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Putin’s War on Ukraine

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  1. zizek5_Justin SullivanGetty Images_karilake Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

    Degeneracy, Depravity, and the New Right

    Slavoj Žižek

    While Kremlin propagandists and the the West's pro-Russian alt-right present themselves as the embodiment of traditional Christian values, their words and actions countenance genocide and glorify sexual violence. By embracing the obscene, they offer an attractive package for chauvinists of all stripes.

    shows how the movement is widening its appeal by openly appealing to adherents' worst impulses.
  2. jjoffe7_JOHN MACDOUGALLAFP via Getty Images_germany ukraine JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP via Getty Images

    Green Pacifism Goes to War

    Josef Joffe examines the roots of the party’s hawkish turn in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
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    Russian Gas Cuts Will Not Kill the German Economy

    Daniel Gros shows that the data do not support the current gloomy narrative about the country’s prospects.
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    How to Win Friends and Drain Russia’s War Machine

    Anders Åslund explains why a price-cap on the country’s oil exports would be a win-win for the West.
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    Erdoğan the Diplomat?

    Ana Palacio sees lessons in the Turkish president’s recent successes in capitalizing on his country’s strategic relevance.
  7. fubini9_Sasha MordovetsGetty Images_berlusconiputin Sasha Mordovets/Getty Images

    Did Putin Bring Down Draghi?

    Federico Fubini highlights growing evidence that Russia helped engineer the former Italian prime minister's downfall.
  8. johnson152_Metin AktasAnadolu Agency via Getty Images_kherson russia Metin Aktas/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

    Russia’s Looming Defeat in Ukraine

    Simon Johnson argues that both literally and figuratively, the course of the war is turning south for the Kremlin.
  9. pisaniferry136_Zheng HuansongXinhua via Getty Images_ursula save gas Zheng Huansong/Xinhua via Getty Images

    A New Test for EU Solidarity

    Jean Pisani-Ferry explains why the fallout from the Ukraine war is threatening Europe’s cohesion for the second time in a decade.
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    American CHIPS Off the Chinese Block

    Anne O. Krueger worries that a new $52 billion subsidy program will undermine competition and innovation in a key industry.
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    The Republican God That Failed

    Nina L. Khrushcheva considers the implications of Liz Cheney’s primary loss for the GOP and American democracy.
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    A Turkish Playbook for Fighting Populism

    Seren Selvin Korkmaz shows how an opposition alliance is threatening President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s autocratic rule.
  4. patten144_Charles McQuillanGetty Images_sunaktruss Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

    Brexit Britain Confronts Reality

    Chris Patten holds out little hope that political leaders will offer voters an honest assessment of the country’s problems.
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    The Post-Global Economy

    Many argue that the combined effects of the 2008 global financial crisis, the COVID-19 pandemic, Sino-American decoupling, and Russia’s war against Ukraine have dealt an irreversible blow to three decades of open trade and burgeoning supply chains. How should policymakers and businesses respond to the apparent demise of globalization, and what new paradigm might replace it?

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    The New Resilience Paradigm

    Anthea Roberts & Jensen Sass explain why we need a new, post-neoliberal policy paradigm that places resilience at its center.
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    Who Will Establish Metaverse Ethics?

    Josh Entsminger, et al. highlight the urgency of providing oversight before tech companies make self-regulation the norm.
  8. sierakowski88_JOHN MACDOUGALLAFP via Getty Images_belarus opposition JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP via Getty Images

    The Belarusian Opposition Is Growing Stronger

    Sławomir Sierakowski cites many examples showing that the country’s democracy movement has been adapting and growing quickly.
  9. jaber1_KARIM SAHIBAFP via Getty Images_UAEsolar Karim Sahib/AFP via Getty Images

    A Bold and Realistic Energy Transition

    Sultan Al Jaber explains why policies aimed at divesting too soon from hydrocarbons will be self-defeating.

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