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Peter Bruggen

Peter Bruggen

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Peter Bruggen is a psychiatrist based in London, and co-author of the forthcoming book The Street-wise Guide to Getting the Best Mental Health Care.

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  1. Can Trump Prove His Sanity?
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    Can Trump Prove His Sanity?

    Jan 9, 2018 Raj Persaud & Peter Bruggen show just how difficult it would be to demonstrate whether the US president is mentally fit.

  2. How Women Shape Coups
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    How Women Shape Coups

    Nov 20, 2017 Raj Persaud & Peter Bruggen examine the role gender may be playing in the overthrow of Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe and other leaders.

  3. The Psychology of Superstar Sex Predators
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    The Psychology of Superstar Sex Predators

    Oct 19, 2017 Raj Persaud & Peter Bruggen suggest that the same traits that make people successful can also explain the tendency to exploit others.

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    The Hard-Won Benefits of Soft Diplomacy

    Kishore Mahbubani praises Indonesia's more consultative and culturally attuned approach to international affairs.
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    China After Zero-COVID

    Qian Liu thinks the protests made it easier for officials to exit a policy that a faltering economy had made untenable.
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    China’s Zero-COVID Muddle

    Minxin Pei

    Chinese leaders’ refusal to adopt a clear stance on zero-COVID is pure politics: nobody wants to be blamed for whatever surge in infections, hospitalizations, and deaths follows a reopening. But the longer the authorities attempt to avoid responsibility and muddle through, the greater the risk to public health.

    warns that the government’s refusal to devise a comprehensive and systematic exit strategy could create the worst of two worlds.
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    FIFA’s World Cup Follies

    Ian Buruma dives into the thicket of fatuousness, hypocrisy, and greed that the tournament has become.
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    The Plight of Public Schools in Africa

    Palesa Libe highlights the toll that the pandemic has taken on lower-income students across the continent.
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    The Scope for More Multilateral Climate Finance

    Frannie Leautier, et al. highlight the crucial role multilateral development banks must play in funding large-scale green projects.
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    Eco-Economic Development

    David Malpass sees declining fish stocks as a case study of why nature must be central to countries’ growth models.
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    Higher Immigration or Higher Interest Rates for America?

    Ricardo Hausmann & Dany Bahar explain why the persistence of Trump-era xenophobia among US policymakers could lead to economic stagnation.
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    Life, Liberty, and Lost Output

    Shang-Jin Wei considers the cost-benefit calculations fueling China’s protests against the government’s zero-COVID policy.

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