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Putin’s War on Ukraine

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    Assassinated Are the Peacemakers?

    Nina L. Khrushcheva highlights the grave risks that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky would incur by negotiating with Russia.
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    Europe Transformed

    Joschka Fischer considers how Russia's invasion of Ukraine has reset the European Union's strategic priorities.
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    Post-Putin Possibilities

    Carl Bildt doubts that the Russian leader's ultra-centralized, top-down regime can survive the war he started.
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    Russian Aggression Is Undermining Populism

    Sławomir Sierakowski says the Ukraine war is forcing the Kremlin’s Western sympathizers to choose moderation or face marginalization.
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    Summon a Special Tribunal for Putin’s Crimes in Ukraine

    Gordon Brown

    Since last February, thousands of Ukrainian civilians have been killed or injured, and eight million people have been internally displaced, with another eight million becoming refugees. Russia's aggression and other international crimes – war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide – must be answered for.

    calls for a new body to investigate and prosecute Russian aggression and other offenses.
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    Peace by Exhaustion in Ukraine

    Shlomo Ben-Ami urges Ukrainian leaders not to give their invaders the upper hand in inevitable peace negotiations.
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    Through the Russian Looking Glass

    Michael Marder traces the historical roots of the country’s growing infatuation with Soviet-style economics.
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    The Next Stage of the Hot Cold War

    Simon Johnson argues that Western countries must begin focusing more intently in 2023 on reducing demand for fossil fuels.
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    The Poverty of Anti-Capitalism

    Harold James considers recent arguments against markets, globalization, and growth, finding them to be deeply flawed.
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    How Not to Fight Inflation

    Joseph E. Stiglitz

    A careful look at US economic conditions supports the view that inflation was driven mainly by supply-side disruptions and shifts in the pattern of demand. Given this, further interest-rate hikes will have little to no effect – and will cause far-reaching problems of their own.

    sees little upside and much downside to further monetary-policy tightening by the US Federal Reserve.
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    Who Is Part of the Free World?

    Anne-Marie Slaughter urges US President Joe Biden to abandon a phrase that is better left in the twentieth century.
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    Realism About Techno-Optimism

    Gernot Wagner laments that public debate about climate solutions is long on political grandstanding and short on nuance.
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    PS Commentators Respond: Could the “Chinese Century” Belong to India?

    From demographics to trade to GDP growth, China is currently struggling precisely where India seems to be thriving. At a time when the global economy’s center of gravity is shifting to Asia, we asked PS commentators whether India’s rising star will soon outshine China’s.

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    Why Industrial Policy Is Back

    Ricardo Hausmann explains why economic theory has finally begun to catch up with centuries of economic practice.
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    Patriots in Name Only

    Richard K. Sherwin considers the implications of the Republican Party's challenge to the state's power to make and enforce law.
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    Assassinated Are the Peacemakers?

    Nina L. Khrushcheva highlights the grave risks that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky would incur by negotiating with Russia.
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    The Next Globalization

    Mark Leonard explains how the next phase of economic interconnectivity will differ from the last one.

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