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Yasheng Huang

Yasheng Huang

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Yasheng Huang, Professor of Global Economics and Management at MIT Sloan School of Management, is the author of the forthcoming book The Rise and the Fall of the EAST: Examination, Autocracy, Stability and Technology in Chinese History and Today (Yale University Press, 2023).

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  1. China's Moment of Decision
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    China's Moment of Decision

    Mar 7, 2022 Yasheng Huang explains why the country's lower-key, less moralistic approach to Russia may prove essential.

  2. Trump’s Right-Wing Rainbow Coalition
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    Trump’s Right-Wing Rainbow Coalition

    Dec 14, 2020 Yasheng Huang thinks psychology, rather than demographics, provides the key to contemporary US electoral politics.

  3. Can the Belt and Road Become a Trap for China?
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    Can the Belt and Road Become a Trap for China?

    May 22, 2019 Yasheng Huang says Chinese policymakers should repair relations with the West rather than push large infrastructure projects.

  4. America’s Second Sputnik Moment?
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    America’s Second Sputnik Moment?

    Jul 6, 2018 Yasheng Huang says the US should respond to “Made in China 2025” with the same urgency as during the space race.

  5. Republicans’ Responsibility for Gun Violence
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    Republicans’ Responsibility for Gun Violence

    Oct 6, 2017 Yasheng Huang lays the US government's failure to address mass gun violence squarely at the feet of the GOP.

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    When Voters Become Fans

    Kaushik Basu thinks deepening polarization has given the lie to a longstanding assumption about electoral politics.
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    Africa’s Responsibility to Protect Biodiversity

    Hailemariam Desalegn urges the continent’s leaders to unite behind a shared conservation agenda, beginning at COP15.
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    Resentment on the Western Front

    Sławomir Sierakowski thinks the Polish public needs a more open and honest conversation about refugees before resentment spirals.
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    Crypto’s Well-Worn Path to Crisis

    Xavier Vives writes that, despite the novelty of the assets, the narrative of FTX’s collapse was established long ago.
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    The Unavoidable Crash

    Nouriel Roubini anticipates a stagflationary debt crisis, owing to a dangerous combination of inflation and over-borrowing.
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    War Over Taiwan?

    Joseph S. Nye, Jr. considers whether a deterrence arrangement that has worked for 50 years is still sufficient.
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    The Contested Fed

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    By all accounts, central banks – particularly the Fed, because the dollar is still the world’s dominant currency – already act as investment authorities. But their recent bailouts have exacerbated economic inequality, and have done little or nothing to address climate change.

    reviews three books that, each in its own way, reveal a central truth about the world’s leading central bank.
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    The Economics of Mainstreaming Climate Action

    Jean Pisani-Ferry & Selma Mahfouz identify the risks and short-term costs associated with the energy transition over the next decade.
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    Killing Twitter

    Antara Haldar explains what Elon Musk fundamentally misunderstands about the platform – and about free speech.

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