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    Nationalists Abroad

    Ian Buruma

    While facing an uphill political battle at home, Turkey’s recently re-elected President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan handily won the diaspora vote. He did so by capitalizing on the resentment and alienation felt by second- and third-generation Turkish immigrants who often feel estranged in the countries where they were born.

    explains how displacement can make expatriates and minorities more susceptible to extremist ideologies.
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    All Talk, No Dialogue on Asian Security

    Richard Maude

    Calls at this year’s Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore to improve military-to-military communication between the US and China, especially in light of increasingly aggressive encounters at sea and in the air, fell on deaf ears. Despite the best efforts of the US and its allies, China is in no hurry to re-engage.

    considers the implications of the complete collapse of defense diplomacy between the US and China.
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    The Post-American Middle East

    Mark Leonard explains how the region became a laboratory for a future in which the US is not the sole hegemon.
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    The Transatlantic Carbon-Pricing Clash

    Daniel Gros predicts that the opposing approaches taken by the US and the EU will lead to trade and political frictions.
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    Can Democracy Survive the Polycrisis?

    George Soros calls attention to the growing challenges posed by AI, climate change, and the war in Ukraine.
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    Can Spain Show European Leadership?

    Ana Palacio worries that a snap election will undermine the effectiveness of the country’s Council of the EU presidency.
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    The Modi Decade

    Shashi Tharoor assesses the sources of the Indian government's popularity, despite its mixed record over the last nine years.
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    The Fight Over EU Fiscal Reform

    Lucrezia Reichlin shows why the European Commission’s latest proposal, in contrast to its predecessor, solves nothing.
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    Nationalists Abroad

    Ian Buruma

    While facing an uphill political battle at home, Turkey’s recently re-elected President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan handily won the diaspora vote. He did so by capitalizing on the resentment and alienation felt by second- and third-generation Turkish immigrants who often feel estranged in the countries where they were born.

    explains how displacement can make expatriates and minorities more susceptible to extremist ideologies.
  2. maude1_ROSLAN RAHMANAFP via Getty Images_chinadefenseminister Roslan Rahman/AFP via Getty Images

    All Talk, No Dialogue on Asian Security

    Richard Maude

    Calls at this year’s Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore to improve military-to-military communication between the US and China, especially in light of increasingly aggressive encounters at sea and in the air, fell on deaf ears. Despite the best efforts of the US and its allies, China is in no hurry to re-engage.

    considers the implications of the complete collapse of defense diplomacy between the US and China.
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    How AI Can Even the Climate Playing Field

    Maxwell Gomera shows how artificial intelligence can strengthen low-income countries' hand in global negotiations.
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    Strengthening the Global Balance Sheet

    Olivia White, et al. outline four medium-term scenarios for the world economy, each implying dramatically different outcomes.
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    The Ukraine-Russia Culture War

    Yuriy Gorodnichenko & Ilona Sologoub survey the heated battles that have been playing out far from the physical battlefield.
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    The Poverty of AI Pessimism

    Jim O'Neill questions the increasingly popular sentiment that the technology will be economically destabilizing.
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    The Post-American Middle East

    Mark Leonard explains how the region became a laboratory for a future in which the US is not the sole hegemon.
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    How to Think About Climate-Tech Solutions

    Gernot Wagner

    To think that technology will save us from climate change is to invite riskier behavior, or moral hazard. Whether a climate solution creates new problems has little to do with the solution, and everything to do with us.

    offers lessons for navigating a field that is fraught with hype, unintended consequences, and other pitfalls.
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    Can the ECB Escape Its Own Trap?

    Otmar Issing examines the policy dilemma facing central banks as they try to shrink their bloated balance sheets.

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