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Bill Emmott

Bill Emmott

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Bill Emmott, a former editor-in-chief of The Economist, is Co-Director of the Global Commission for Post-Pandemic Policy.

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  1. Giorgia Meloni’s Moment
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    Giorgia Meloni’s Moment

    Sep 26, 2022 Bill Emmott sees little difference between the Brothers of Italy’s program and that of recent right-wing governments.

  2. How Abe Changed Japan
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    How Abe Changed Japan

    Jul 8, 2022 Bill Emmott reflects on the slain former prime minister’s legacy and transformation of his country’s foreign policy.

  3. Vicious Crises
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    Vicious Crises

    Dec 14, 2021 Bill Emmott argues that the world is in the grip of not one but four problems, and all of them are interconnected.

  4. The Real Failure Is Pakistan
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    The Real Failure Is Pakistan

    Aug 18, 2021 Bill Emmott traces the cause of the debacle in Afghanistan to America's failure to bring the Taliban's main patron onside.

  5. The Tokyo Games Will Go on
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    The Tokyo Games Will Go on

    Jul 8, 2021 Bill Emmott explains why Japan will not, and should not, heed the alarmists calling for the event's cancellation.

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    Will Crypto Survive?

    Kenneth Rogoff assesses the strategies regulators could adopt in the aftermath of the FTX debacle.
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    Done With Deglobalization?

    Michael Spence sees reason to hope that the scales may soon tip back from international confrontation to cooperation.
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    The Unbearable Uselessness of Crypto

    Andrés Velasco explains why FTX's collapse should sink a hyped-up lie bobbing on an ocean of libertarian technobabble.
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    Is Germany Sick Again?

    Hans-Werner Sinn pours cold water on the fantasy that European economies can weather gas shortages with minimal pain.
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    America's Silent Progressive Majority

    Joseph E. Stiglitz

    Now that the American electorate appears to have rejected Republican extremism, many will argue that US President Joe Biden and the Democrats should tack right to capture centrist voters. But this would be a mistake, given where voters' preferences increasingly lie.

    considers what the midterm election results indicate about voters' real priorities.
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    Big Tech Gets Derailed

    Jonathan Levy traces the origins of the sector's recent turmoil to the nineteenth-century rise of the corporation.
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    Will the West Give in to Russia?

    From soaring inflation to a deepening energy crisis, the United States and Europe are facing no shortage of economic challenges, and Russia’s war against Ukraine – and the sanctions imposed in response to it – bears much of the blame. As Russia launches new rounds of missile attacks, we asked PS commentators what the West should be doing for Ukraine – and how likely it is to do it.

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    The Techno-Feudal Method to Musk’s Twitter Madness

    Yanis Varoufakis explains that the issue is neither vanity nor public service, but rather the need to acquire cloud capital.
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    The Case for Mandating Climate-Risk Disclosure

    Timothy Meyer, et al. defend the legal and economic justification for the US Securities and Exchange Commission's proposed new rule.

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