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Philippe Legrain

Philippe Legrain

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Philippe Legrain, a former economic adviser to the president of the European Commission, is Visiting Senior Fellow at the London School of Economics’ European Institute and the author of Them and Us: How Immigrants and Locals Can Thrive Together (Oneworld, 2020).  

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  1. Europe Must Rearm Now
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    Europe Must Rearm Now

    Feb 13, 2024 Philippe Legrain urges NATO's European members to act immediately on the threat that the United States could abandon them.

  2. A Brexit Reset?
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    A Brexit Reset?

    Mar 1, 2023 Philippe Legrain sees reason to hope that the Windsor Framework for Northern Ireland will help revive EU-UK relations.

  3. Can Anti-EU Populism Survive Putin’s War?
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    Can Anti-EU Populism Survive Putin’s War?

    Apr 19, 2022 Philippe Legrain highlights growing evidence that Russia’s attack on Ukraine has weakened its allies in Europe.

  4. An Interview with Philippe Legrain
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    An Interview with Philippe Legrain

    Dec 1, 2020 Philippe Legrain says the EU and member states’ governments should hold populists’ feet to the fire, calls for a Franco-German grand bargain, and explains how to ensure that welcoming refugees yields economic dividends.

  5. Populism After Trump
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    Populism After Trump

    Nov 16, 2020 Philippe Legrain explains why the US president's election loss is bad news for his foreign counterparts, especially in Europe.

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    Trade Unions Can Defeat Europe’s Far Right

    Oliver Roethig explains why stronger trade unions hold the key to countering the rise of extremist parties.
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    Why Republicans Go Crawling Back to Donald Trump

    Reed Galen sees the fecklessness of figures like William Barr as proof of the sorry state of the American political class.
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    Economic Development in an Age of Great-Power Competition

    Andrew Sheng & Xiao Geng considers developing countries’ prospects for boosting competitiveness amid rising US-China trade tensions.
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    Human Capital for the Age of Generative AI

    Simon Johnson & Eric Hazan explain how adoption of the technology could help suitably qualified workers climb the wage ladder.
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    To Fight Climate Change, Protect Healthy Soil

    Juan Lucas Restrepo & Barron Joseph Orr explain how sustainable farming practices can reverse biodiversity loss and transform our food systems.
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    How to Protect the World from the Next Pandemic

    Winnie Byanyima & Joseph E. Stiglitz envision a global accord that applies the lessons of past health crises and includes binding commitments.
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    Strict Separation Is Not the Answer for Palestine and Israel

    Yanis Varoufakis warns against a two-apartheid-state solution that affirms the dangerous principle of ethnic exclusivity.
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    Preparing Now for the Next Disease X

    Tom Achoki, et al. propose several steps governments can take to establish robust and resilient response mechanisms.
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    To Protect Democracy, Protect Exiled Journalists

    Antonio Zappulla highlights the existential threats facing independent news outlets forced to relocate by repressive regimes.

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