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Alexander Etkind

Alexander Etkind

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Alexander Etkind, a former reader in Russian Literature and Cultural History at King’s College, Cambridge, is a professor of history at the European University Institute in Florence.

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  1. Russia’s Preemptive Counter-Revolution
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    Russia’s Preemptive Counter-Revolution

    Jan 27, 2015 Alexander Etkind rebuts the view that Vladimir Putin's regime reflects Russian tradition or national character.

  2. No Country for Young Oligarchs
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    No Country for Young Oligarchs

    Oct 5, 2011 Alexander Etkind

  3. Putin’s History Lessons
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    Putin’s History Lessons

    Sep 15, 2009 Alexander Etkind

  4. The Kremlin’s Failing Monopoly
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    The Kremlin’s Failing Monopoly

    Feb 26, 2009 Alexander Etkind

  5. A Communist Party without Communism

    A Communist Party without Communism

    Dec 11, 2007 Alexander Etkind

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    The Key to Unlocking Africa’s Economic Potential

    Landry Signé explains why fostering trade integration and regional value chains is essential for the continent to prosper.
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    Geopolitical Davids and Goliaths

    Harold James considers lessons from smaller countries about how to wield power and influence in the twenty-first century.
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    Preparing for the Next Global Catastrophe

    José Manuel Barroso explains why global leaders must focus on creating equitable response mechanisms ahead of the next crisis.
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    Italy’s Next Government Must Tackle Climate Security

    Luca Bergamaschi shows why the country’s politicians can no longer afford to ignore a major threat to national security.
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    Europe and the New Non-Alignment

    Laurence Tubiana

    Despite the massive civilian suffering in Ukraine, many countries have been wary of taking sides, owing both to a perception of European double standards and to Russia’s leverage over energy and commodity prices. But while new geopolitical dynamics have complicated climate advocacy, they certainly haven't derailed it.

    sees both challenges and opportunities for climate policy in an era of geopolitical fragmentation.
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    The Sting of Climate Risk Is in the Tails

    Mark Cliffe thinks conventional models have overemphasized the long term at the expense of more immediate threats.
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    Should Humanities Professors Be Automated?

    Nicholas Agar considers the implications of recent successes with AI-generated academic research and writing.
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    Should Energy Companies’ Windfall Profits Be Taxed?

    Imposing a one-off tax on energy companies’ extraordinary profits might seem like a no-brainer at a time of soaring inflation, but the idea has more than a few detractors. As policymakers in a growing number of economies move ahead, we asked PS commentators whether they are right to do so.

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    The Global Necessity of American Democracy

    Javier Solana shows why the political health of the United States has become a matter of global concern.

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