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Irena Grudzińska Gross

Irena Grudzińska Gross

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Irena Grudzińska Gross is a professor at the Institute of Slavic Studies at the Polish Academy of Sciences and a 2018 Fellow at the Guggenheim Foundation. Her books include Miłosz and the Long Shadow of War (Pogranicze, 2020), and Czesław Miłosz and Joseph Brodsky: Fellowship of Poets (Yale University Press, 2009).

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  1. The Redemocratization of Poland
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    The Redemocratization of Poland

    Jan 26, 2024 Adam Michnik interviewed by Irena Grudzińska Gross about the challenges of overcoming eight years of populist misrule.

  2. Fear and Loathing in Poland
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    Fear and Loathing in Poland

    Oct 13, 2023 Agnieszka Holland interviewed by Irena Grudzińska Gross about her new award-winning film and the role of the refugee issue in the upcoming election.

  3. The Roots of Polish Populism
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    The Roots of Polish Populism

    Sep 15, 2023 Sławomir Sierakowski interviewed by Irena Grudzińska Gross about Law and Justice's electoral successes and hold on power on the eve of Poland's general election.

  4. The View from Poland
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    The View from Poland

    Jun 9, 2023 Adam Michnik interviewed by Irena Grudzińska Gross about recent domestic and geopolitical developments that will shape the country's future.

  5. Xi Jinping’s Chinese Tragedy
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    Xi Jinping’s Chinese Tragedy

    Mar 24, 2023 Orville Schell interviewed by Irena Grudzińska Gross about the country's increasingly worrisome trajectory, both at home and abroad.

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    The Language of Political Control

    Robert Skidelsky views recent linguistic innovations as manipulative efforts to compel “correct” thought and perception.
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    Globalization vs. Democracy

    Kaushik Basu highlights the contradictions and vulnerabilities inherent in the current international order.
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    The West’s New Infrastructure Imperative

    Diane Coyle explains why a broader conception of the term could reflect a renewed interest in investing in the future.
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    An Iran-Israel War?

    Iran’s mass ballistic missile and drone attack on Israel last week raised anew the specter of a widening Middle East war that draws in Iran and its proxies, as well as Western countries like the United States. The urgent need to defuse tensions – starting by ending Israel’s war in Gaza and pursuing a lasting political solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict – is obvious, but can it be done?

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    What a Climate-Aligned IMF Would Look Like

    Mohamed Nasheed & Rakesh Mohan explain how the managing director can fully position the institution to help the most vulnerable countries.
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    The Key to Transforming African Health

    Jayati Ghosh highlights efforts to foster scientific innovation and drug manufacturing on the continent.
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    China’s Rebalancing Imperative

    Stephen S. Roach

    The most successful development stories almost always involve major shifts in the sources of economic growth, which in turn allow economies to reinvent themselves out of necessity or by design. In China, the interplay of mounting external pressures, lagging household consumption, and falling productivity will increasingly shape China’s policy choices in the years ahead.

    explains why the Chinese authorities should switch to a consumption- and productivity-led growth model.
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    From Welfare State to Safe State in Latin America

    Jorge G. Castañeda & Carlos Ominami

    Designing a progressive anti-violence strategy that delivers the safety for which a huge share of Latin Americans crave is perhaps the most difficult challenge facing many of the region’s governments. But it is also the most important.

    urge the region’s progressives to start treating security as an essential component of social protection.
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    The Urgency of Sovereign-Debt Restructuring

    José Antonio Ocampo highlights the need for a comprehensive mechanism to deliver relief to low- and middle-income countries.

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