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Aryeh Neier

Aryeh Neier

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Aryeh Neier, President Emeritus of the Open Society Foundations and a founder of Human Rights Watch, is author of The International Human Rights Movement: A History (Princeton University Press, 2012).

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  1. Putin’s Brezhnev Moment
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    Putin’s Brezhnev Moment

    Feb 3, 2023 Aryeh Neier draws parallels between the regime’s ongoing crackdown on civil society and late Soviet repression.

  2. Russians’ Collective Responsibility for Putin’s War
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    Russians’ Collective Responsibility for Putin’s War

    Mar 29, 2022 Aryeh Neier argues that Western sanctions are appropriate even if they primarily affect ordinary people.

  3. The Passing of Russia's First Dissident Generation
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    The Passing of Russia's First Dissident Generation

    Aug 25, 2021 Aryeh Neier remembers the life and work of the pioneering Soviet dissident Sergei Adamovich Kovalev, who died this month.

  4. An Interview with Aryeh Neier
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    An Interview with Aryeh Neier

    Feb 26, 2020 Aryeh Neier suggests how the International Criminal Court can strengthen its impact, highlights violence and official discrimination against Muslims in India, and names several unsung heroes of the global human-rights movement.

  5. China’s Great Leap into Epidemic
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    China’s Great Leap into Epidemic

    Feb 20, 2020 Aryeh Neier highlights the link between suppression of free speech and public-health crises like the new coronavirus.

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    The Defining Economic Issue of the US Election

    Stephen S. Roach argues that the high price level, not inflation, is weighing on voters ahead of the presidential election.
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    What Does the EU Election Mean for European Climate Policy?

    Laurence Tubiana explains how green campaigners can strengthen their message to appeal to ordinary voters.
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    The Geopolitical Imperative to Upgrade the Dollar

    Jordan Bleicher & Josh Lipsky explain how emerging technologies are facilitating efforts to challenge the greenback’s global dominance.
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    Let the Giggers Fight Inflation

    Todd G. Buchholz criticizes efforts by US regulators to throttle the proliferation of independent contractors.
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    The Putin-Kim Pact Is an Opportunity for the West

    Ana Palacio

    The Russia-North Korea defense pact leaves no doubt about Russian President Vladimir Putin’s determination to overthrow the existing international order. But the agreement could also strain the Kremlin’s relations with China, potentially disrupting Sino-Russian efforts to undermine Western unity.

    urges policymakers to leverage the rogue partnership to drive a wedge between Russia and China.
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    What Climate-Vulnerable Developing Countries Need Right Now

    Mia Amor Mottley & Wale Edun

    Since the COVID-19 pandemic and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, geopolitical tensions have dominated the global agenda, hindering collective efforts to address climate change. With the world still warming, urgent measures are needed to make investment in sustainable development feasible and affordable for everyone.

    propose a blueprint to unlock financing and kickstart investment in adaptation and clean energy.
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    Two Cheers for Identity Politics

    James Livingston argues that critics of the contemporary focus on issues of race, gender, and sexuality are ignoring history.
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    What the Next EU Leadership Must Do

    Carl Bildt offers a broad outline of the bloc's biggest challenges following this month's European Parliament election.
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    China Must Not Choose the Next Dalai Lama

    Brahma Chellaney urges the US and India to work together to protect the more than 600-year-old institution.

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