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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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    When Voters Become Fans

    Kaushik Basu thinks deepening polarization has given the lie to a longstanding assumption about electoral politics.
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    Africa’s Responsibility to Protect Biodiversity

    Hailemariam Desalegn urges the continent’s leaders to unite behind a shared conservation agenda, beginning at COP15.
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    Resentment on the Western Front

    Sławomir Sierakowski thinks the Polish public needs a more open and honest conversation about refugees before resentment spirals.
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    Crypto’s Well-Worn Path to Crisis

    Xavier Vives writes that, despite the novelty of the assets, the narrative of FTX’s collapse was established long ago.
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    The Unavoidable Crash

    Nouriel Roubini anticipates a stagflationary debt crisis, owing to a dangerous combination of inflation and over-borrowing.
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    War Over Taiwan?

    Joseph S. Nye, Jr. considers whether a deterrence arrangement that has worked for 50 years is still sufficient.
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    The Contested Fed

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    By all accounts, central banks – particularly the Fed, because the dollar is still the world’s dominant currency – already act as investment authorities. But their recent bailouts have exacerbated economic inequality, and have done little or nothing to address climate change.

    reviews three books that, each in its own way, reveal a central truth about the world’s leading central bank.
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    The Economics of Mainstreaming Climate Action

    Jean Pisani-Ferry & Selma Mahfouz identify the risks and short-term costs associated with the energy transition over the next decade.
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    Killing Twitter

    Antara Haldar explains what Elon Musk fundamentally misunderstands about the platform – and about free speech.

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