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Wolfgang Ischinger

Wolfgang Ischinger

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Wolfgang Ischinger, former German Ambassador to the United States, is Chairman of the Munich Security Conference and Professor for Security Policy and Diplomatic Practice at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin.

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  1. Germany’s Dangerous Nuclear Flirtation
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    Germany’s Dangerous Nuclear Flirtation

    Aug 8, 2018 Wolfgang Ischinger thinks the incipient debate about acquiring a “German bomb” should be stifled before it starts.

  2. Preventing Nuclear Conflict in Europe
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    Preventing Nuclear Conflict in Europe

    Feb 15, 2018 Des Browne, et al. call for urgent measures to reduce the growing risk of nuclear conflict.

  3. Ensuring Euro-Atlantic Security
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    Ensuring Euro-Atlantic Security

    Feb 16, 2017 Des Browne, et al. call on Western countries and Russia to cooperate on reducing shared existential threats.

  4. How Europe Should Deal With Trump
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    How Europe Should Deal With Trump

    Feb 15, 2017 Wolfgang Ischinger urges European leaders at this weekend's Munich Security Conference to draw some lines in the sand.

  5. Africa and the Jihadist Threat
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    Africa and the Jihadist Threat

    Apr 13, 2016 Olusegun Obasanjo, et al. argue that fighting terrorism requires strengthening states and addressing public discontent.

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    The Economics of Health for All

    Mariana Mazzucato explains why pandemic prevention and preparedness must be embedded in economic policymaking.
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    The Dangerous Incoherence of US Trade Policy

    Stephen S. Roach warns that America’s latest tariffs against China raise the risk of a catastrophic superpower conflict.
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    A New Dawn for US-African Cooperation?

    Vera Songwe identifies three ways that the United States can ultimately help itself by helping the continent.
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    Raghuram G. Rajan and Rohit Lamba on Indian job creation, industrial policy, democracy, and more

    Raghuram G. Rajan & Rohit Lamba argue that India must place the highest priority on creating and owning intellectual property, advocate an alternative to interventionist industrial policies like subsidies, call for the decentralization of Indian governance at every level, and more.
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    The Global Implications of Georgia’s Political Crisis

    Salome Samadashvili

    Borrowing from the Kremlin’s playbook, Bidzina Ivanishvili, Georgia’s de facto ruler, is seeking to eliminate foreign-funded NGOs, suppress independent media, and eradicate the political opposition. His determination to establish an authoritarian regime reflects his harmony of interests with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

    implores the US and Europe to bolster democracy in the country at a make-or-break moment.
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    Read More Summer 2024 Reading List

    PS editors share books that have impressed them lately, and say why you should consider adding them to your summer reading list.
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    Building Resilience in the Developing World

    Erik Berglöf argues for additional financing mechanisms to protect low-income economies against proliferating shocks.
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    Iran’s Succession Crisis Is a Legitimacy Crisis

    Abbas Milani explains why few Iranians within or outside the country truly mourn the death of President Ebrahim Raisi.
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    Central Banks’ New-Old Inflationary Bias

    Kenneth Rogoff explains why policymakers are more likely to risk higher prices during periods of economic uncertainty.

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