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The Year of Elections

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  1. posner31_Spencer PlattGetty Images_trumptrial Spencer Platt/Getty Images

    What to Look for in Trump’s First Trial

    Eric Posner

    The intricate legal issues and colorful characters in Donald Trump's criminal trials will undoubtedly keep the media and the viewing public enraptured for months to come. But when it comes to the 2024 election, all that really matters is how the defendant appears to a narrow sliver of undecided voters.

    points out that optics, more than the law or the facts, will be what matters most for the election.
  2. sierakowski107_Beata ZawrzelNurPhoto via Getty Images_poland Beata Zawrzel/NurPhoto via Getty Images

    Beating Back Populists at the Grassroots

    Sławomir Sierakowski interprets the seemingly mixed results of recent municipal and provincial elections in Poland.
  3. tharoor189_R.SATISH BABUAFP via Getty Images_voting R.SATISH BABU/AFP via Getty Images

    Does Pakistan Still Matter to India?

    Shashi Tharoor explains why India’s upcoming election is unlikely to change its policy of benign neglect toward its neighbor.
  4. sherwin11_Jessica KourkounisGetty Images_rfk Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images

    Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.’s Twisted Fantasy

    Richard K. Sherwin asks why the scion of a storied political family is playing the role of a spoiler against President Joe Biden.
  5. reichlin35_JOHN THYSAFP via Getty Images_meloni John Thys/AFP via Getty Images

    Giorgia Meloni’s Surprising Success

    Lucrezia Reichlin predicts that the Italian prime minister will have a lasting influence on European politics.
  6. haass166_ROBERTO SCHMIDTAFP via Getty Images_UScapitoljanuary6 Roberto Schmidt/AFP via Getty Images

    America’s Year of Living Dangerously

    Richard Haass highlights what's at stake for the US and the world in November's Biden-Trump rematch.
  7. hedegaard11_y Dursun AydemirAnadolu via Getty Images_parliament elections Dursun Aydemir/Anadolu via Getty Images

    Unity Is Europe’s Greatest Asset

    Connie Hedegaard emphasizes the importance of stability amid persistent economic and geopolitical crises.
  8. tharoor188_Ritesh ShuklaGetty Images_indiaelection Ritesh Shukla/Getty Images

    Indian Democracy’s Moment of Truth

    Shashi Tharoor warns that the ruling BJP will do everything it can to curtail dissent ahead of this year's general election.
  9. boskin93_Tom WilliamsCQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images_election Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images

    The Anatomy of the Biden-Trump Rematch

    Michael J. Boskin surveys the complicated mix of economic and other issues that will likely decide the 2024 election.
  1. ackerman2_Brian van der Brug  Los Angeles Times via Getty Images_preschool Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

    America’s Childcare Is Unfit for the Postmodern Age

    Bruce Ackerman urges US President Joe Biden to put universal preschool at the center of his re-election campaign.
  2. acemoglu72_ Hulton ArchiveGetty Images_cottonhandweaving Hulton Archive/Getty Images

    History Already Tells Us the Future of AI

    Daron Acemoglu & Simon Johnson find policy lessons for the 2020s in the work of the early-nineteenth-century economist David Ricardo.
  3. silber3_William Thomas CainGetty Images_trumpplazahotel William Thomas Cain/Getty Images

    Trump and the Risk of a US Debt Default

    William L. Silber thinks the former president would be even more reckless if awarded another term this year.
  4. lboone2_Celestino ArceNurPhoto via Getty Images_ukraine Celestino Arce/NurPhoto via Getty Images

    Europe’s Red Tape Is Helping Russia

    Laurence Boone & Nicu Popescu

    The European Union’s cumbersome and narrowly defined regulations for public procurement and spending are not simply inadequate; they are dangerous. They weaken the bloc’s ability to protect itself from a broad range of Russian hybrid attacks while prolonging Russia’s aggression in Ukraine.

    propose a European Defense Production Act to help fast-track processes for public procurement and spending.
  5. posner31_Spencer PlattGetty Images_trumptrial Spencer Platt/Getty Images

    What to Look for in Trump’s First Trial

    Eric Posner

    The intricate legal issues and colorful characters in Donald Trump's criminal trials will undoubtedly keep the media and the viewing public enraptured for months to come. But when it comes to the 2024 election, all that really matters is how the defendant appears to a narrow sliver of undecided voters.

    points out that optics, more than the law or the facts, will be what matters most for the election.
  6. nixonsaintil2_shark_749Getty Images_AIdataclimatecity shark_749/Getty Images

    AI Holds the Key to Resilient Cities

    Justina Nixon-Saintil surveys the technology's foreseeable applications in promoting urban sustainable development.
  7. ito36_ KAZUHIRO NOGIAFP via Getty Images_boj KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP via Getty Images

    How Risky Is Japan’s Monetary-Policy Normalization?

    Takatoshi Ito considers the implications of the central bank’s exit from negative interest rates and quantitative easing.
  8. bansal1_Getty Images_family Getty Images

    As Families Change, So Must the Safety Net

    Neha Bansal urges governments to implement policies that promote intergenerational integration and solidarity.
  9. skidelsky200_Getty Images_speech Getty Images

    The Language of Political Control

    Robert Skidelsky views recent linguistic innovations as manipulative efforts to compel “correct” thought and perception.

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