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Soňa Muzikárová

Soňa Muzikárová

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Soňa Muzikárová, a non-resident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council and a research fellow at the European University Institute, is a former economist at the European Central Bank, a former diplomat at the OECD, and a former senior adviser to the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Slovak Republic.

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  1. Slovakia’s Anti-Democratic Government Is Doubling Down
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    Slovakia’s Anti-Democratic Government Is Doubling Down

    Jun 17, 2024 Soňa Muzikárová warns that the assassination attempt in May has led the government to double down on illiberal reforms.

  2. Eastern Europe Needs a New Immigration Narrative
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    Eastern Europe Needs a New Immigration Narrative

    Mar 20, 2024 Soňa Muzikárová notes that populist leaders are exploiting voters' anxiety about newcomers even as they seek foreign workers.

  3. Europe’s Chance to Finish Off Illiberal Democracy
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    Europe’s Chance to Finish Off Illiberal Democracy

    Nov 21, 2023 Soňa Muzikárová urges EU policymakers to leverage the bloc’s financial power to weaken authoritarian governments.

  4. Greening Eastern Europe’s Growth Engines
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    Greening Eastern Europe’s Growth Engines

    May 9, 2023 Soňa Muzikárová explains why the region's residents and political leaders have been so slow to embrace the climate transition.

  5. Poland’s Ukrainian Rehabilitation
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    Poland’s Ukrainian Rehabilitation

    Feb 20, 2023 Soňa Muzikárová explains what it will take for the country to preserve and increase its newfound influence in Europe.

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    What Climate-Vulnerable Developing Countries Need Right Now

    Mia Amor Mottley & Wale Edun propose a blueprint to unlock financing and kickstart investment in adaptation and clean energy.
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    Two Cheers for Identity Politics

    James Livingston argues that critics of the contemporary focus on issues of race, gender, and sexuality are ignoring history.
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    What the Next EU Leadership Must Do

    Carl Bildt offers a broad outline of the bloc's biggest challenges following this month's European Parliament election.
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    China Must Not Choose the Next Dalai Lama

    Brahma Chellaney urges the US and India to work together to protect the more than 600-year-old institution.
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    The New EU Leadership Must Unite on China

    Anders Fogh Rasmussen urges whoever takes over the bloc's foreign-policy portfolio to do more to deter Chinese aggression.
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    The Evolution of Empire

    John Andrews

    The history of Britain's conquest of India and humiliation of China shows that empire is very much still with us today. Though Americans tend to bristle at the idea, their own military, technological, and commercial power is as imperial and pervasive as Britain’s territorial dominance ever was.

    traces the enduring role of imperial power from the eighteenth century to the present.
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    If Democracy Isn’t Pro-Worker, It Will Die

    Daron Acemoglu argues that populists are making inroads because industrialized economies aren't delivering what was promised.
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    The Financial Risks of France’s Snap Election

    Brigitte Granville thinks political stalemate is a greater threat to European stability than a far-right government.
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    A Far-Right Resurgence in Europe?

    Many observers breathed a sigh of relief at the results of the European Parliament elections, because the widely predicted far-right surge did not dislodge traditional conservatives. But even if far-right forces do not dominate the next European Parliament, they have gained ground, particularly in France and Germany. Can mainstream politicians and parties reverse this trend?

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