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    Building the Green-Recovery Consensus

    Lolwah Al-Khater & Brian Finlay urge the international community to adopt a shared roadmap for sustainable socioeconomic development.
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    Will Ukraine's Tragedy Spur UN Security Council Reform?

    Kemal Derviş & José Antonio Ocampo argue that a mechanism for overturning permanent members’ vetoes would make the organization more effective.
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    Southeast Asia's New-Old Cold War

    Thitinan Pongsudhirak explains why the region will once again be a major theater of superpower confrontation.
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    A Whiff of Munich

    Harold James considers the historical parallels between 1938 and the latest conflict between Russia and the West.
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    Africa Cannot Afford a Second Cold War

    Hippolyte Fofack warns that rising Sino-American tensions could lead to further lost decades for the region.
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    The Drums of War in Taiwan and Ukraine

    Carl Bildt thinks Chinese and Russian saber-rattling should be viewed as part of a broader strategic threat.
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    Five Visions for a New International Order

    Ana Palacio assesses world leaders' views on the future of global rules and cooperation.
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    NATO's Responsibility to Save Afghans

    Edi Rama argues that the Alliance must not abandon those who believed in and worked with it.

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    Resentment on the Western Front

    Sławomir Sierakowski thinks the Polish public needs a more open and honest conversation about refugees before resentment spirals.
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    Crypto’s Well-Worn Path to Crisis

    Xavier Vives writes that, despite the novelty of the assets, the narrative of FTX’s collapse was established long ago.
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    The Unavoidable Crash

    Nouriel Roubini anticipates a stagflationary debt crisis, owing to a dangerous combination of inflation and over-borrowing.
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    War Over Taiwan?

    Joseph S. Nye, Jr. considers whether a deterrence arrangement that has worked for 50 years is still sufficient.
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    The Contested Fed

    James Livingston

    By all accounts, central banks – particularly the Fed, because the dollar is still the world’s dominant currency – already act as investment authorities. But their recent bailouts have exacerbated economic inequality, and have done little or nothing to address climate change.

    reviews three books that, each in its own way, reveal a central truth about the world’s leading central bank.
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    The Economics of Mainstreaming Climate Action

    Jean Pisani-Ferry & Selma Mahfouz identify the risks and short-term costs associated with the energy transition over the next decade.
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    Killing Twitter

    Antara Haldar explains what Elon Musk fundamentally misunderstands about the platform – and about free speech.
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    The Napoleons of Big Tech

    Bill Emmott

    Recent events in the technology sector suggest that investors and lenders should be demanding a premium to cover the risk that a star entrepreneur will become an egomaniacal dictator. With each business cycle, it seems, old lessons must be relearned.

    sees in the industry’s harsh reckoning this year lessons that apparently can’t be learned often enough.
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    The Crypto Emperor’s New Clothes

    The collapse of several crypto platforms this year – including the spectacular crash of the second-largest cryptocurrency exchange, FTX – has raised fundamental questions about the credibility of a digital innovation once hailed as the key to democratizing finance. Has crypto finally been exposed as a scam, or will a new, stronger crypto industry emerge from the current turmoil?

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