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Mohamed A. El-Erian

Mohamed A. El-Erian

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Mohamed A. El-Erian, President of Queens' College at the University of Cambridge, is a professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and the author of The Only Game in Town: Central Banks, Instability, and Avoiding the Next Collapse (Random House, 2016).

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  1. The Problem with the Current Russia Sanctions Regime
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    The Problem with the Current Russia Sanctions Regime

    Jul 21, 2022 Mohamed A. El-Erian explains how the West's strategy of muddling through could result in the worst of all possible worlds.

  2. Mohamed A. El-Erian on US monetary policy, the Ukraine war's economic fallout, stock-market resilience, and more
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    Mohamed A. El-Erian on US monetary policy, the Ukraine war's economic fallout, stock-market resilience, and more

    Jul 12, 2022 Mohamed A. El-Erian warns that the US Federal Reserve’s past failures have left it with no good options, describes the pillars of a US response to the economic impact of Russia’s war, and proposes new rules for countries’ long-term growth strategies.

  3. Saudi Arabia Is Swinging Again – But for How Long?
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    Saudi Arabia Is Swinging Again – But for How Long?

    Jun 7, 2022 Mohamed A. El-Erian thinks the Kingdom’s reemergence as the key global producer is significant but is unlikely to last.

  4. Beware a Global Economy with Little Fires Everywhere
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    Beware a Global Economy with Little Fires Everywhere

    May 13, 2022 Mohamed A. El-Erian explains why the rich world must help developing countries to counter the fallout from the Ukraine war.

  5. The Growth Engines Are Sputtering
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    The Growth Engines Are Sputtering

    Apr 22, 2022 Mohamed A. El-Erian worries that the global economy’s darkening outlook points to even deeper problems ahead.

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    In Search of a Development Plan for Asia

    Andrew Sheng & Xiao Geng argue that bottom-up institutions – not top-down strategies – are the key to regional integration.
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    Giorgia Meloni’s Moment

    Bill Emmott sees little difference between the Brothers of Italy’s program and that of recent right-wing governments.
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    America’s Education Emergency

    Michael R. Strain calls for urgent action to make up for pandemic learning loss in light of dismal new test scores.
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    God Save the Pound?

    Andrés Velasco explains why sterling is plummeting when economic theory says it should be soaring.
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    Preparing for the Long War

    Mark Leonard thinks Europeans should plan for a prolonged conflict despite Ukraine’s recent gains.
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    Realizing a Free and Open Indo-Pacific

    Abe Shinzō

    Less than a month before he was assassinated, Japan’s longest-serving prime minister set out his vision for the region. He buttressed his case by comparing China’s growing threats against Taiwan to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

    set out his vision for the region less than one month prior to his assassination in July.
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    Russia, Iran, and the Perils of Post-Autocracy

    Robert D. Kaplan

    With Russia facing defeat on the battlefield and massive protests once again engulfing Iran, both countries’ regimes look vulnerable. But the end of tyranny is more likely to lead to a dangerous political vacuum than to a democratic transition.

    warns that the collapse of a despotic regime more often leads to a political void than to a healthy democracy.
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    The Key to Unlocking Africa’s Economic Potential

    Landry Signé explains why fostering trade integration and regional value chains is essential for the continent to prosper.
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    Geopolitical Davids and Goliaths

    Harold James considers lessons from smaller countries about how to wield power and influence in the twenty-first century.

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