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    Germany’s Reckoning

    Helmut K. Anheier

    Germany is now grappling with a host of difficult questions about its place in the world, the nature of its politics, and its most cherished values. For a pacifist society in a new age of conflict and war, everything must change if things are to remain the same.

    traces the contours of the country's debate, triggered by the Ukraine war, about its strategic future.
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    The Flight of the Inflation Hawks

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    Raghuram G. Rajan, Joseph E. Stiglitz, James K. Galbraith, Lucrezia Reichlin

    Though the US Federal Reserve’s first interest-rate hike of 2023 is smaller than those that preceded it, policymakers have signaled that more increases are on the way, despite slowing price growth. But there is good reason to doubt the utility – and fear the consequences – of continued rate hikes, on both sides of the Atlantic.

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    Making Ukrainian Victory Possible

    Josep Borrell explains why continued military support and other forms of assistance remain critical.
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    Japan’s Strategic Imperative

    Joseph S. Nye, Jr. sees the country doubling down on its best option for ensuring national security and regional stability.
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    Utopia or Bust

    J. Bradford DeLong considers our options for both expanding and effectively slicing the proverbial economic pie.
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    Death or Glory in Russia

    Slavoj Žižek traces the religious and intellectual roots of the Kremlin’s increasingly morbid war propaganda.
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    Getting to Monetary Integration in Latin America

    Camila Villard Duran explains why the vision of a regional unit of account, advanced by Brazil and Argentina, is achievable.
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    China’s Savings Conundrum

    Zhang Jun explains why – and how – the country must stimulate household consumption to achieve a robust recovery.
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    Preempting a Generative AI Monopoly

    Diane Coyle urges policymakers to take steps to counter the anti-competitive implications of a rapidly emerging market.
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  1. Utopia or Bust
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    Utopia or Bust

    Feb 3, 2023 J. Bradford DeLong considers our options for both expanding and effectively slicing the proverbial economic pie.

  2. Germany’s Reckoning
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    Germany’s Reckoning

    Feb 3, 2023 Helmut K. Anheier traces the contours of the country's debate, triggered by the Ukraine war, about its strategic future.

  3. Preempting a Generative AI Monopoly
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    Preempting a Generative AI Monopoly

    Feb 2, 2023 Diane Coyle urges policymakers to take steps to counter the anti-competitive implications of a rapidly emerging market.

  4. Japan’s Strategic Imperative
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    Japan’s Strategic Imperative

    Feb 2, 2023 Joseph S. Nye, Jr. sees the country doubling down on its best option for ensuring national security and regional stability.

  5. China’s Savings Conundrum
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    China’s Savings Conundrum

    Feb 2, 2023 Zhang Jun explains why – and how – the country must stimulate household consumption to achieve a robust recovery.

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    Germany’s Reckoning

    Helmut K. Anheier

    Germany is now grappling with a host of difficult questions about its place in the world, the nature of its politics, and its most cherished values. For a pacifist society in a new age of conflict and war, everything must change if things are to remain the same.

    traces the contours of the country's debate, triggered by the Ukraine war, about its strategic future.
  2. BP inflation hawks China News Service / Contributor via Getty Images

    The Flight of the Inflation Hawks

    Featured in this Big Picture

    Raghuram G. Rajan, Joseph E. Stiglitz, James K. Galbraith, Lucrezia Reichlin

    Though the US Federal Reserve’s first interest-rate hike of 2023 is smaller than those that preceded it, policymakers have signaled that more increases are on the way, despite slowing price growth. But there is good reason to doubt the utility – and fear the consequences – of continued rate hikes, on both sides of the Atlantic.

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    The New European Frontier

    Giulio Boccaletti thinks a changing climate will force the European Union finally to embrace its political nature.
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    PS Commentators Respond: Could the “Chinese Century” Belong to India?

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    Pranab Bardhan, Brahma Chellaney, Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg, Yi Fuxian

    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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    Shashi Tharoor on India-Russia relations, the Quad, Ambedkar, and more

    Shashi Tharoor assesses prevailing Indian perceptions of the Ukraine War, criticizes India’s continued wariness of security pacts, touts affirmative-action programs that guarantee outcomes, not just access to opportunities, and more.
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    What Drives Innovation?

    William H. Janeway shows that since the dawn of industrialization, the state has been the prime mover behind technological progress.
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    How to Transform African Agriculture

    Safia Boly & Omid Kassiri identify four principles that could help governments across the continent boost food security.
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    May Boeve assesses patient Earth after a year of energy crises, natural disasters, and landmark global summits.
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  2. Gernot Wagner Realism About Techno-Optimism
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  1. Diane Coyle Preempting a Generative AI Monopoly
  2. Maximo Torero The Second Green Revolution Will Be Digitized
  3. Ana Palacio Human Values for Artificial Intelligence
  4. Barry Eichengreen Sympathy for the Algorithm

  1. Slavoj Žižek Death or Glory in Russia
  2. Arvind Subramanian The Age of Verbiage
  3. Antara Haldar Davos Man Has a People Problem
  4. Kaushik Basu A Lesson from West Bengal

Africa’s economic rise is a world-changing development, but the sources of its emerging strength – and lingering weaknesses – are little understood. W…

  1. Safia Boly, et al. How to Transform African Agriculture
  2. Rabah Arezki The Multilateral Financing Paradox
  3. Nana Akufo-Addo, et al. Global Education Has Reached a Tipping Point

Today’s media landscape is littered with landmines: open hostility from illiberal and autocratic regimes, mounting censorship in countries such as Hungary, Turkey,…

  1. Arzu Geybulla Facebook Is Failing Journalists
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As the COVID-19 crisis escalates, PS commentators assess its implications for the economy, propose policy responses, and consider what might – and sho…

  1. William A. Haseltine Breathing Life Back into COVID Prevention
  2. Ian Buruma China’s Autocracy in Crisis
  3. Nancy Qian China’s Brutal COVID Winter