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Donald Trump Against the World

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There is virtually no group of people or country that Donald Trump, the US Republican Party's presumptive presidential nominee, has not insulted or disparaged. What accounts for Trump's extraordinary success, and what would his abrasive political style and unpredictable, often reckless behavior portend for America and the world?

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  1. Trump’s Emotional Intelligence Deficit
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    Trump’s Emotional Intelligence Deficit

    Sep 7, 2016 Joseph S. Nye, Jr. examines why the Republican foreign policy elite have rejected their party's presidential nominee.

  2. Taking Trump Seriously About NATO
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    Taking Trump Seriously About NATO

    Sep 2, 2016 Jacek Rostowski calls out Germany for prioritizing fiscal rectitude over collective-defense commitments.

  3. Trump’s Pro-ISIS Foreign Policy
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    Trump’s Pro-ISIS Foreign Policy

    Aug 24, 2016 Fawaz A. Gerges says the US presidential candidate might as well be reading from the Islamic State's script.

  4. What Putin Sees in Trump
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    What Putin Sees in Trump

    Aug 4, 2016 Christopher Smart explains why the Republican US presidential nominee is no dream candidate for the Kremlin.

  5. Does Putin Really Want a Trump Presidency?
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    Does Putin Really Want a Trump Presidency?

    Aug 3, 2016 Nina L. Khrushcheva thinks Russia's leader would welcome a buffoon in the White House, but not an overly risky bet.

  6. Trump the Traitor
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    Trump the Traitor

    Jul 28, 2016 Bernard-Henri Lévy is terrified by the threat posed by the US presidential candidate to America and the world.

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    Making the Most of FDI

    Keun Lee considers what it takes to convert foreign investment into growth, development, and technological upgrading.
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    Explaining Americans’ Pessimism About a Strong Economy

    Jeffrey Frankel considers possible reasons for the disconnect between economic performance and public perceptions.
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    Sharing the Tech Wealth

    Diane Coyle

    Big Tech firms flagrantly disregard the implicit social contract that enables capitalist economies to thrive. The time has come to curb their market power and establish the institutional mechanisms necessary to prevent the benefits of technological innovation from being monopolized by a privileged few.

    urges investment in digital public infrastructure to curb the adverse effects of market power.
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    The WTO’s FDI Challenge

    Karl P. Sauvant urges the World Trade Organization’s members to adopt the new Investment Facilitation for Development Agreement.
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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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