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Zaki Laïdi

Zaki Laïdi

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Zaki Laïdi is Professor of International Relations at Sciences Po.

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  1. Europe’s Hard Choices in 2020
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    Europe’s Hard Choices in 2020

    Dec 26, 2019 Zaki Laïdi explains what the European Union must do to defend itself against three major powers that seek to weaken it.

  2. The Hardening of Soft Power
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    The Hardening of Soft Power

    Nov 4, 2019 Zaki Laïdi worries that trade, law, and technology are increasingly being used as means of geopolitical coercion.

  3. Toward a Euro-Pacific Partnership
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    Toward a Euro-Pacific Partnership

    Jul 5, 2019 Zaki Laïdi, et al. advocate forming a new bloc of countries to serve as a united front against protectionism and illiberalism.

  4. Why the EU Election Was a Win for Macron
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    Why the EU Election Was a Win for Macron

    May 29, 2019 Zaki Laïdi thinks the headline results mask more important intra-European political dynamics that bode well for the bloc.

  5. Algeria’s Moment of Truth
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    Algeria’s Moment of Truth

    Apr 23, 2019 Zaki Laïdi shows why, after more than 60 years of rentier-state autocracy, the country is facing a difficult transition.

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    Asia’s Captive Market for Migrant Labor

    M. Niaz Asadullah highlights how an entrenched alliance of politicians, bureaucrats, and business elites is exploiting workers.
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    In Search of a Development Plan for Asia

    Andrew Sheng & Xiao Geng argue that bottom-up institutions – not top-down strategies – are the key to regional integration.
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    Giorgia Meloni’s Moment

    Bill Emmott sees little difference between the Brothers of Italy’s program and that of recent right-wing governments.
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    America’s Education Emergency

    Michael R. Strain calls for urgent action to make up for pandemic learning loss in light of dismal new test scores.
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    God Save the Pound?

    Andrés Velasco explains why sterling is plummeting when economic theory says it should be soaring.
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    Preparing for the Long War

    Mark Leonard thinks Europeans should plan for a prolonged conflict despite Ukraine’s recent gains.
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    Realizing a Free and Open Indo-Pacific

    Abe Shinzō

    Less than a month before he was assassinated, Japan’s longest-serving prime minister set out his vision for the region. He buttressed his case by comparing China’s growing threats against Taiwan to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

    set out his vision for the region less than one month prior to his assassination in July.
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    Russia, Iran, and the Perils of Post-Autocracy

    Robert D. Kaplan

    With Russia facing defeat on the battlefield and massive protests once again engulfing Iran, both countries’ regimes look vulnerable. But the end of tyranny is more likely to lead to a dangerous political vacuum than to a democratic transition.

    warns that the collapse of a despotic regime more often leads to a political void than to a healthy democracy.
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    The Key to Unlocking Africa’s Economic Potential

    Landry Signé explains why fostering trade integration and regional value chains is essential for the continent to prosper.

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