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Welcome to Project Syndicate Podcasts – a hub for conversation on the world’s most pressing issues. On Opinion Has It, host Elmira Bayrasli sits down with leading economists, policymakers, Nobel laureates, academics, and more. Listen and subscribe to all episodes from your favorite podcast app. Find Opinion Has It on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Acast, or via RSS Feed.

On The New Postnormal, produced by Polityka Weekly, host Maciej Kuziemski discusses a crucial dimension of the post-pandemic normal with a leading expert or thinker, to discover ways we can build back better. Look for a new episode every other Tuesday here on PS, on Apple Podcasts, or via RSS Feed.

  1. Imprisoned by the Infosphere
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    Imprisoned by the Infosphere

    The New Postnormal Dec 22, 2021 Maciej Kuziemski & Peter Pomerantsev consider how the internet has severed the link between expression and emancipation.

  2. Trouble over Taiwan
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    Trouble over Taiwan

    Opinion Has It Nov 23, 2021 Bonnie Glaser & Elmira Bayrasli assess the conflicting pressures that will determine the island’s fate.

  3. The Politics of Urgency and Inevitability
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    The Politics of Urgency and Inevitability

    The New Postnormal Nov 17, 2021 Ivan Krastev & Maciej Kuziemski examine how climate change and democratic trends produce conflicting political responses.

  4. Debt Wars
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    Debt Wars

    Opinion Has It Nov 9, 2021 Barry Eichengreen & Elmira Bayrasli consider what history can teach us about the purpose, power, and peril of public debt.

  5. The Gig Economy 2.0
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    The Gig Economy 2.0

    The New Postnormal Nov 2, 2021 Jessica Bruder & Maciej Kuziemski discuss the pandemic's consequences for workers.

  6. America’s Afghan Debacle
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    America’s Afghan Debacle

    Opinion Has It Oct 26, 2021 Annie Pforzheimer & Elmira Bayrasli assess the recent US withdrawal from Afghanistan and the country’s prospects under Taliban rule.

  7. Voting in a Time of Democratic Erosion
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    Voting in a Time of Democratic Erosion

    Opinion Has It Oct 12, 2021 Francesca Binda & Elmira Bayrasli consider what recent elections say about the state of the world’s democracies.

  8. What Is Missing from the Inequality Debate
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    What Is Missing from the Inequality Debate

    The New Postnormal Oct 6, 2021 Peter Singer & Maciej Kuziemski show that no push for equality is complete without accounting for the needs of future generations and other species.

  9. Is Crypto Going Mainstream?
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    Is Crypto Going Mainstream?

    Opinion Has It Sep 28, 2021 Sheila Warren & Elmira Bayrasli consider how digital currencies are reshaping the global monetary system.

  10. Economic Crisis in the Anthropocene
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    Economic Crisis in the Anthropocene

    Opinion Has It Sep 14, 2021 Adam Tooze & Elmira Bayrasli consider what the pandemic should teach us about managing a new era of crises.

  11. Post-Normal Policymaking
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    Post-Normal Policymaking

    The New Postnormal Sep 10, 2021 Silvio O. Funtowicz & Maciej Kuziemski consider how leaders can make decisions under uncertain conditions.

  12. The End of the Indispensable Nation
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    The End of the Indispensable Nation

    Opinion Has It Aug 31, 2021 Stephen Wertheim & Elmira Bayrasli discuss the grim legacy of America's response to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

  13. Rage Against Productivity
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    Rage Against Productivity

    The New Postnormal Aug 24, 2021 Jenny Odell & Maciej Kuziemski discuss the individual and systemic importance of reimagining what it means to be productive.

  14. Toward Bretton Woods 2.0?
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    Toward Bretton Woods 2.0?

    Opinion Has It Aug 17, 2021 Harold James, et al. consider where the international monetary order is headed, and whether we can muster the cooperation needed to manage the transition.

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    What Climate-Vulnerable Developing Countries Need Right Now

    Mia Amor Mottley & Wale Edun propose a blueprint to unlock financing and kickstart investment in adaptation and clean energy.
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    Two Cheers for Identity Politics

    James Livingston argues that critics of the contemporary focus on issues of race, gender, and sexuality are ignoring history.
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    What the Next EU Leadership Must Do

    Carl Bildt offers a broad outline of the bloc's biggest challenges following this month's European Parliament election.
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    China Must Not Choose the Next Dalai Lama

    Brahma Chellaney urges the US and India to work together to protect the more than 600-year-old institution.
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    The New EU Leadership Must Unite on China

    Anders Fogh Rasmussen urges whoever takes over the bloc's foreign-policy portfolio to do more to deter Chinese aggression.
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    The Evolution of Empire

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    The history of Britain's conquest of India and humiliation of China shows that empire is very much still with us today. Though Americans tend to bristle at the idea, their own military, technological, and commercial power is as imperial and pervasive as Britain’s territorial dominance ever was.

    traces the enduring role of imperial power from the eighteenth century to the present.
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    If Democracy Isn’t Pro-Worker, It Will Die

    Daron Acemoglu argues that populists are making inroads because industrialized economies aren't delivering what was promised.
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    The Financial Risks of France’s Snap Election

    Brigitte Granville thinks political stalemate is a greater threat to European stability than a far-right government.
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    A Far-Right Resurgence in Europe?

    Many observers breathed a sigh of relief at the results of the European Parliament elections, because the widely predicted far-right surge did not dislodge traditional conservatives. But even if far-right forces do not dominate the next European Parliament, they have gained ground, particularly in France and Germany. Can mainstream politicians and parties reverse this trend?

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