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Robert Cooper

Robert Cooper

Writing for PS since 2003
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Robert Cooper, former Director General of Political and Military Affairs of the EU Council of Ministers, and a former chief foreign policy adviser to British Prime Minister Tony Blair, served most recently as Counselor in the European External Action Service.

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    Is Trump’s Iran Strategy Working?

    Mohamed A. El-Erian

    The Trump administration's unilateral approach to trade and foreign adversaries like Iran is reminiscent of the Reagan administration's strategy against the Soviet Union. Both game theory and the historical record show that aggressive "non-cooperation" can be effective, but only if it is used carefully.

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    Has the World Economy Reached Peak Growth?

    Jim O'Neill

    Whether or not the 2010s were a "lost decade," one thing is clear: many countries fell short of their potential, possibly squandering their last best shot of registering strong GDP growth. In the decade ahead, demographic realities will catch up to China and the West, and the world will need a productivity miracle to offset the effects.

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