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The Big Bank Battle

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Simon Johnson, a professor at MIT's Sloan School of Management and a former chief economist at the IMF, is one of the world’s most influential critics of the global financial system. In this selection of commentaries, written exclusively for Project Syndicate, he considers what policymakers should do to prevent another financial crisis – and why they are not doing it.

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    Is Taiwan Next?

    Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February has stoked fears that Chinese President Xi Jinping is plotting his own aggression against Taiwan. The United States and its NATO allies seem to be “all in” on repelling Russia’s invasion, but how far will the US be willing to go to defend Taiwan, and has its longstanding policy of “strategic ambiguity” on that question really run its course?

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    Get Ready for Reverse Currency Wars

    Jeffrey Frankel

    With elevated global inflation likely to persist for some time, the prospect of competitive exchange-rate appreciations is looming larger. Instead of a race to the bottom in the currency market, there may be a scramble to the top – and poorer countries will likely suffer the most.

    warns that a series of competitive exchange-rate appreciations would hurt poorer economies the most.
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