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Magazines: The Year Ahead

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The Year Ahead 2018

World-renowned thinkers and leaders address the defining political, economic, scientific, and cultural developments of the previous 12 months and suggest what to expect in 2018.

  1. Xi Unbound?
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    Xi Unbound?

    Dec 21, 2017 Minxin Pei suggests that China’s president has not consolidated his power to the extent that many observers believe.

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    Cronies Everywhere

    Kemal Derviş

    Three recent books on political economy show that there are as many differences between crony-capitalist systems as there are similarities. And while deep-seated corruption is usually associated with autocracies like modern-day Russia, democracies have no reason to assume that they are immune.

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