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Stephen Holmes

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Stephen Holmes, a professor at New York University School of Law, is the co-author (with Ivan Krastev) of The Light that Failed: A Reckoning (Allen Lane, 2019).

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  1. Explaining Europe's Reaction
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    Explaining Europe's Reaction

    Mar 7, 2022 Diego Gambetta & Stephen Holmes think governments' robust response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is primarily driven by fear.

  2. Putin’s Ambivalent Illiberalism
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    Putin’s Ambivalent Illiberalism

    Jul 5, 2019 Stephen Holmes thinks the Russian president's view of the “liberal idea” merits attention, but not the attention it's getting.

  3. Trump’s Dangerous Blank Check
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    Trump’s Dangerous Blank Check

    Apr 19, 2017 Stephen Holmes argues that delegating war-making decisions to the military never ends well.

  4. The Ukrainian School of War
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    The Ukrainian School of War

    Feb 25, 2015 Stephen Holmes & Ivan Krastev show why the motivations of Russia, the US, and Europe preclude a diplomatic solution.

  5. Putin on Ice
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    Putin on Ice

    Nov 17, 2014 Stephen Holmes & Ivan Krastev ask why Russia has chosen a policy toward Ukraine that is undermining its geostrategic interests.

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    A Subsidy War Without Winners

    Andrés Velasco calls on policymakers to avoid petty conflicts and work together to encourage green investments.
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    Japan’s New Security Posture Is Abe’s Legacy

    Taniguchi Tomohiko explains how the government’s ambitious defense agenda expands on the late prime minister’s ideas.
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    For the Common Good

    Mariana Mazzucato outlines a new governance model for ensuring a fairer distribution of agency, risk, and reward.
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    Helping Middle-Income Energy Exporters Kick the Fossil-Fuel Habit

    Carlos Lopes explains what it will take for resource-rich economies to diversify and develop new revenue sources.
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    The New European Frontier

    Giulio Boccaletti

    Given this summer's climate-driven disasters, one might think that the European political system would be devising comprehensive adaptation plans. But, despite some steps in the right direction, Europeans are only just waking up to the constitutional implications of a changing physical environment.

    thinks a changing climate will force the European Union finally to embrace its political nature.
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    The Poverty of Anti-Capitalism

    Harold James considers recent arguments against markets, globalization, and growth, finding them to be deeply flawed.
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    How Not to Fight Inflation

    Joseph E. Stiglitz sees little upside and much downside to further monetary-policy tightening by the US Federal Reserve.
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    Who Is Part of the Free World?

    Anne-Marie Slaughter urges US President Joe Biden to abandon a phrase that is better left in the twentieth century.
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    Realism About Techno-Optimism

    Gernot Wagner laments that public debate about climate solutions is long on political grandstanding and short on nuance.

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