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Rabah Arezki

Rabah Arezki

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Rabah Arezki, former chief economist and vice president at the African Development Bank and former chief economist of the World Bank’s Middle East and North Africa Region, is a senior fellow at Harvard Kennedy School.

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  1. Economics in the New Age of National Security
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    Economics in the New Age of National Security

    Aug 26, 2022 Rabah Arezki thinks the global economy’s increasing fragmentation should prompt a paradigm shift in the discipline.

  2. Preventing Developing-Economy Debt Disasters
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    Preventing Developing-Economy Debt Disasters

    Apr 14, 2022 Rabah Arezki & Mahmoud Mohieldin warn that soaring food and energy prices spell trouble for the world's poor – and countries' balance sheets.

  3. Africa's Coup Wave
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    Africa's Coup Wave

    Mar 14, 2022 Rabah Arezki argues that recent military takeovers should prompt a rethink of democratization in fragile states.

  4. The Developing World's Hidden Inflation Risks
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    The Developing World's Hidden Inflation Risks

    Sep 23, 2021 Rabah Arezki & Jean-Pierre Landau explain why controlling post-pandemic price pressures will be more difficult in poorer countries.

  5. Fomenting Intellectual Revolution in the MENA Region
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    Fomenting Intellectual Revolution in the MENA Region

    Aug 17, 2020 Rabah Arezki shows how a lack of basic data and limited space for independent discourse are preventing needed reforms.

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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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    Preparing for the Next Global Catastrophe

    José Manuel Barroso explains why global leaders must focus on creating equitable response mechanisms ahead of the next crisis.

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