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  1. boskin74_Alex WongGetty Images_biden neera tanden Alex Wong/Getty Images

    What the Biden Presidency Means for US Economic Policy

    Michael J. Boskin examines the three factors that will determine the new administration's room for maneuver.
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    America’s Normalcy Delusion

    Jorge G. Castañeda criticizes US President-elect Joe Biden's pursuit of the status quo ante – and offers an alternate approach.
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    Trump’s Right-Wing Rainbow Coalition

    Yasheng Huang thinks psychology, rather than demographics, provides the key to contemporary US electoral politics.
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    America Passed the Trump Stress Test

    Eric Posner argues that the past four years of norm-breaking have strengthened, not weakened, democratic institutions.
  6. nye212_Mark MakelaGetty Images_joe biden Mark Makela/Getty Images

    Can Joe Biden’s America Be Trusted?

    Joseph S. Nye, Jr. thinks the president-elect must allay US allies' fears that another Donald Trump could emerge in 2024 or 2028.
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    Miami Trumps Biden

    Ricardo Hausmann & José Ramon Morales-Arilla explain the Democratic Party's disastrous 2020 election performance in the city, and how it can recover there.
  8. patten121_Samuel CorumGetty Images_mitch mcconnell Samuel Corum/Getty Images

    America’s Fifth Column

    Chris Patten argues that GOP leaders and their media enablers are subverting the cause of liberal democracy everywhere.
  9. pistor17_Caroline Brehman-PoolGetty Images_us constitution Caroline Brehman/Pool/Getty Images

    Reckoning with American Democracy’s Enemies Within

    Katharina Pistor argues that Republican efforts to discredit the US election must not be dismissed as mere partisan cynicism.
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    Africa’s Hobbled Hegemons

    Adekeye Adebajo

    In the face of regional turmoil, rising extremism, and heightened geopolitical tensions, Africa urgently needs strong leadership. But its two most significant regional powers, Nigeria and South Africa, are too constrained by domestic challenges to represent Africa’s interests effectively on the world stage.

    examines the causes of political and economic malaise in Nigeria and South Africa.
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    The US Needs a Techno-Industrial Strategy

    Liza Tobin & Addis Goldman outline a three-pronged approach that would entrench American leadership in advanced industries.
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    The Fed Should Not Cut Interest Rates Yet

    Michael R. Strain argues that declaring victory over inflation, while tempting, would be to misread current economic conditions.
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    Preparing for a Future of Extreme Heat Waves

    Renzo R. Guinto urges political leaders to place resilience at the heart of housing, transport, and water policies.
  5. benami215_IBRAHIM HAMSAFP via Getty Images_gazawar Ibrahim Hams/AFP via Getty Images

    Israel Is Enabling Iran’s War of Attrition

    Shlomo Ben-Ami thinks that Binyamin Netanyahu and his messianic allies are hastening the destruction of the Jewish state.
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    Unlocking IMF Reform

    Barry Eichengreen

    Sketching a reform agenda for the International Monetary Fund is easy; implementing reform is hard. It will require, among other things, the US to give up its veto in the institution, and China to assume more responsibility for global stability and the problems of other economies.

    writes that the key is a governance overhaul combined with a renewed focus on the Fund’s core mission.
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    The King of the Americans

    Steve Pincus observes that the US Supreme Court has given the president powers denied to English monarchs since James II.
  8. wei63_Spencer PlattGetty Images_trumpassassination Spencer Platt/Getty Images

    Will Trump Benefit from the Attempt on His Life?

    Shang-Jin Wei draws parallels between the attack on Trump and the incident that swayed the 2004 Taiwanese election.
  9. guajajara1_ Craig StennettGetty Images_brazil Craig Stennett/Getty Images

    Fighting Climate Change Requires a Different Mindset

    Sonia Guajajara thinks the rest of the world can learn a lot from how indigenous peoples relate to nature.

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