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Adam Michnik

Adam Michnik

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Adam Michnik, a leader of Solidarity in 1989 and a participant in the round table talks that ended communist rule in Poland, is Editor-in-Chief of Gazeta Wyborcza.

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  1. The Redemocratization of Poland
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    The Redemocratization of Poland

    Jan 26, 2024 Adam Michnik interviewed by Irena Grudzińska Gross about the challenges of overcoming eight years of populist misrule.

  2. The View from Poland
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    The View from Poland

    Jun 9, 2023 Adam Michnik interviewed by Irena Grudzińska Gross about recent domestic and geopolitical developments that will shape the country's future.

  3. Putin Must Not Win
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    Putin Must Not Win

    Oct 17, 2022 Adam Michnik interviewed by Irena Grudzińska Gross about the critical importance of not submitting to the Russian president’s nuclear threats.

  4. Putin’s Historic Blunder
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    Putin’s Historic Blunder

    Jun 3, 2022 Adam Michnik interviewed by Irena Grudzińska Gross about the anachronistic thinking that led the Russian president to launch his ill-fated invasion.

  5. What Moves Putin?
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    What Moves Putin?

    Feb 7, 2022 Adam Michnik interviewed by Irena Grudzińska Gross about the deep sources of Russia's aggression against Ukraine.

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    A Weak, Uneven Global Recovery

    Eswar Prasad & Caroline Smiltneks explain why domestic political divisions and inflationary pressures jeopardize current market optimism.
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    Will Cambridge Support Free Speech?

    Peter Singer examines the university’s ongoing case against Nathan Cofnas, a research fellow who advocates “race realism.”
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    Can China Get Out of Its Rut?

    China’s authorities have powerful economic-policy levers at their disposal to achieve their 5% growth target this year and to put the economy on a more sustainable long-term growth path. But several trends – from the shift toward state capitalism to population aging to the loss of goodwill between Chinese and Americans – could thwart China’s ambition to join the ranks of high-income countries by mid-century.

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    China Stifles Its Own Debate

    Stephen S. Roach

    For more than two decades, the China Development Forum was a meeting where foreign business, political, and academic leaders could debate the state of the Chinese economy with the country’s highest leaders. But this year’s gathering eschewed open and honest dialogue, in favor of telling only “good stories” about China.

    bemoans the transformation of the country’s most important platform for open dialogue into a schmooze-fest.
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    Leaving Africa’s Colonial-Era Currency Will Be Hard, But May Be Wise

    Peter Doyle considers how exiting the CFA franc zone could benefit Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger, despite the challenges.
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    Europe’s War Jitters

    Shlomo Ben-Ami urges EU member states to prepare for the possibility of the US abandoning its NATO commitments.
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    Governments Must Shape AI’s Future

    Mariana Mazzucato & Fausto Gernone

    As with social media, the incentives around AI are aligned for rent extraction, where large companies, acting as intermediaries, amass profits at others’ expense. Governments urgently need to step in to ensure that the technology is being designed and brought to market in ways that will serve the common good.

    urge policymakers to see themselves as proactive participants in technological innovation and market-making.
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    How Guyana Became Latin America’s Leading Development Lab

    Iván Duque Márquez highlights the current government’s unique approach to managing its renewable and non-renewable resources.
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    Beating Back Populists at the Grassroots

    Sławomir Sierakowski interprets the seemingly mixed results of recent municipal and provincial elections in Poland.

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