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Joschka Fischer

Joschka Fischer

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Joschka Fischer, Germany’s foreign minister and vice chancellor from 1998 to 2005, was a leader of the German Green Party for almost 20 years.

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  1. Is AI a Master or Slave?
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    Is AI a Master or Slave?

    Sep 28, 2023 Joschka Fischer wonders whether humanity can even hope to maintain control in an era of “mega-crisis.”

  2. Europe Can No Longer Afford Disunity
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    Europe Can No Longer Afford Disunity

    Sep 1, 2023 Joschka Fischer urges policymakers to address the continent’s structural challenges by forging closer political and military ties.

  3. Erdoğan Comes in from the Cold
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    Erdoğan Comes in from the Cold

    Jul 21, 2023 Joschka Fischer interprets recent moves by the Turkish president as an indication that he is realigning with the West.

  4. Heightened Risk from a Weakened Russia
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    Heightened Risk from a Weakened Russia

    Jul 4, 2023 Joschka Fischer considers the lasting implications of the Wagner Group's dramatic, unresisted march on Moscow.

  5. Will Europe Be the World's Biggest Loser?
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    Will Europe Be the World's Biggest Loser?

    May 18, 2023 Joschka Fischer doubts that the bloc's interests will be well served in a reorganized multipolar international order.

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    Putin and Kim’s Cartoon Summit

    Nina L. Khrushcheva thinks that Russia's recent meeting with North Korea was intended primarily as a warning to the South.
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    Saudi Arabia’s New Nationalism

    Bernard Haykel explains the reasoning behind the Kingdom's ongoing domestic- and foreign-policy transformation.
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    The Green Growth Mindset

    Gernot Wagner sees doctrinaire debates about capitalism as irrelevant or even deleterious to the decarbonization effort.
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    Africa Is the Future of Multilateralism

    Mark Malloch-Brown explains why the continent should be at the forefront of efforts to bring about international reforms.
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    A Chinese Bubble Long in the Making

    Yi Fuxian

    The Chinese government is very good at covering up small problems, but these often pile up into much bigger ones that can no longer be ignored. The current real-estate bubble is a case in point, casting serious doubts not just on the wisdom of past policies but also on China's long-term economic future.

    traces the long roots of the country's mounting economic and financial problems.
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    Industrial Policy Is Back

    From semiconductors to electric vehicles, governments are identifying the strategic industries of the future and intervening to support them – abandoning decades of neoliberal orthodoxy in the process. Are industrial policies the key to tackling twenty-first-century economic challenges or a recipe for market distortions and lower efficiency?

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    Is AI a Master or Slave?

    Joschka Fischer wonders whether humanity can even hope to maintain control in an era of “mega-crisis.”
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    Laying Chicago Economics to Rest

    Antara Haldar

    From breakthroughs in behavioral economics to mounting evidence in the real world, there is good reason to think that the economic orthodoxy of the past 50 years now has one foot in the grave. The question is whether the mainstream economics profession has gotten the memo.

    looks back on 50 years of neoclassical economic orthodoxy and the damage it has wrought.
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    America’s Broken Civic Bargain

    J. Bradford DeLong worries that Republicans have abandoned one of the core principles that sustains a democracy over time.

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