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Dina Khapaeva

Dina Khapaeva

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Dina Khapaeva, Professor of Russian at the Georgia Institute of Technology, is the author of Crimes sans châtiment (Crimes without Punishment) (Éditions de l’Aube, 2023).

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  1. The Kremlin’s Mobster Code
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    The Kremlin’s Mobster Code

    Jul 18, 2023 Dina Khapaeva argues that power in Russia is not nearly as centralized as many Westerners have long assumed.

  2. Putin’s Dogs of War
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    Putin’s Dogs of War

    Feb 24, 2023 Dina Khapaeva dissects what the growing prominence of the Wagner Group’s mercenaries says about Vladimir Putin’s regime.

  3. Displaying Our Skeletons
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    Displaying Our Skeletons

    Oct 31, 2022 Dina Khapaeva explains how Halloween arose from the dead and, since the late 1970s, took over the world.

  4. Putin’s New Nuclear Blackmail
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    Putin’s New Nuclear Blackmail

    Sep 29, 2022 Dina Khapaeva urges Western leaders not to give in to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s threats.

  5. Putin the Terrible
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    Putin the Terrible

    Sep 2, 2022 Dina Khapaeva traces the history of the Kremlin's campaign to transform Russia's national memory and identity.

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    A Weak, Uneven Global Recovery

    Eswar Prasad & Caroline Smiltneks explain why domestic political divisions and inflationary pressures jeopardize current market optimism.
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    Will Cambridge Support Free Speech?

    Peter Singer examines the university’s ongoing case against Nathan Cofnas, a research fellow who advocates “race realism.”
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    Can China Get Out of Its Rut?

    China’s authorities have powerful economic-policy levers at their disposal to achieve their 5% growth target this year and to put the economy on a more sustainable long-term growth path. But several trends – from the shift toward state capitalism to population aging to the loss of goodwill between Chinese and Americans – could thwart China’s ambition to join the ranks of high-income countries by mid-century.

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    China Stifles Its Own Debate

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    For more than two decades, the China Development Forum was a meeting where foreign business, political, and academic leaders could debate the state of the Chinese economy with the country’s highest leaders. But this year’s gathering eschewed open and honest dialogue, in favor of telling only “good stories” about China.

    bemoans the transformation of the country’s most important platform for open dialogue into a schmooze-fest.
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    Leaving Africa’s Colonial-Era Currency Will Be Hard, But May Be Wise

    Peter Doyle considers how exiting the CFA franc zone could benefit Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger, despite the challenges.
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    Europe’s War Jitters

    Shlomo Ben-Ami urges EU member states to prepare for the possibility of the US abandoning its NATO commitments.
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    Governments Must Shape AI’s Future

    Mariana Mazzucato & Fausto Gernone

    As with social media, the incentives around AI are aligned for rent extraction, where large companies, acting as intermediaries, amass profits at others’ expense. Governments urgently need to step in to ensure that the technology is being designed and brought to market in ways that will serve the common good.

    urge policymakers to see themselves as proactive participants in technological innovation and market-making.
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    How Guyana Became Latin America’s Leading Development Lab

    Iván Duque Márquez highlights the current government’s unique approach to managing its renewable and non-renewable resources.
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    Beating Back Populists at the Grassroots

    Sławomir Sierakowski interprets the seemingly mixed results of recent municipal and provincial elections in Poland.

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