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Ruti Teitel

Ruti Teitel

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Ruti Teitel is Professor of Comparative Law at New York Law School.

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  1. America's Ambivalent Commitment to International Justice
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    America's Ambivalent Commitment to International Justice

    Aug 2, 2021 Robert Howse & Ruti Teitel lament the Biden administration's slowness to reinvigorate vital global institutions.

  2. Derek Chauvin and America’s Racial Reckoning
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    Derek Chauvin and America’s Racial Reckoning

    Mar 11, 2021 Ruti Teitel considers what it would mean for America truly to confront its history of structural bigotry.

  3. A Life in Development
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    A Life in Development

    Jun 16, 2020 Ruti Teitel pays homage to an economist whose work has never been more relevant to Latin America.

  4. Should America Ever Apologize?
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    Should America Ever Apologize?

    Feb 19, 2019 Ruti Teitel argues that the Trump administration's policy of national shamelessness is deeply at odds with US history.

  5. Pardons Are a Loaded Gun
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    Pardons Are a Loaded Gun

    Sep 6, 2017 Ruti Teitel examines a constitutional power that can strengthen the rule of law – or cause severe damage to it.

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    Europe’s Carbon Border Tax Advances the Fight Against Climate Change

    Jeffrey Frankel shows how the European Union’s carbon-price mechanism could encourage other countries to follow suit.
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    Africa Can’t Prosper Without Regional Trade

    Kingsley Moghalu argues that the continent has been missing a key ingredient of robust, sustained growth.
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    Divestment from Israel Will Not Bring Peace

    Anne O. Krueger argues that meeting protesters' demand would weaken US universities – one of America’s sources of strength.
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    The US-China Trade War Heats Up

    A spate of new US tariffs on Chinese goods has raised the specter of full economic decoupling between the world’s two largest economies. For many observers, the measures are not only misguided, but also counter-productive, with the potential to undermine economic dynamism, hamper climate action, and trigger geopolitical conflict.

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    The Indian Election and the Country’s Economic Future

    Raghuram G. Rajan

    Economically, India today feels like a place of limitless possibilities. But with only a narrow window in which to grow rich before it grows old, the policy decisions it makes today will have an outsize influence on its future prospects.

    worries that the country will squander its massive potential by trying to emulate China's growth strategy.
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    How Europe Can Get the Green Deal Done

    Simone Tagliapietra proposes EU-level measures that would help offset the negative distributional effects of climate policy.
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    Reckoning With a New Authoritarian Bloc

    Joschka Fischer considers the implications of a northern Asian alliance that exists primarily to challenge American hegemony.
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    Is Europe Too Big for Further Enlargement?

    Ana Palacio warns that even if candidates meet accession criteria, decision-making processes would need to be reformed.
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    The Sino-American Trade War Benefits China’s Competitors

    Arvind Subramanian warns that escalating protectionism, while dangerous, could end up helping developing countries like India.

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