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    NATO’s Next Chapter

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    Carl Bildt, Paulina Neuding, Sinan Ülgen, Josep Borrell, Javier Solana, Joschka Fischer

    The Alliance’s leaders are preparing to gather for a summit at a critical moment for European security. But even if Turkish opposition to Finland and Sweden’s membership bids can eventually be overcome, is Europe adequately prepared to serve as a capable military partner for NATO?

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    Is Sustainable Investing Sustainable?

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    Bertrand Badré, Karen Karniol-Tambour, Daniel Litvin, Eva Zabey

    Many argue that the boom in environmental, social, and governance investing has given the lie to Milton Friedman’s view that “the social responsibility of business is to increase its profits.” But with financial regulators, activists, and journalists increasingly on the lookout for greenwashing, we asked PS commentators if there is more to the ESG phenomenon than hype.

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    Fighting the Hunger War

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    Hans-Werner Sinn, Seta Tutundjian, Biniam Bedasso, Kaushik Basu, Ndidi Okonkwo Nwuneli, Oliver Camp

    Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has further disrupted global food supplies and delivered another price shock to the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people. How can policymakers best tackle the immediate threat of hunger while also taking steps to make food systems more resilient and sustainable in the long term?

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    Is China’s Economic Miracle Over?

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    George Magnus, Eswar Prasad, Nancy Qian, Angela Huyue Zhang

    Shanghai’s two-month COVID-19 lockdown may finally be easing, but the highly uncertain prognosis for China’s battered economy could have major domestic and international implications. We asked PS commentators whether the country’s consistently high growth rates are now a thing of the past.

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    Is Taiwan Next?

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    Abe Shinzō, Brahma Chellaney, Bonnie Glaser, Elmira Bayrasli, Chang-Tai Hsieh, Richard Haass

    Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February has stoked fears that Chinese President Xi Jinping is plotting his own aggression against Taiwan. The United States and its NATO allies seem to be “all in” on repelling Russia’s invasion, but how far will the US be willing to go to defend Taiwan, and has its longstanding policy of “strategic ambiguity” on that question really run its course?

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    Europe’s Energy Reckoning

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    Simon Johnson, Ana Palacio, Hans-Werner Sinn, Dalia Marin, Andrés Velasco, Marcelo Tokman, Karsten Neuhoff, Isabella M. Weber

    The ongoing war in Ukraine has prompted growing calls for European governments to halt imports of Russian hydrocarbons immediately. But, especially when it comes to natural gas, is Europe willing to bear the costs of such a dramatic shift?

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    Is the US Dollar’s Global Hegemony at Risk?

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    Barry Eichengreen, Şebnem Kalemli-Özcan , Paola Subacchi, Yu Yongding

    Predicting the end of the greenback’s international dominance has long been a popular, if fruitless, pastime. But, with the recent freezing of much of Russia’s foreign-exchange reserves triggering fresh speculation about alternatives to the dollar, we asked PS commentators whether this time might be different.

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    The Putin Slump

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    Kenneth Rogoff, Stephen S. Roach, Mohamed A. El-Erian, Ngaire Woods, Anne O. Krueger

    Fears of a global recession are mounting as the fallout from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine batters a world economy that had not fully recovered from COVID-19. In the event of a severe downturn, will rich countries concerned about boosting growth and taming inflation be inclined to help crisis-hit poorer economies?

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    What Would a Le Pen Presidency Mean for France, Europe, and NATO?

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    Benedicte Berner, Joschka Fischer, Maciej Kisilowski, Charles A. Kupchan

    As the Ukraine war continues, far more than the French presidency will be at stake when the incumbent Emmanuel Macron faces Marine Le Pen, his far-right challenger who favors closer ties with Russia, in the second-round runoff on April 24. We asked PS commentators to consider the domestic, regional, and security implications of a Le Pen victory.

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    Are Major Central Banks Doing Enough to Fight Inflation?

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    Hippolyte Fofack, James K. Galbraith, Brigitte Granville, Stephen S. Roach

    The ongoing war in Ukraine has triggered further spikes in energy and food prices, increasing the pressure on US and eurozone central bankers who had been slow to respond to earlier inflation risks. We asked PS commentators how much, and how fast, they should tighten monetary policy.

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    The Forgotten Climate Crisis?

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    Mary Robinson, Helen Clark, Dan Smith, Margot Wallström, Jean Pisani-Ferry, Laura Chinchilla, María Fernanda Espinosa, May Boeve, Mitzi Jonelle Tan, Nisha Agarwal

    While the terrible human and physical cost of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is understandably the focus of political attention, the fight against global warming risks becoming another casualty of the war. What can policymakers do to prevent 2022 from being a lost year for climate action?

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    Writing Off Russia

    Volodymyr Rafeyenko interviewed by Marci Shore

    The war in Ukraine has raised profound questions of political identity and its relationship to language. What happens to a novelist who writes in the same tongue as the invaders but no longer has anything to say to them?

    about the politics of language and literature, and the experience of being a refugee in one’s own country.
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    Is Crypto in Terminal Decline?

    Some have long argued that private digital money and the technology underpinning it will revolutionize finance in the long term. But with Bitcoin plunging, stablecoins collapsing, and crypto lenders freezing withdrawals, we asked PS commentators whether the industry has a future.

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