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Shlomo Avineri

Shlomo Avineri

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Shlomo Avineri (1933-2023) was Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, a member of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, and served as director-general of Israel’s foreign ministry under Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. He was the author of, among others, Theodor Herzl and the Foundation of the Jewish State and Karl Marx: Philosophy and Revolution.

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  1. The Two Faces of Pharaoh
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    The Two Faces of Pharaoh

    Feb 26, 2020 Shlomo Avineri reflects on the life and rule of Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak on the occasion of his death.

  2. The Roots of Right-Wing Dominance in Israel
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    The Roots of Right-Wing Dominance in Israel

    Apr 15, 2019 Shlomo Avineri points to several structural factors, not least the cumulative impact of profound demographic change.

  3. Saudi Arabia’s Perilous Pivot
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    Saudi Arabia’s Perilous Pivot

    Apr 3, 2018 Shlomo Avineri thinks the crown prince's hardnosed approach to politics could jeopardize his reform agenda.

  4. Like the Palestinians, the Kurds Deserve a State
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    Like the Palestinians, the Kurds Deserve a State

    Oct 26, 2017 Shlomo Avineri thinks arguments in favor of Palestinian statehood apply equally to an independent Kurdistan.

  5. Trump in Jerusalem
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    Trump in Jerusalem

    May 30, 2017 Shlomo Avineri thinks the US president will end up disappointing Israel's right and left alike.

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    Banking on the World Bank’s Knowledge

    Wempi Saputra identifies three areas in which the organization’s client countries could use more guidance.
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    The Algorithm and Its Discontents

    Mariana Mazzucato & Ilan Strauss

    Deploying algorithms to maximize user engagement is how Big Tech firms maximize shareholder value, with short-term profits often overriding longer-term business objectives. Now that AI is poised to supercharge the platform economy, new rules and governance structures are urgently needed to safeguard the public.

    propose five principles to ensure that the digital economy serves the public good before short-term profit.
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    Judgment Days for Democracy

    Nicholas Reed Langen suspects that judges will play an increasingly central role in protecting democracy against populist assaults.
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    A Global Cash-Transfer Fund Could End Extreme Poverty

    Cina Lawson & Rory Stewart

    Cash transfers offer a transformative solution to multidimensional poverty, by enhancing dozens of outcomes simultaneously. They have already proven effective, adaptable, and replicable, and now they are becoming more attainable every year with growing mobile coverage and improved digital infrastructure.

    show that the conditions are ripe for deploying lump-sum payments to the world’s poorest people.
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    The Drums of US-China Cyber War

    Stephen S. Roach worries that irrational Sinophobia has become America's new bipartisan political orthodoxy.
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    Japan as Number Four

    Takatoshi Ito hopes the news that the economy has slipped from third place globally will serve as a wake-up call.
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    The Financial March to War

    Harold James explains how currency wars and speculation could feature in today’s great-power conflicts.
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    A Stablecoin Pilot in China?

    Andrew Sheng & Xiao Geng see an opportunity in Hong Kong’s efforts to establish a regulatory regime for issuers of the cryptoasset.
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    The War for the West

    Ivan Krastev interviewed by Sławomir Sierakowski about the conflict in Ukraine and the challenges facing Western democracies in a changing world.

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