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Minxin Pei

Minxin Pei

Writing for PS since 2006
95 commentaries
3 videos & podcasts

Minxin Pei, Professor of Government at Claremont McKenna College, is a non-resident senior fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States.

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  1. Will China Prove the Doomsayers Wrong?
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    Will China Prove the Doomsayers Wrong?

    Nov 8, 2022 Minxin Pei urges the country’s new leaders to seize three opportunities to boost growth and reassure investors.

  2. Blowing Down the CPC’s House of Cards
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    Blowing Down the CPC’s House of Cards

    Oct 10, 2022 Minxin Pei sees in Xi Jinping’s confirmation to a third presidential term the hollowness of China’s post-Mao rules.

  3. China’s Gorbachev Phobia
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    China’s Gorbachev Phobia

    Sep 1, 2022 Minxin Pei explains why, even in death, the Soviet Union’s last leader remains an anathema in Beijing.

  4. The Coming Taiwan Crisis
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    The Coming Taiwan Crisis

    Aug 2, 2022 Minxin Pei explains China's intentions toward the island following Nancy Pelosi's arrival in Taipei.

  5. Can the US Win the New Cold War?
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    Can the US Win the New Cold War?

    Jul 14, 2022 Minxin Pei argues that America's greatest liability in the global struggle for democracy is the Republican Party.

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    Disrupting the Disruptors

    Roger McNamee considers what new economic conditions mean for an industry whose growth (and misbehavior) defined an era.
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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

    James Livingston

    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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