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Democracy and Its Enemies

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    Will Europe Ever Get Serious About Defense?

    Daniela Schwarzer

    At this year’s Munich Security Conference, European leaders missed yet another opportunity to show how they plan to strengthen NATO’s European pillar and develop a robust European defense industry. Yet with the prospect of another Donald Trump presidency looming, there can be no room for such failures.

    laments the lack of a strong, coordinated message at the latest Munich Security Conference.
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    Pakistan’s Middle-Class Rage Against Military Rule

    Adeel Malik explains how economic dissatisfaction fueled the electoral backlash against the country’s leadership.
  3. ebfoley1_JASON CONNOLLYAFP via Getty Images_USelectionballot Jason Connolly/AFP via Getty Images

    How to Depolarize American Politics

    Edward B. Foley & Eric S. Maskin propose a system in which voters can express a preference between three candidates.
  4. schwarzer7_ Sean GallupGetty Images_afd Sean Gallup/Getty Images

    Germany’s Dangerous Alternatives

    Daniela Schwarzer explains why rising support for newer radical parties poses a serious threat.
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    The Case for Banning Anti-Democratic Candidates

    Jan-Werner Mueller explains how, and under what conditions, disqualifying individuals from elections is justified.
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    American Greatness and Decline

    Joseph S. Nye, Jr. warns that populist nationalism at home is by far the biggest threat to US power.
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    Will 2024 Be the New 1933?

    Mark Jones worries that, with fateful elections looming this year, the lessons of Hitler’s rise to power are being ignored.
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    The Threat of Messianic Politics

    Ian Buruma explains why political leaders and contenders worldwide are embracing the role of religious savior.
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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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    Europe and the World Need Ukraine to Prevail

    Dmytro Kuleba & Josep Borrell

    Ukrainians, Europeans, and others around the world all have an interest in opposing the kind of war of aggression that Russia launched two years ago. Failing to support Ukraine now would invite a return to the dark past of military aggression, imperialism, and colonialism – and not just in Europe.

    remind everyone of the stakes in Russia's war of aggression, as it enters its third year.
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    Is Blockchain Ready for Primetime?

    Josh Burek considers whether the technology has checked all the boxes needed to achieve wider adoption.
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    Russia Will Honor Navalny Someday

    Carl Bildt reflects on the murdered opposition leader’s success in challenging Vladimir Putin’s regime.
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    Europe Is Home Alone

    Joschka Fischer thinks the threats to European security have become too great for the status quo to bear.
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    Economic Possibilities for Our Overworked Grandchildren

    Kaushik Basu shows how it is possible to redistribute income from the rich to the poor without undermining individual incentives.
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    Empowering the Pandemic Accord

    Gordon Brown warns that lies could undermine efforts to create a global pact for fighting infectious-disease outbreaks.
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    Will Europe Ever Get Serious About Defense?

    Daniela Schwarzer

    At this year’s Munich Security Conference, European leaders missed yet another opportunity to show how they plan to strengthen NATO’s European pillar and develop a robust European defense industry. Yet with the prospect of another Donald Trump presidency looming, there can be no room for such failures.

    laments the lack of a strong, coordinated message at the latest Munich Security Conference.
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    Rethinking Inequality in Latin America

    Ana María Ibáñez highlights new research showing that the problem is neither as predictable nor as static as many believe.
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    Africa’s Shifting Economic Paradigm

    Rabah Arezki urges policymakers to pursue reforms to promote competition and boost domestic consumption.

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