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    Which AI Risks Matter?

    Edoardo Campanella considers three leading experts’ assessments of the technology’s future capabilities and their implications.
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    Europe Must Defend Itself

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    Joschka Fischer, Philippe Legrain, Mark Leonard, Daniela Schwarzer

    Donald Trump – who spent his presidency lambasting NATO – recently suggested that he would encourage Russian aggression against NATO allies that had not met their commitment to spend 2% of GDP on defense. With Trump vying for another term in the White House – and the Ukraine war still raging on the European Union’s doorstep – EU countries can no longer ignore the difficult but essential task of taking charge of their own security.

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    Tim O'Reilly on AI development, regulation, copyright lawsuits, and more

    Tim O'Reilly shows how the imperatives of modern capitalism impede the development of broadly beneficial artificial intelligence, criticizes prevailing regulatory approaches to data privacy, considers how Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos went from value-creators to value-extractors, and more.
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    What Was Capitalism?

    James Livingston asks whether those at the commanding heights of today's economy are steering us toward feudalism or fatuousness.
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    Defensive Democracy

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    Eric Posner, Jan-Werner Mueller, Michael Bröning, Daniela Schwarzer, Joseph S. Nye, Jr.

    As the US Supreme Court weighs whether Donald Trump is eligible to appear on the Colorado primary ballot – and, effectively, to run in this year’s presidential election – Germany is engaged in a heated debate about whether to ban the far-right Alternative für Deutschland. While disqualification of anti-democratic candidates and parties has been the exception in the world’s democracies, has it now become necessary?

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    The Rise of Consumer Crypto

    Steve Kaczynski & Scott Duke Kominers detail a wide range of business uses for non-fungible tokens and other blockchain-based technologies.
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    Robert Skidelsky on Keynes, AI, the future of work, and more

    Robert Skidelsky argues that the best way to secure supply chains is peace, highlights three grave risks posed by artificial intelligence, challenges the notion that science and religion should be regarded as opposites, and more.
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    The Fog of War Crimes

    James A. Goldston shows why the accusation of double standards has accompanied international criminal justice since its birth.
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    What Will the Next Three Months Mean for Gaza and the Middle East?

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    Shlomo Ben-Ami, Charles A. Kupchan, Mark Leonard

    After months of relentless aerial bombardments and a ground invasion, divisions within Israel over the way forward in Gaza are becoming increasingly apparent, and the international community’s patience appears to be wearing thin. With the humanitarian crisis in Gaza deepening – and the risk of regional escalation growing – we asked PS commentators what the next phase of the war may bring.

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    The Redemocratization of Poland

    Adam Michnik interviewed by Irena Grudzińska Gross about the challenges of overcoming eight years of populist misrule.
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    Katharina Pistor on financial risk, wealth creation, digital currencies, and more

    Katharina Pistor highlights the government’s role in perpetuating financial-sector fragility, urges stronger enforcement of legal accountability for political leaders, explains why trading nature derivatives should not be confused with protecting nature, and more.
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    Preventing Big AI

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    Mike Loukides, Tim O'Reilly, Eric Posner, Diane Coyle, Ian Ayres, Aaron Edlin, Robert J. Shiller, Giulio Boccaletti, Carme Artigas, James Manyika, Ian Bremmer, Marietje Schaake

    Predictions that generative artificial intelligence could revolutionize everything from manufacturing to health care, and even upend creative industries, are fast becoming reality. But with every fresh development and novel application seeming to bring new questions and challenges, how can regulators and policymakers uphold the public interest?

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    The Two Faces of the Euro

    Yanis Varoufakis traces the monetary union's travails to the conflicting visions of Jacques Delors and Wolfgang Schäuble.

Around the world, foreign-policy strategists are grappling with new international dynamics, from the Sino-American rivalry and ongoing hot wars to the broader breakdown in multilateral global governance. However, there is much debate about whether global power and alignments are truly shifting, and in what ways.

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