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Václav Havel

Václav Havel

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Václav Havel was President of Czechoslovakia (1989-92) and President of the Czech Republic (1993-2003). An author and playwright, he was one of the principal authors of the human rights manifesto Charter 77, and remained an important voice in global affairs until his death in 2011.

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  1. Politics And Theatre
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    Politics And Theatre

    Dec 18, 2011 Václav Havel

  2. The Intellectual and Politics
    havel46newsart Paul Lachine

    The Intellectual and Politics

    Dec 18, 2011 Václav Havel

  3. Ukraine Loses Its Way
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    Ukraine Loses Its Way

    Aug 31, 2011 Václav Havel, et al.

  4. Solidarity with Japan
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    Solidarity with Japan

    Mar 21, 2011 Richard von Weizsäcker, et al.

  5. Human Rights and Leprosy
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    Human Rights and Leprosy

    Feb 14, 2011 Yohei Sasakawa, et al.

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    Nationalists Abroad

    Ian Buruma explains how displacement can make expatriates and minorities more susceptible to extremist ideologies.
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    All Talk, No Dialogue on Asian Security

    Richard Maude

    Calls at this year’s Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore to improve military-to-military communication between the US and China, especially in light of increasingly aggressive encounters at sea and in the air, fell on deaf ears. Despite the best efforts of the US and its allies, China is in no hurry to re-engage.

    considers the implications of the complete collapse of defense diplomacy between the US and China.
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    How AI Can Even the Climate Playing Field

    Maxwell Gomera shows how artificial intelligence can strengthen low-income countries' hand in global negotiations.
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    Strengthening the Global Balance Sheet

    Olivia White, et al. outline four medium-term scenarios for the world economy, each implying dramatically different outcomes.
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    The Ukraine-Russia Culture War

    Yuriy Gorodnichenko & Ilona Sologoub survey the heated battles that have been playing out far from the physical battlefield.
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    The Poverty of AI Pessimism

    Jim O'Neill questions the increasingly popular sentiment that the technology will be economically destabilizing.
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    The Post-American Middle East

    Mark Leonard explains how the region became a laboratory for a future in which the US is not the sole hegemon.
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    How to Think About Climate-Tech Solutions

    Gernot Wagner

    To think that technology will save us from climate change is to invite riskier behavior, or moral hazard. Whether a climate solution creates new problems has little to do with the solution, and everything to do with us.

    offers lessons for navigating a field that is fraught with hype, unintended consequences, and other pitfalls.
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    Can the ECB Escape Its Own Trap?

    Otmar Issing examines the policy dilemma facing central banks as they try to shrink their bloated balance sheets.

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