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Timur Kuran

Timur Kuran

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Timur Kuran is Professor of Economics and Political Science at Duke University and the author of The Long Divergence: How Islamic Law Held Back the Middle East.

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  1. The Economic Costs of Erdoğan
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    The Economic Costs of Erdoğan

    Aug 24, 2018 Timur Kuran & Dani Rodrik lay the blame for Turkey's crisis squarely at the feet of its autocratic president.

  2. Turkey’s Changing Freedom Deficit
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    Turkey’s Changing Freedom Deficit

    Sep 15, 2016 Timur Kuran laments that, since the failed coup in July, citizens must increasingly obscure their true beliefs.

  3. The Roots of Middle East Mistrust
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    The Roots of Middle East Mistrust

    Jul 8, 2016 Timur Kuran explains how Islamic law has weakened trust among Muslims.

  4. Turkey’s Electoral Dictatorship

    Turkey’s Electoral Dictatorship

    Apr 10, 2014 Timur Kuran warns that recent local elections will reinforce Recep Tayyip Erdo─čan's authoritarian turn.

  5. Political Islam’s Loss of Democratic Legitimacy
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    Political Islam’s Loss of Democratic Legitimacy

    Aug 2, 2013 Timur Kuran

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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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    The German Lamb Is Learning to Howl

    Josef Joffe

    The nation that went to the gates of Moscow in World War II has become as aggressive as a cuddly cat. But with its decision to send Leopard 2 battle tanks to Ukraine, Germany's "culture of reticence," particularly with respect to Russia, may soon be a thing of the past.

    examines the origins and implications of the landmark decision to send battle tanks to Ukraine.
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    Everyone Loses in a Fractured World

    Andrew Sheng & Xiao Geng warn that the global order's deepening East-West and North-South divides make us all poorer and less safe.
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    The Necessity of Morality in Foreign Policy

    Chris Patten shows why “realism” requires heeding the lessons of history and defending democratic values.
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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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