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Charles C. Krulak

Charles C. Krulak

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Charles C. Krulak, a retired four-star general, is a former commandant of the US Marine Corps and former president of Birmingham-Southern College.

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  1. The US and China Are Not Destined for War
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    The US and China Are Not Destined for War

    Aug 17, 2021 Charles C. Krulak & Alex Friedman list four reasons to believe that the so-called Thucydides Trap can be avoided this time around.

  2. The US Military and the Capitol Mob
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    The US Military and the Capitol Mob

    Mar 3, 2021 Charles C. Krulak sees radicalism among service members as symptomatic of the rift between the US military and civil society.

  3. What Trump Needs To Say
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    What Trump Needs To Say

    Apr 3, 2020 Alex Friedman & Charles C. Krulak draft a sample presidential address to build national solidarity against the COVID-19 pandemic.

  4. The US Needs A Draft
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    The US Needs A Draft

    Mar 12, 2020 Charles C. Krulak thinks a mandatory two-year national service program would help forge a widely shared civic identity.

  5. The New Davos Challenge
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    The New Davos Challenge

    Jan 17, 2020 Alex Friedman, et al. offer concrete proposals for making “stakeholder capitalism” a reality, rather than a slogan.

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    The Food Crisis Is Bigger Than Ukraine

    Nancy Qian thinks the headlines attributing shortages to Russia’s war are ignoring a raft of other factors.
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    How to Boost NATO-EU Cooperation

    Ian Bond & Luigi Scazzieri propose ways the two organizations should work together to counter the increased Russian security threat.
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    Innovative Finance Can Help Rebuild Ukraine

    Marcus Fedder proposes two creative and recently proven methods for partly bridging the country’s postwar funding gap.
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    The Roots of Resistance

    Yuliya Tymoshenko

    An underground war is erupting in Ukraine's occupied cities, towns, and villages, as artillery duels between Ukrainian forces and Russia’s much larger army transform the Donbas into a wasteland. 

    As the war drags on, the history of armed resistance to Nazi occupation of Europe during World War II now reads like a prophecy of the partisan war under way.

    draws a direct line from Europe's anti-Nazi underground armies of World War II to Ukraine's partisan war today.
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    American CHIPS Off the Chinese Block

    Anne O. Krueger

    America's world-leading semiconductor industry is a testament to the advantages a competitive market economy has over a command economy like China. But now that the United States has gotten into the business of favoring some producers over others, it is setting the industry up for chronic under-performance.

    worries that a new $52 billion subsidy program will undermine competition and innovation in a key industry.
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    The Republican God That Failed

    Nina L. Khrushcheva

    After losing the Republican primary, and thus her US House seat, Liz Cheney announced the formation of a new political action committee and suggested that she might run for president, all part of her effort to keep Donald Trump out of the White House. She is channeling the oppositional zeal that political disillusion often fuels.

    considers the implications of Liz Cheney’s primary loss for the GOP and American democracy.
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    A Turkish Playbook for Fighting Populism

    Seren Selvin Korkmaz shows how an opposition alliance is threatening President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s autocratic rule.
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    Brexit Britain Confronts Reality

    Chris Patten

    Britons must look at themselves calmly and honestly, recognizing the tough times that lie ahead and the changes needed to get the country back on track. Unfortunately, the country's political leaders remain unwilling to treat voters like grown-ups.

    holds out little hope that political leaders will offer voters an honest assessment of the country’s problems.
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    The Post-Global Economy

    Many argue that the combined effects of the 2008 global financial crisis, the COVID-19 pandemic, Sino-American decoupling, and Russia’s war against Ukraine have dealt an irreversible blow to three decades of open trade and burgeoning supply chains. How should policymakers and businesses respond to the apparent demise of globalization, and what new paradigm might replace it?

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