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Charles Tannock

Charles Tannock

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Charles Tannock, a former member of the European Parliament Foreign Affairs Committee, is a fellow at GLOBSEC, a think tank based in Bratislava committed to enhancing security, prosperity, and sustainability.

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  1. Xi Jinping’s Radioactive Friend
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    Xi Jinping’s Radioactive Friend

    Oct 4, 2022 Charles Tannock thinks China’s president must be having second thoughts about his alliance with Vladimir Putin.

  2. The Case for Ukraine’s EU Membership
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    The Case for Ukraine’s EU Membership

    Jul 1, 2022 Charles Tannock traces the 20-year history of the war-torn country’s recently acquired candidate status.

  3. Putin's Endgame
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    Putin's Endgame

    Feb 23, 2022 Charles Tannock thinks Russia is angling for a forced implementation of the deeply flawed Minsk II agreement.

  4. Russia's Likely Invasion Route
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    Russia's Likely Invasion Route

    Jan 27, 2022 Charles Tannock paints a plausible scenario for an incursion into Ukraine – and a plausible strategy for preventing it.

  5. Why Lebanon Deserves International Support
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    Why Lebanon Deserves International Support

    Jan 8, 2020 Charles Tannock says donors should feel obliged to support the country financially in exchange for long-overdue reforms.

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    Can Private Hospitals Increase Access to Health Care in Developing Countries?

    Titir Bhattacharya & Tanika Chakraborty show how innovative insurance schemes can help low- and middle-income economies achieve universal coverage.
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    Tracking Ukraine’s Reconstruction Funds

    Wolfgang Fengler & Vladyslav Rashkovan show how digital tools can streamline the process, improve transparency, and provide accountability.
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    Slovakia’s Anti-Democratic Government Is Doubling Down

    Soňa Muzikárová warns that the assassination attempt in May has led the government to double down on illiberal reforms.
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    D-Day and the Threat of Total War

    Robert Skidelsky

    After eight decades of relative peace, the world is once again dividing into hostile economic and geopolitical blocs. The 80th anniversary of the invasion of Normandy offers a valuable opportunity to reflect on the principles we are willing to defend and the sacrifices we are prepared to make.

    thinks understanding the causes and consequences of past global conflicts is crucial to preventing another one.
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    The Dangers of a US Capital Inflow Tax

    Maurice Obstfeld worries that a little-known, highly costly method of deficit reduction is gaining political traction.
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    Europe’s Green Transition Requires More Skilled Workers

    Julie Beaufils urges policymakers to boost the attractiveness of technical vocations by expanding access to apprenticeships.
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    A Monetary and Economic Order Fit for the Twenty-First Century

    Ulrich Volz, et al. identify eight priorities to build a more resilient, inclusive, and sustainable global financial architecture.
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    Putting Africa on the Path to Prosperity

    Mohamed Ould Ghazouani & Ajay Banga

    Creating a world free of poverty on a livable planet hinges on boosting growth and creating jobs in Africa. At this week's G7 summit, leaders must focus on how they can help African countries achieve these goals, which will require a strategy based on five key priorities.

    urge the G7 to focus on the continent’s future, and on five priorities in particular, at this week’s summit.
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    Anatomy of a Massacre

    Shlomo Ben-Ami considers what the 1860 massacre of Christians in Damascus can and cannot teach us about preventing genocide.

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