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Jacek Rostowski

Jacek Rostowski

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Jacek Rostowski is a former minister of finance and deputy prime minister of Poland.

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  1. The Drama of Falling Populists
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    The Drama of Falling Populists

    Nov 23, 2023 Jacek Rostowski marvels at how quickly Poland’s aspiring authoritarian ruler has lost authority.

  2. Lessons from the Fall of Poland’s Populists
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    Lessons from the Fall of Poland’s Populists

    Oct 20, 2023 Jacek Rostowski urges other democratic countries confronting authoritarian threats to boost proportionality and voter turnout.

  3. Russia Must Be Humbled
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    Russia Must Be Humbled

    Oct 25, 2022 Jacek Rostowski offers substantial historical evidence that wartime losses often unlock major benefits for the defeated.

  4. Why Putin Wants to Destroy Ukraine
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    Why Putin Wants to Destroy Ukraine

    Apr 25, 2022 Jacek Rostowski examines the historical and psychological roots of the Russian president’s brutal war.

  5. Lessons from the Polish Opposition
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    Lessons from the Polish Opposition

    Jul 13, 2020 Jacek Rostowski explains what anti-populist movements can learn from Rafał Trzaskowski's strong electoral performance.

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    The Dangers of a US Capital Inflow Tax

    Maurice Obstfeld worries that a little-known, highly costly method of deficit reduction is gaining political traction.
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    Europe’s Green Transition Requires More Skilled Workers

    Julie Beaufils urges policymakers to boost the attractiveness of technical vocations by expanding access to apprenticeships.
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    A Monetary and Economic Order Fit for the Twenty-First Century

    Ulrich Volz, et al. identify eight priorities to build a more resilient, inclusive, and sustainable global financial architecture.
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    Putting Africa on the Path to Prosperity

    Mohamed Ould Ghazouani & Ajay Banga urge the G7 to focus on the continent’s future, and on five priorities in particular, at this week’s summit.
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    Anatomy of a Massacre

    Shlomo Ben-Ami

    The 1860 massacre of Christians in Damascus holds useful lessons about what it takes to arrest – and recover from – inter-communal violence. But there is a difference between a pogrom and a genocide, and conflating the two can do more harm than good.

    considers what the 1860 massacre of Christians in Damascus can and cannot teach us about preventing genocide.
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    AI: Hope or Hype?

    Whether generative artificial intelligence will do more harm or good to our families, economies, and societies remains an open question. In devising strategies for harnessing the technology, optimism is undoubtedly warranted, but it should not come at the expense of realism.

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    How Denmark Keeps the Far Right at Bay

    Michael Ehrenreich explains how mainstream parties have neutralized the threat of right-wing populists.
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    How Techno-Libertarians Fell in Love with Big Government

    Quinn Slobodian argues Silicon Valley investors are against the state only insofar as it is not enriching them personally.
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    How Chinese Savings Can Support the Global Green Transition

    Daniel Gros urges the EU to welcome cheap low-carbon goods, such as electric vehicles, from China.

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