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Steve Tsang

Steve Tsang

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Steve Tsang is Director of the SOAS China Institute at the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies, and author of A Modern History of Hong Kong.

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  1. Three Lessons from the Hong Kong Protests
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    Three Lessons from the Hong Kong Protests

    Jun 26, 2019 Steve Tsang outlines how best to minimize the risk of direct confrontation between the city and China's rulers.

  2. What Is Xi Jinping Thought?
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    What Is Xi Jinping Thought?

    Feb 5, 2019 Steve Tsang decodes the Chinese president's eponymous political doctrine for outsiders.

  3. China without North Korea
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    China without North Korea

    Feb 14, 2013 Steve Tsang

  4. China’s Syrian Folly
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    China’s Syrian Folly

    Feb 8, 2012 Steve Tsang

  5. Taiwan’s Journey From Troublemaker to Peacemaker
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    Taiwan’s Journey From Troublemaker to Peacemaker

    Jun 14, 2010 Steve Tsang

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    Putin’s Brezhnev Moment

    Aryeh Neier draws parallels between the regime’s ongoing crackdown on civil society and late Soviet repression.
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    Utopia or Bust

    J. Bradford DeLong considers our options for both expanding and effectively slicing the proverbial economic pie.
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    Germany’s Reckoning

    Helmut K. Anheier

    Germany is now grappling with a host of difficult questions about its place in the world, the nature of its politics, and its most cherished values. For a pacifist society in a new age of conflict and war, everything must change if things are to remain the same.

    traces the contours of the country's debate, triggered by the Ukraine war, about its strategic future.
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    Preempting a Generative AI Monopoly

    Diane Coyle urges policymakers to take steps to counter the anti-competitive implications of a rapidly emerging market.
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    Japan’s Strategic Imperative

    Joseph S. Nye, Jr. sees the country doubling down on its best option for ensuring national security and regional stability.
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    China’s Savings Conundrum

    Zhang Jun explains why – and how – the country must stimulate household consumption to achieve a robust recovery.
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    The Flight of the Inflation Hawks

    Though the US Federal Reserve’s first interest-rate hike of 2023 is smaller than those that preceded it, policymakers have signaled that more increases are on the way, despite slowing price growth. But there is good reason to doubt the utility – and fear the consequences – of continued rate hikes, on both sides of the Atlantic.

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    How to Transform African Agriculture

    Safia Boly & Omid Kassiri identify four principles that could help governments across the continent boost food security.
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    Making Ukrainian Victory Possible

    Josep Borrell explains why continued military support and other forms of assistance remain critical.

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