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Charles A. Kupchan

Charles A. Kupchan

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Charles A. Kupchan, Professor of International Affairs at Georgetown University and Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, served on the National Security Council under Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama.

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  1. Could the Israel-Hamas War Lead to Peace?
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    Could the Israel-Hamas War Lead to Peace?

    Dec 11, 2023 Charles A. Kupchan considers how the current conflagration might pave the way for a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

  2. Israel’s 9/11 Moment
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    Israel’s 9/11 Moment

    Oct 30, 2023 Charles A. Kupchan urges the Israeli government to learn from America’s strategic mistakes after the terrorist attacks in 2001.

  3. Western Unity Starts at Home
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    Western Unity Starts at Home

    Mar 30, 2022 Charles A. Kupchan warns that impressive solidarity against Russia will not cure America and Europe’s domestic political ills.

  4. America's Afghan Imperative
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    America's Afghan Imperative

    Feb 11, 2022 Charles A. Kupchan & Douglas Lute urge the US to lead international efforts to prevent the country from becoming a failed state.

  5. A Diplomatic Way Out in Ukraine
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    A Diplomatic Way Out in Ukraine

    Dec 24, 2021 Charles A. Kupchan argues that a US-led carrot-and-stick approach offers the best way to avert a Russian invasion.

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    The US-China Trade War Heats Up

    A spate of new US tariffs on Chinese goods has raised the specter of full economic decoupling between the world’s two largest economies. For many observers, the measures are not only misguided, but also counter-productive, with the potential to undermine economic dynamism, hamper climate action, and trigger geopolitical conflict.

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    The Indian Election and the Country’s Economic Future

    Raghuram G. Rajan

    Economically, India today feels like a place of limitless possibilities. But with only a narrow window in which to grow rich before it grows old, the policy decisions it makes today will have an outsize influence on its future prospects.

    worries that the country will squander its massive potential by trying to emulate China's growth strategy.
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    How Europe Can Get the Green Deal Done

    Simone Tagliapietra proposes EU-level measures that would help offset the negative distributional effects of climate policy.
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    Reckoning With a New Authoritarian Bloc

    Joschka Fischer considers the implications of a northern Asian alliance that exists primarily to challenge American hegemony.
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    Is Europe Too Big for Further Enlargement?

    Ana Palacio warns that even if candidates meet accession criteria, decision-making processes would need to be reformed.
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    The Sino-American Trade War Benefits China’s Competitors

    Arvind Subramanian warns that escalating protectionism, while dangerous, could end up helping developing countries like India.
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    Is the Quad Becoming a Potemkin Alliance?

    Brahma Chellaney fears that US President Joe Biden’s conciliatory approach toward China is undermining Indo-Pacific security.
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    The High Costs of the New US Tariffs on Chinese EVs

    Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg laments the Biden administration's embrace of costly, futile efforts to outcompete low-cost rivals.
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    How G7 Leaders Can Unlock Financing for Africa

    William Ruto urges wealthy countries to help bring the global financial system into line with the developing world's needs.

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