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Xi’s Florida Mission

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Who will hold the stronger hand when President Trump hosts Xi Jinping at their Mar-a-Lago summit? If Trump repeats his threat to impose tariffs on Chinese imports and brand China a currency manipulator, can he still secure Chinese help in reining in North Korea?

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  1. Crouching Donald, Paper Tiger
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    Crouching Donald, Paper Tiger

    Apr 10, 2017 Barry Eichengreen is not surprised by the US president's deference to his Chinese counterpart at Mar-a-Lago.

  2. Will Nuclear History Repeat Itself in Korea?
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    Will Nuclear History Repeat Itself in Korea?

    Apr 4, 2017 Michael Mandelbaum shows why China holds the key to avoiding four bad options on the peninsula.

  3. Storm Clouds Over Korea
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    Storm Clouds Over Korea

    Apr 4, 2017 Joschka Fischer points out that, rhetoric aside, diplomacy is the only option for resolving the North Korea crisis.

  4. Tillerson Goes to Asia
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    Tillerson Goes to Asia

    Mar 29, 2017 Christopher R. Hill calls for a more comprehensive – and better-articulated – US strategy toward North Korea.

  5. The Temptations of a Resilient China
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    The Temptations of a Resilient China

    Mar 27, 2017 Stephen S. Roach urges the country's leaders not to project global power that domestic strength cannot support.

  6. Mnuchin’s Mission
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    Mnuchin’s Mission

    Mar 22, 2017 Jeffrey Frankel thinks Trump's treasury secretary needs to give his boss a dose of reality about China – and soon.

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    Is Private Credit Becoming the Public’s Problem?

    Howard Davies considers whether, and in what manner, regulators should respond to the industry's explosive growth.
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    Organ Donation Can Save Donors’ Lives, Too

    Peter Singer shows why a recipient of a new liver or kidney is not necessarily the only one who benefits.
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    The Global Implications of EU Tariffs on Chinese EVs

    Shang-Jin Wei explains how higher levies will affect domestic consumers, Chinese producers, and other countries.
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    A Shining Example of Successful Multilateralism

    If the COVID-19 pandemic taught us anything, it is that global challenges require global partnerships if they are to be conquered. International cooperation on vaccine production is perhaps the clearest example of this simple truth.

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    Diplomacy Could Help Revive Democracy in Venezuela

    Roberto Patiño urges the international community to help ensure a free and fair presidential election in July.
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    The Specter of Neo-Fascism Is Haunting Europe

    Slavoj Žižek

    With mainstream parties and politicians already preparing to accommodate the far right following this month's European Parliament election, the axiom of post-World War II European democracy has been quietly abandoned. “No collaboration with fascists" is being replaced by a tacit acceptance of them.

    harbors no illusions about what the outcome of the European Parliament election means.
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    Can Private Hospitals Increase Access to Health Care in Developing Countries?

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    Tracking Ukraine’s Reconstruction Funds

    Wolfgang Fengler & Vladyslav Rashkovan show how digital tools can streamline the process, improve transparency, and provide accountability.
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    Slovakia’s Anti-Democratic Government Is Doubling Down

    Soňa Muzikárová warns that the assassination attempt in May has led the government to double down on illiberal reforms.

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