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Michael R. Strain

Michael R. Strain

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Michael R. Strain is Director of Economic Policy Studies at the American Enterprise Institute.

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  1. Cap Russia’s Oil Price Now
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    Cap Russia’s Oil Price Now

    Jul 21, 2022 Michael R. Strain touts a US-backed plan that would sustain output while denying the Kremlin money for its war machine.

  2. Biden’s Empty Inflation Rhetoric
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    Biden’s Empty Inflation Rhetoric

    Jun 20, 2022 Michael R. Strain worries that the refusal to roll back tariffs betrays lingering complacency about rising consumer prices.

  3. Will US Inflation Lead to Recession?
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    Will US Inflation Lead to Recession?

    May 18, 2022 Michael R. Strain urges the Federal Reserve to keep its options open as it tries to restore price stability.

  4. How to Do More for Ukraine
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    How to Do More for Ukraine

    May 13, 2022 Oleg Ustenko interviewed by Michael R. Strain about the additional steps Western powers can take to end Russia's war and hold it accountable.

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    Who Will Establish Metaverse Ethics?

    Josh Entsminger, et al. highlight the urgency of providing oversight before tech companies make self-regulation the norm.
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    The Belarusian Opposition Is Growing Stronger

    Sławomir Sierakowski cites many examples showing that the country’s democracy movement has been adapting and growing quickly.
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    A Bold and Realistic Energy Transition

    Sultan Al Jaber explains why policies aimed at divesting too soon from hydrocarbons will be self-defeating.
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    Degeneracy, Depravity, and the New Right

    Slavoj Žižek

    While Kremlin propagandists and the the West's pro-Russian alt-right present themselves as the embodiment of traditional Christian values, their words and actions countenance genocide and glorify sexual violence. By embracing the obscene, they offer an attractive package for chauvinists of all stripes.

    shows how the movement is widening its appeal by openly appealing to adherents' worst impulses.
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    Green Pacifism Goes to War

    Josef Joffe examines the roots of the party’s hawkish turn in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
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    Sustaining Economic Growth in an Age of Deglobalization

    Keun Lee sees the experiences of Malaysia and Chile as useful case studies for escaping the middle-income trap.
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    The Taliban’s War on Women and Girls

    Yasmine Sherif & Gordon Brown urge the Afghan government to honor its promises on education and economic participation.
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    Inflation’s Emotional Scars

    Diane Coyle thinks today's surging prices will have two profound consequences for Western economies.
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    Did the Afghan Failure Lead to the Ukraine War?

    Carl Bildt revisits the fall of Kabul to consider its implications for America and the world, one year later.

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