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Sinan Ülgen

Sinan Ülgen

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Sinan Ülgen, a former Turkish diplomat, is Director of the Istanbul-based EDAM think tank and a visiting scholar at Carnegie Europe.

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  1. Why Turkey Is Imperiling NATO Enlargement
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    Why Turkey Is Imperiling NATO Enlargement

    Jun 6, 2022 Sinan Ülgen explains President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s negative stance toward Finland and Sweden’s accession.

  2. Updating the Global Refugee Regime
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    Updating the Global Refugee Regime

    Sep 8, 2021 Sinan Ülgen suggests how the world’s response to cross-border flows should be strengthened for a new era of displacement.

  3. The US Is Still Needed in Syria
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    The US Is Still Needed in Syria

    Jul 2, 2019 Charles A. Kupchan & Sinan Ülgen explain why the Trump administration's effort to extricate itself from the conflict is dangerously premature.

  4. Erdoğan the Magnificent
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    Erdoğan the Magnificent

    Jun 26, 2018 Sinan Ülgen sees two practical constraints on the newly reelected Turkish president's vastly expanded powers.

  5. Turkey’s Emboldened Opposition
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    Turkey’s Emboldened Opposition

    Jul 14, 2017 Sinan Ülgen says the recent Ankara-Istanbul protest march indicates growing resistance to strongman rule.

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    Getting to Monetary Integration in Latin America

    Camila Villard Duran explains why the vision of a regional unit of account, advanced by Brazil and Argentina, is achievable.
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    The Age of Verbiage

    Arvind Subramanian blames today’s nonstop inundation of expert opinion for undermining the quality of public discourse.
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    Davos Man Has a People Problem

    Antara Haldar suspects that the socially “disembedded” economic logic of globalization has gone as far as it can go.
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    Eliminate the Debt Ceiling

    Willem H. Buiter thinks the US Constitution and common sense argue for a de facto abolition of the cap.
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    Japan’s Fiscal Dilemma

    Takatoshi Ito explains why the country’s deficit-financed spending spree endangers its national security.
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    Too Soon for Global Optimism

    Kenneth Rogoff

    It is hard to reconcile the jubilant mood of many business leaders with the uncertainty caused by the war in Ukraine. While there are some positive signs of economic recovery, a sudden escalation could severely destabilize the global economy, cause a stock market crash, and accelerate deglobalization.

    warns that the Ukraine war and economic fragmentation are still jeopardizing world growth prospects.
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    Why Europe’s Franco-German Engine Is Stalling

    Jean Pisani-Ferry cautions that the two countries' differences are so substantial that a hasty compromise will not suffice.
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    Central Banks Should Slow Down

    Lucrezia Reichlin fears the consequences of excessive interest-rate hikes in the US, the UK, and especially the eurozone.
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    Three Cheers for Hybrid Work

    Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg thinks the advantages of more flexible labor arrangements outweigh the disadvantages.

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