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Robert Harvey

Robert Harvey

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Robert Harvey, a former member of the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee, is the author of Global Disorder and A Few Bloody Noses: The Realities and Mythologies of the American Revolution.

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  1. Faster than a Speeding Congressman
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    Faster than a Speeding Congressman

    Jul 12, 2017 Robert Harvey examines the new phenomenon of the supra-politician, who rockets to power – and then often crashes.

  2. Stay the Course With Rouhani
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    Stay the Course With Rouhani

    May 21, 2017 Robert Harvey urges US President Donald Trump not to withdraw the US from the Iran nuclear deal.

  3. The Temptation of Theresa May
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    The Temptation of Theresa May

    Mar 31, 2017 Robert Harvey thinks the UK can achieve favorable Brexit terms if the prime minister manages her party's fringe.

  4. How Dangerous Is Putin?
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    How Dangerous Is Putin?

    Jan 26, 2017 Robert Harvey doubts that Russia poses a serious threat to the West, given its weakening economy.

  5. Theresa May and the Three Brexiteers
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    Theresa May and the Three Brexiteers

    Aug 25, 2016 Robert Harvey assesses the new UK government's emerging strategy for managing the EU withdrawal process.

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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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    Italy’s Next Government Must Tackle Climate Security

    Luca Bergamaschi shows why the country’s politicians can no longer afford to ignore a major threat to national security.
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    Europe and the New Non-Alignment

    Laurence Tubiana

    Despite the massive civilian suffering in Ukraine, many countries have been wary of taking sides, owing both to a perception of European double standards and to Russia’s leverage over energy and commodity prices. But while new geopolitical dynamics have complicated climate advocacy, they certainly haven't derailed it.

    sees both challenges and opportunities for climate policy in an era of geopolitical fragmentation.
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    The Sting of Climate Risk Is in the Tails

    Mark Cliffe thinks conventional models have overemphasized the long term at the expense of more immediate threats.
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    Should Humanities Professors Be Automated?

    Nicholas Agar considers the implications of recent successes with AI-generated academic research and writing.
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    Should Energy Companies’ Windfall Profits Be Taxed?

    Imposing a one-off tax on energy companies’ extraordinary profits might seem like a no-brainer at a time of soaring inflation, but the idea has more than a few detractors. As policymakers in a growing number of economies move ahead, we asked PS commentators whether they are right to do so.

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    The Global Necessity of American Democracy

    Javier Solana shows why the political health of the United States has become a matter of global concern.

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