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Jorge G. Castañeda

Jorge G. Castañeda

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Jorge G. Castañeda, a former foreign minister of Mexico, is a professor at New York University and the author of America Through Foreign Eyes (Oxford University Press, 2020).

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  1. Chile Says No to Revolution
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    Chile Says No to Revolution

    Sep 9, 2022 Jorge G. Castañeda explains why voters overwhelmingly rejected the country’s proposed new constitution.

  2. Colombia Turns Left
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    Colombia Turns Left

    Jun 24, 2022 Jorge G. Castañeda considers the implications of Gustavo Petro’s election as the country’s next president.

  3. Latin America’s New Pink Tide?
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    Latin America’s New Pink Tide?

    Apr 8, 2022 Jorge G. Castañeda doubts that there is any analytical utility to be gained by lumping recent left-wing victories together.

  4. The Battle for Boric's Soul
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    The Battle for Boric's Soul

    Dec 22, 2021 Jorge G. Castañeda sees reason to believe that Chile's new president will not govern like a typical left-wing populist.

  5. Biden's Border Crisis
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    Biden's Border Crisis

    Sep 30, 2021 Jorge G. Castañeda shows why the US can no longer dismiss the inflows of migrants at its southern border as a seasonal spike.

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    Resentment on the Western Front

    Sławomir Sierakowski thinks the Polish public needs a more open and honest conversation about refugees before resentment spirals.
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    Crypto’s Well-Worn Path to Crisis

    Xavier Vives writes that, despite the novelty of the assets, the narrative of FTX’s collapse was established long ago.
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    The Unavoidable Crash

    Nouriel Roubini anticipates a stagflationary debt crisis, owing to a dangerous combination of inflation and over-borrowing.
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    War Over Taiwan?

    Joseph S. Nye, Jr. considers whether a deterrence arrangement that has worked for 50 years is still sufficient.
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    The Contested Fed

    James Livingston

    By all accounts, central banks – particularly the Fed, because the dollar is still the world’s dominant currency – already act as investment authorities. But their recent bailouts have exacerbated economic inequality, and have done little or nothing to address climate change.

    reviews three books that, each in its own way, reveal a central truth about the world’s leading central bank.
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    The Economics of Mainstreaming Climate Action

    Jean Pisani-Ferry & Selma Mahfouz identify the risks and short-term costs associated with the energy transition over the next decade.
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    Killing Twitter

    Antara Haldar explains what Elon Musk fundamentally misunderstands about the platform – and about free speech.
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    The Napoleons of Big Tech

    Bill Emmott

    Recent events in the technology sector suggest that investors and lenders should be demanding a premium to cover the risk that a star entrepreneur will become an egomaniacal dictator. With each business cycle, it seems, old lessons must be relearned.

    sees in the industry’s harsh reckoning this year lessons that apparently can’t be learned often enough.
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    The Crypto Emperor’s New Clothes

    The collapse of several crypto platforms this year – including the spectacular crash of the second-largest cryptocurrency exchange, FTX – has raised fundamental questions about the credibility of a digital innovation once hailed as the key to democratizing finance. Has crypto finally been exposed as a scam, or will a new, stronger crypto industry emerge from the current turmoil?

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