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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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    Putin’s Brezhnev Moment

    Aryeh Neier draws parallels between the regime’s ongoing crackdown on civil society and late Soviet repression.
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    Utopia or Bust

    J. Bradford DeLong considers our options for both expanding and effectively slicing the proverbial economic pie.
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    Germany’s Reckoning

    Helmut K. Anheier

    Germany is now grappling with a host of difficult questions about its place in the world, the nature of its politics, and its most cherished values. For a pacifist society in a new age of conflict and war, everything must change if things are to remain the same.

    traces the contours of the country's debate, triggered by the Ukraine war, about its strategic future.
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    Preempting a Generative AI Monopoly

    Diane Coyle urges policymakers to take steps to counter the anti-competitive implications of a rapidly emerging market.
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    Japan’s Strategic Imperative

    Joseph S. Nye, Jr. sees the country doubling down on its best option for ensuring national security and regional stability.
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    China’s Savings Conundrum

    Zhang Jun explains why – and how – the country must stimulate household consumption to achieve a robust recovery.
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    The Flight of the Inflation Hawks

    Though the US Federal Reserve’s first interest-rate hike of 2023 is smaller than those that preceded it, policymakers have signaled that more increases are on the way, despite slowing price growth. But there is good reason to doubt the utility – and fear the consequences – of continued rate hikes, on both sides of the Atlantic.

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    How to Transform African Agriculture

    Safia Boly & Omid Kassiri identify four principles that could help governments across the continent boost food security.
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    Making Ukrainian Victory Possible

    Josep Borrell explains why continued military support and other forms of assistance remain critical.

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