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Fawaz A. Gerges

Fawaz A. Gerges

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Fawaz A. Gerges, Professor of International Relations at the London School of Economics, is author of the forthcoming What Really Went Wrong: The West and the Failure of Democracy in the Middle East (Yale University Press, 2024).

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  1. Why “the Rest” Are Rejecting the West
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    Why “the Rest” Are Rejecting the West

    Jan 29, 2024 Fawaz A. Gerges argues that the war in Gaza has confirmed the Global South’s worst suspicions about America.

  2. An Interview with Fawaz A. Gerges
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    An Interview with Fawaz A. Gerges

    Sep 21, 2021 Fawaz A. Gerges specifies what the West owes Afghanistan, considers the likely regional impact of the Taliban’s return to power, and offers historical insights that could help to guide a peaceful reordering of Middle Eastern politics.

  3. Terror and the Taliban
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    Terror and the Taliban

    Aug 17, 2021 Fawaz A. Gerges is more concerned about the unfolding humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan than the risk of al-Qaeda returning.

  4. Morning in the Middle East?
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    Morning in the Middle East?

    Aug 4, 2021 Fawaz A. Gerges sees diplomacy and rapprochement gaining a lead on zero-sum conflict in the region – for now.

  5. Biden’s Israel Problem
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    Biden’s Israel Problem

    May 20, 2021 Fawaz A. Gerges thinks the US administration is clinging to an antiquated strategic perspective vis-à-vis Israel.

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    Industrial Policy Is Back. Now What?

    How to design effective industrial policies has suddenly become a hot – and divisive – topic among economists and policymakers. Even those who agree that governments should intervene in the economy to bolster productivity, increase competitiveness, and tackle social and environmental challenges differ sharply on the details.

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    The Big Picture

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    The Way Forward for Ukraine’s Economy

    Joseph E. Stiglitz & Andrew Kosenko

    With sufficient assistance from the West, Ukraine will prevail over its much larger and richer authoritarian neighbor. But to enjoy the fruits of victory, it will have to move faster in its transition from a post-communist oligarchy, while being careful to resist the siren call of free-market fundamentalism.

    offer a roadmap for guiding the country's recovery and reconstruction during and after the war.
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    Rich Countries Must Meet Their Biodiversity Financing Pledges

    Mary Robinson urges international policymakers to use the upcoming COP16 summit to close the nature-finance gap.
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    Inequality Spurs Democratic Backsliding

    Susan Stokes shows that countries with fairer economies are less likely to succumb to authoritarian populism.
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    Bracing for a More Inflationary World

    Raghuram G. Rajan thinks central banks will remain under pressure to maintain tighter policies over the medium term.
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    The Irrationality of EU Tariffs on Chinese EVs

    Daniel Gros argues that Europe should be both subsidizing its own green industries and welcoming low-cost green imports.
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    Do We Need a Plaza Accord 2.0?

    Koichi Hamada thinks that policymakers should instead focus on the benefits provided by a flexible exchange-rate regime.
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    The False Distinction Between Industrial and Economic Policy

    Célestin Monga explains why differentiating between “vertical” and “horizontal” government intervention does not hold water.

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