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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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    Will Crypto Survive?

    Kenneth Rogoff assesses the strategies regulators could adopt in the aftermath of the FTX debacle.
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    Done With Deglobalization?

    Michael Spence sees reason to hope that the scales may soon tip back from international confrontation to cooperation.
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    The Unbearable Uselessness of Crypto

    Andrés Velasco explains why FTX's collapse should sink a hyped-up lie bobbing on an ocean of libertarian technobabble.
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    Is Germany Sick Again?

    Hans-Werner Sinn pours cold water on the fantasy that European economies can weather gas shortages with minimal pain.
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    America's Silent Progressive Majority

    Joseph E. Stiglitz

    Now that the American electorate appears to have rejected Republican extremism, many will argue that US President Joe Biden and the Democrats should tack right to capture centrist voters. But this would be a mistake, given where voters' preferences increasingly lie.

    considers what the midterm election results indicate about voters' real priorities.
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    Big Tech Gets Derailed

    Jonathan Levy traces the origins of the sector's recent turmoil to the nineteenth-century rise of the corporation.
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    Will the West Give in to Russia?

    From soaring inflation to a deepening energy crisis, the United States and Europe are facing no shortage of economic challenges, and Russia’s war against Ukraine – and the sanctions imposed in response to it – bears much of the blame. As Russia launches new rounds of missile attacks, we asked PS commentators what the West should be doing for Ukraine – and how likely it is to do it.

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    The Techno-Feudal Method to Musk’s Twitter Madness

    Yanis Varoufakis explains that the issue is neither vanity nor public service, but rather the need to acquire cloud capital.
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    The Case for Mandating Climate-Risk Disclosure

    Timothy Meyer, et al. defend the legal and economic justification for the US Securities and Exchange Commission's proposed new rule.

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