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Itamar Rabinovich

Itamar Rabinovich

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Itamar Rabinovich, Israel’s former ambassador to the United States, is President of The Israel Institute (Washington, DC and Tel Aviv) and is a senior scholar at Tel Aviv University, New York University, and the Brookings Institution.

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  1. Israel’s Last Founding Father
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    Israel’s Last Founding Father

    Sep 28, 2016 Itamar Rabinovich traces the dramatic sweep of Shimon Peres's nearly 70-year political career.

  2. Bibi’s Big Surprise
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    Bibi’s Big Surprise

    Mar 18, 2015 Itamar Rabinovich explains how Binyamin Netanyahu proved the pollsters wrong – and what comes next for Israel.

  3. Israel’s Ukraine Dilemma

    Israel’s Ukraine Dilemma

    Apr 23, 2014 Itamar Rabinovich defends Israel's decision not to support the US in condemning Russia’s annexation of Crimea.

  4. Defusing the Syrian Time Bomb
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    Defusing the Syrian Time Bomb

    Aug 12, 2013 Itamar Rabinovich

  5. The Egypt-Israel Peace Test
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    The Egypt-Israel Peace Test

    May 10, 2013 Itamar Rabinovich & Tamara Wittes

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    The Sino-American Trade War Benefits China’s Competitors

    Arvind Subramanian warns that escalating protectionism, while dangerous, could end up helping developing countries like India.
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    Is the Quad Becoming a Potemkin Alliance?

    Brahma Chellaney fears that US President Joe Biden’s conciliatory approach toward China is undermining Indo-Pacific security.
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    The High Costs of the New US Tariffs on Chinese EVs

    Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg

    Every time one set of protectionist measures against China disappoints, the United States escalates its economic war in the hope that additional restrictions will prove more effective. Yet by slapping massive tariffs on Chinese electric vehicles, America has laid bare its own hypocrisy and economic vulnerabilities.

    laments the Biden administration's embrace of costly, futile efforts to outcompete low-cost rivals.
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    How G7 Leaders Can Unlock Financing for Africa

    William Ruto

    With many African countries trapped in perpetual cycles of debt, financing investment in sustainable development has become increasingly difficult, if not impossible. The situation demands that wealthy countries step up and offer debt relief and cancellation, in addition to more concessional and long-term financing.

    urges wealthy countries to help bring the global financial system into line with the developing world's needs.
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    The Threat of Trumpflation and a Fed War

    J. Bradford DeLong thinks monetary hawks should be more worried about the return of a populist demagogue to the White House.
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    Is China Too Old to Get Rich?

    Yi Fuxian explains why the country’s rising median age is at the root of its current malaise.
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    The Dangerous Retreat into Protectionism

    Carl Bildt warns that nothing good will come from a more deeply fragmented global economy.
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    The Case for Ukraine’s NATO Accession

    Yuriy Gorodnichenko & Ilona Sologoub explain why giving in to the Kremlin’s nuclear blackmail could push the alliance into a death spiral.
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    Don’t Believe the AI Hype

    Daron Acemoglu finds nothing to support widely cited assessments of the technology’s near-term potential.

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