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Sam Rainsy

Sam Rainsy

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Sam Rainsy is a former Cambodian finance minister and current opposition leader.

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  1. Stopping Cambodia’s Reckless Urban Development
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    Stopping Cambodia’s Reckless Urban Development

    Aug 14, 2020 Sam Rainsy argues that only an improved land ownership registration system can protect residents and the environment.

  2. Cambodia Is Criminalizing Democracy
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    Cambodia Is Criminalizing Democracy

    Jan 15, 2020 Sam Rainsy exposes the machinations of Hun Sen's government behind the sham trial of opposition leader Kem Sokha.

  3. The Fall and Rise of Cambodia’s Opposition
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    The Fall and Rise of Cambodia’s Opposition

    Nov 1, 2019 Sam Rainsy urges the international community to defend his people's right to challenge Hun Sen's authoritarian regime.

  4. China’s Cambodian Invasion
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    China’s Cambodian Invasion

    Aug 2, 2019 Sam Rainsy warns that Prime Minister Hun Sen's reported deal with the Chinese navy has global ramifications.

  5. Cambodia Throws a Wrench into Trump’s Trade War
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    Cambodia Throws a Wrench into Trump’s Trade War

    Jul 3, 2019 Sam Rainsy warns that Hun Sen's government will continue to serve China’s interests, which include skirting US tariffs.

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    Price Stability vs. Financial Stability?

    Willem H. Buiter

    If the US Federal Reserve raises its policy interest rate by as much as is necessary to rein in inflation, it will most likely further depress the market value of the long-duration securities parked on many banks' balance sheets. So be it.

    thinks central banks can achieve both, despite the occurrence of a liquidity crisis amid high inflation.
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    Fifty Years of Floating Currencies

    Jeffrey Frankel explains why the shift toward exchange-rate flexibility after 1973 was not a policy failure, as many believed.
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    What Do America’s Spies Really Think About China?

    Kent Harrington thinks the intelligence community’s annual threat assessment should have delved deeper on the issue.
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    Waking Up to the World’s Water Crisis

    Quentin Grafton, et al. see three overarching priorities for the first global water conference in almost a half-century.
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    Peace Requires Betrayal

    Shlomo Ben-Ami shows why Ukraine and Russia will most likely have to pursue an unpopular endgame to stop the bloodshed.
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    Lessons from the SVB Collapse

    Lucrezia Reichlin

    Although Silicon Valley Bank was not deemed to be systemically important, its insolvency forced the US Federal Reserve to head off systemic contagion and exposed the inadequacy of the FDIC’s partial deposit insurance regime. The financial-stability framework adopted after the 2008 crisis obviously needs another overhaul.

    considers what the bank’s failure should mean for the current financial-stability framework.
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    It’s the Banking Regulations, Stupid

    Antonio Foglia traces the Silicon Valley Bank failure back to fundamental flaws in the prevailing governance framework.
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    Confronting the Global Water Crisis

    Mariana Mazzucato, et al. offer a seven-point blueprint for preserving one of the planet’s most important natural systems.
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    Revisiting America’s War of Choice in Iraq

    Richard Haass considers the enduring lessons from a foreign intervention that was both ill-conceived and poorly executed.

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