Reform

    Barry Eichengreen

    Sketching a reform agenda for the International Monetary Fund is easy; implementing reform is hard. It will require, among other things, the US to give up its veto in the institution, and China to assume more responsibility for global stability and the problems of other economies.

    writes that the key is a governance overhaul combined with a renewed focus on the Fund’s core mission.
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    The King of the Americans

    Steve Pincus observes that the US Supreme Court has given the president powers denied to English monarchs since James II.

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