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Michael Bröning

Michael Bröning

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Michael Bröning, Director of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung office in New York, serves on the basic value commission of Germany’s Social Democratic Party and is the author, most recently, of Vom Ende der Freiheit (Dietz, 2021).

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  1. Are the Kids Leaning Right?
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    Are the Kids Leaning Right?

    Apr 21, 2022 Michael Bröning sees an age-old electoral pattern being challenged, with potentially dire implications for progressives.

  2. Give Centrism a Chance
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    Give Centrism a Chance

    Oct 30, 2020 Michael Bröning urges progressive political parties to rediscover the merits of pragmatism and moderation.

  3. Germany’s Green Wave
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    Germany’s Green Wave

    Jul 1, 2019 Michael Bröning notes that if current polls hold up, party leader Robert Habeck could be the country's next chancellor.

  4. Germany’s Socialism of Fools
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    Germany’s Socialism of Fools

    Oct 9, 2018 Michael Bröning explains why the far-right AfD is likely to score further successes in two state elections this month.

  5. Europe’s Left Turns Right on Immigration
    Migrants disembark the Italy's coastguard ship Diciotti at the port of Catania Fabrizio Villa/Getty Images

    Europe’s Left Turns Right on Immigration

    Jun 19, 2018 Michael Bröning proposes a strategy for social-democratic parties to regain popular support without betraying their values.

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    Central Banks Should Slow Down

    Lucrezia Reichlin fears the consequences of excessive interest-rate hikes in the US, the UK, and especially the eurozone.
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    Three Cheers for Hybrid Work

    Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg thinks the advantages of more flexible labor arrangements outweigh the disadvantages.
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    The German Lamb Is Learning to Howl

    Josef Joffe

    The nation that went to the gates of Moscow in World War II has become as aggressive as a cuddly cat. But with its decision to send Leopard 2 battle tanks to Ukraine, Germany's "culture of reticence," particularly with respect to Russia, may soon be a thing of the past.

    examines the origins and implications of the landmark decision to send battle tanks to Ukraine.
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    Everyone Loses in a Fractured World

    Andrew Sheng & Xiao Geng warn that the global order's deepening East-West and North-South divides make us all poorer and less safe.
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    The Necessity of Morality in Foreign Policy

    Chris Patten shows why “realism” requires heeding the lessons of history and defending democratic values.
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    A Subsidy War Without Winners

    Andrés Velasco calls on policymakers to avoid petty conflicts and work together to encourage green investments.
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    Japan’s New Security Posture Is Abe’s Legacy

    Taniguchi Tomohiko explains how the government’s ambitious defense agenda expands on the late prime minister’s ideas.
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    For the Common Good

    Mariana Mazzucato outlines a new governance model for ensuring a fairer distribution of agency, risk, and reward.
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    Helping Middle-Income Energy Exporters Kick the Fossil-Fuel Habit

    Carlos Lopes explains what it will take for resource-rich economies to diversify and develop new revenue sources.

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