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Federico Fubini

Federico Fubini

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Federico Fubini, an editor-at-large at Corriere della Sera, is the author, most recently, of Sul Vulcano (Longanesi, 2020).

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  1. Why Is Europe Moving Rightward?
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    Why Is Europe Moving Rightward?

    Mar 26, 2024 Federico Fubini considers why nationalist parties are gaining ground in countries that renounced nationalism decades ago.

  2. How Russia Survives
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    How Russia Survives

    May 5, 2023 Federico Fubini & Alexandra Prokopenko explain why the world's toughest-ever sanctions regime must be sharpened – and suggest how to do it.

  3. Giorgia Meloni’s Balancing Act
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    Giorgia Meloni’s Balancing Act

    Nov 3, 2022 Federico Fubini wonders how long Italy’s far-right prime minister can reconcile moderate policies with her voters’ demands.

  4. Did Putin Bring Down Draghi?
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    Did Putin Bring Down Draghi?

    Aug 4, 2022 Federico Fubini highlights growing evidence that Russia helped engineer the former Italian prime minister's downfall.

  5. The Other Threat to Democracy
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    The Other Threat to Democracy

    Feb 2, 2022 Federico Fubini thinks mob rule poses a more immediate threat than illiberal autocrats who come to power in elections.

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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

    Stephen S. Roach

    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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