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Tarek Osman

Tarek Osman

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Tarek Osman is the author of Islamism: What It Means for the Middle East and the World (Yale University Press, 2016) and Egypt on the Brink (Yale University Press, 2010).

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  1. What Saudi Arabia Wants
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    What Saudi Arabia Wants

    Jul 14, 2022 Tarek Osman thinks the Kingdom will use recent diplomatic gains to secure three strategic objectives.

  2. The Arab World’s Coming Challenges
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    The Arab World’s Coming Challenges

    Jun 13, 2017 Tarek Osman identifies four key trends that are brewing a new set of problems for the Middle East.

  3. The Religion Question in the New Year
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    The Religion Question in the New Year

    Jan 23, 2017 Tarek Osman says the Middle East's young people can learn from religious history to move their region forward.

  4. Arab Prospects Beyond the Arab Spring

    Arab Prospects Beyond the Arab Spring

    Jan 21, 2014 Tarek Osman assesses the Arab world's prospects three years after the uprisings that shook the region.

  5. The Saudi Spring?
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    The Saudi Spring?

    Nov 13, 2013 Tarek Osman on Saudi Arabia as a constitutional monarchy.

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    The Simplest Fix for Banking

    Jan Eeckhout

    Following the latest banking crisis, monetary authorities should seriously consider how modern digital technologies could be used to avert such problems in the future. A central bank digital currency would both eliminate many barriers to financial transactions and end the risk of bank runs once and for all.

    explains how central bank digital currencies would end bank runs and banks' excessive risk-taking.
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    America’s Interest in Ending the Ukraine Crisis

    Brahma Chellaney explains why prolonging the conflict risks realizing the West’s worst geopolitical nightmare.
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    America’s Industrial Policy Is Counterproductive

    Anne O. Krueger laments that the Biden administration is adding red tape to an inefficient subsidy program.
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    Who Gets Squeezed by Austerity?

    Christy Braham urges governments to reject calls for budget cuts and invest in the welfare of billions of vulnerable workers.
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    America’s Financial Regulatory System Is Still Broken

    Howard Davies

    When a bank fails in the United States, questions about who is to blame are often directed at many different regulatory agencies, because the system is complex and hard for outsiders to understand. In the wake of the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank, the case for an overhaul could not be stronger.

    laments that the post-2008 Dodd-Frank reforms left in place a framework riddled with structural shortcomings.
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    The Water Crisis Is a Vital Investment Opportunity

    Ambroise Fayolle & Henk Ovink calls for new thinking about how we value the planet’s most important natural resource.
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    PS Events: What Economics Is Missing

    PS editors present the What Economics is Missing event.
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    Hell in the Holy Land

    Carl Bildt fears that the stage is set for another major violent conflict between Israelis and Palestinians.
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    The Fed Must Not Flinch

    Michael R. Strain urges the US central bank to continue raising interest rates, despite signs of financial-sector fragility.

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