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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. From Welfare State to Safe State in Latin America
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    From Welfare State to Safe State in Latin America

    Apr 18, 2024 Jorge G. Castañeda & Carlos Ominami urge the region’s progressives to start treating security as an essential component of social protection.

  2. Mexico’s Democracy Is at Stake in 2024
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    Mexico’s Democracy Is at Stake in 2024

    Jan 17, 2024 Jorge G. Castañeda warns that the presidential election in June could end a generation-long trend of transfers of peaceful power.

  3. Allende’s Shadow in Today’s Chile
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    Allende’s Shadow in Today’s Chile

    Sep 8, 2023 Jorge G. Castañeda & Carlos Ominami consider how the failed “road to socialism,” cut short by Pinochet’s coup, still reverberates 50 years later.

  4. Latin America’s Beleaguered Democracies
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    Latin America’s Beleaguered Democracies

    Jul 12, 2023 Jorge G. Castañeda surveys political developments in the region that point to an alarming rise in authoritarian sentiment.

  5. Reversing Latin America’s Democratic Decay
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    Reversing Latin America’s Democratic Decay

    Apr 5, 2023 Jorge G. Castañeda & Carlos Ominami argue that long-term efforts to build strong welfare states must be buttressed by "fast democratic deliverables."

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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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