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Carla Norrlöf

Carla Norrlöf

Writing for PS since 2020
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Carla Norrlöf, Professor of Political Science at the University of Toronto, is a non-resident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council.

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  1. NATO Is Not a Hegemonic Burden
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    NATO Is Not a Hegemonic Burden

    Apr 2, 2024 Carla Norrlöf explains how the alliance’s unique strategic, military, and economic benefits outweigh its costs.

  2. The Meaning of Sweden’s NATO Accession
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    The Meaning of Sweden’s NATO Accession

    Mar 11, 2024 Carla Norrlöf explains the implications of the country's abandonment of more than 200 years of neutrality.

  3. Settler Sanctions and the Liberal International Order
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    Settler Sanctions and the Liberal International Order

    Feb 7, 2024 Carla Norrlöf explains the importance of new US measures against individuals committing violence in the West Bank.

  4. What the Global Economy and Security Require
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    What the Global Economy and Security Require

    Jan 12, 2024 Carla Norrlöf assesses today’s increasingly adversarial and unstable world order across three interrelated dimensions.

  5. The Dollar’s Full-Spectrum Dominance
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    The Dollar’s Full-Spectrum Dominance

    Sep 19, 2023 Carla Norrlöf foresees the greenback’s continued global hegemony owing to network effects and opportunism.

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    The Language of Political Control

    Robert Skidelsky views recent linguistic innovations as manipulative efforts to compel “correct” thought and perception.
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    Globalization vs. Democracy

    Kaushik Basu highlights the contradictions and vulnerabilities inherent in the current international order.
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    The West’s New Infrastructure Imperative

    Diane Coyle explains why a broader conception of the term could reflect a renewed interest in investing in the future.
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    An Iran-Israel War?

    Iran’s mass ballistic missile and drone attack on Israel last week raised anew the specter of a widening Middle East war that draws in Iran and its proxies, as well as Western countries like the United States. The urgent need to defuse tensions – starting by ending Israel’s war in Gaza and pursuing a lasting political solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict – is obvious, but can it be done?

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    What a Climate-Aligned IMF Would Look Like

    Mohamed Nasheed & Rakesh Mohan explain how the managing director can fully position the institution to help the most vulnerable countries.
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    The Key to Transforming African Health

    Jayati Ghosh highlights efforts to foster scientific innovation and drug manufacturing on the continent.
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    China’s Rebalancing Imperative

    Stephen S. Roach

    The most successful development stories almost always involve major shifts in the sources of economic growth, which in turn allow economies to reinvent themselves out of necessity or by design. In China, the interplay of mounting external pressures, lagging household consumption, and falling productivity will increasingly shape China’s policy choices in the years ahead.

    explains why the Chinese authorities should switch to a consumption- and productivity-led growth model.
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    From Welfare State to Safe State in Latin America

    Jorge G. Castañeda & Carlos Ominami

    Designing a progressive anti-violence strategy that delivers the safety for which a huge share of Latin Americans crave is perhaps the most difficult challenge facing many of the region’s governments. But it is also the most important.

    urge the region’s progressives to start treating security as an essential component of social protection.
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    The Urgency of Sovereign-Debt Restructuring

    José Antonio Ocampo highlights the need for a comprehensive mechanism to deliver relief to low- and middle-income countries.

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