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Shlomo Avineri

Shlomo Avineri

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Shlomo Avineri, Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a member of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, served as Director-General of Israel’s foreign ministry under Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. He is 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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    The ECB Has Been Driving EU Inflation

    Hans-Werner Sinn explains how the European Central Bank has contributed to soaring prices, including for energy.
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    The Populist Climate Threat

    Izabella Teixeira, et al. warn that right-wing nationalists and other political opportunists could normalize inaction.
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    Britain Is Not an Emerging Market – Yet

    Kenneth Rogoff considers the implications of the new government’s poorly received economic-policy package.
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    When the Fed Stops Trying

    J. Bradford DeLong worries that the world's most important central bank is no longer looking for an optimal policy path.
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    No Security Without Climate Security

    Anne-Marie Slaughter explains why US policymakers need to focus more closely on global warming as an existential threat.
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    Development, Decarbonization, and Dumb Landowners

    Ricardo Hausmann argues that governments must manage natural resources more effectively to promote green growth.
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    The Trade Agenda Today

    Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala interviewed by Anne O. Krueger

    Recent global developments have shown what is at stake when trade becomes less open and transparent. To assess the current state of the international trading system and what lies in store for it, Anne O. Krueger queries World Trade Organization Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala about the biggest challenges facing her organization.

    about the challenges facing her organization.
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    King Dollar

    In recent weeks, the US dollar has reached 20-year highs against key foreign currencies, and all-time highs against the Chinese renminbi and the British pound. What is sustaining the greenback’s surge, and what are its most significant consequences?

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    The US Inflation Bonanza for Sovereign Debtors

    Gautam Nair & Federico Sturzenegger identify the big winners of a shock that is diluting mountains of debt around the world.

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