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Seyla Benhabib

Seyla Benhabib

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Seyla Benhabib is Eugene Meyer Professor of Political Science and Philosophy Emerita at Yale University and Senior Research Fellow at Columbia Law School.

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  1. Turkey Is Exploiting the Fog of War
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    Turkey Is Exploiting the Fog of War

    May 13, 2022 Seyla Benhabib decries the Erdo─čan government's sentencing of a renowned civic activist to imprisonment for life.

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    To Reconstruct Turkey, Rebuild Its Democracy

    Daron Acemoglu & Cihat Tokgöz

    Turkey's massive death toll from the earthquakes in February attests to a much larger problem. From an overly powerful construction lobby and endemic corruption to the steady erosion of democratic institutions, it is clear that the country now needs a thorough political and economic transformation.

    think the country needs not just a new government but a broader economic and political transformation.
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    India’s Boom Is a Dangerous Myth

    Ashoka Mody dismantles the hype around a rosy economic narrative that is actually becoming bleaker by the day.
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    Halting the Authoritarian Drift

    Kaushik Basu considers the dynamics that lead political leaders down the road to tyranny, paranoia, and aggression.
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    Xi’s the Boss

    Nina L. Khrushcheva says the Chinese leader's recent visit to Moscow was intended, first and foremost, to show who is in charge.
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    Can “Cooperative Rivalry” Work?

    Jean Pisani-Ferry worries that America and China will be unable to find common ground on preserving the global commons.
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    The Fed’s Role in the Bank Failures

    Raghuram G. Rajan & Viral V. Acharya

    There are four reasons to worry that the latest banking crisis could be systemic. For many years, periodic bouts of quantitative easing have expanded bank balance sheets and stuffed them with more uninsured deposits, making the banks increasingly vulnerable to changes in monetary policy and financial conditions.

    show how the US central bank's liquidity policies created the conditions for runs on uninsured deposits.
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    Policymakers Keep Solving the Wrong Banking Problem

    Andrés Velasco argues that recent market turmoil has revealed that the sector’s main vulnerability is unavoidable.
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    An Insolvency Iceberg?

    Takatoshi Ito considers the risk that other banks will experience liquidity problems as interest rates continue to rise.
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    Can Governments Still Steer the Economy?

    Robert Skidelsky explains why international finance and geopolitics make it harder to influence major performance indicators.

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