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Gareth Evans

Gareth Evans

Writing for PS since 2010
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Gareth Evans, a former foreign minister of Australia, is President Emeritus of the International Crisis Group, Co-Chair of the International Commission on Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament, Founding Convenor of the Asia-Pacific Leadership Network for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament, and an honorary professor at Australian National University. He is the author of The Responsibility to Protect: Ending Mass Atrocity Crimes Once and For All and co-author of Nuclear Weapons: The State of Play 2015.

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  1. taiwan parade Walid Berrazeg/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images
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    Is Taiwan Next?

    Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February has stoked fears that Chinese President Xi Jinping is plotting his own aggression against Taiwan. The United States and its NATO allies seem to be “all in” on repelling Russia’s invasion, but how far will the US be willing to go to defend Taiwan, and has its longstanding policy of “strategic ambiguity” on that question really run its course?

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    Get Ready for Reverse Currency Wars

    Jeffrey Frankel

    With elevated global inflation likely to persist for some time, the prospect of competitive exchange-rate appreciations is looming larger. Instead of a race to the bottom in the currency market, there may be a scramble to the top – and poorer countries will likely suffer the most.

    warns that a series of competitive exchange-rate appreciations would hurt poorer economies the most.
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