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Michael McFaul

Michael McFaul

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Michael McFaul, US Ambassador to the Russian Federation from 2012 to 2014, is Professor of Political Science, Hoover Institution Fellow, and Director of the Freeman Spogli Institute at Stanford University.

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  1. Internet policy Busakorn Pongparnit/Getty Images

    Big Tech’s Big Test

    By forcing much of the world to go online, the COVID-19 crisis has rapidly broadened the global technology debate beyond questions of surveillance and privacy. The digital policies that governments adopt today will increasingly shape how we work, learn, and entertain ourselves – and how we manage future crises.

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    China as Economic Bogeyman

    Dani Rodrik

    Many Western economists presume that governments are not very good at identifying industries that merit support, and that domestic consumers and taxpayers incur the bulk of the costs. By the same logic, if Chinese policymakers effectively targeted activities where social benefits exceed private benefits, then it is not clear why foreigners should complain.

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