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Kaushik Basu

Kaushik Basu

Writing for PS since 2002
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Kaushik Basu, a former chief economist of the World Bank and chief economic adviser to the Government of India, is Professor of Economics at Cornell University and Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution.

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    All Eyes on Germany

    Helmut K. Anheier

    Compared to governance disasters like the United States under President Donald Trump, contemporary Germany looks like a bastion of stability. But recent books by leading German commentators raise the possibility that Europe's largest economy is not ready for prime time as a global actor. 

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    The United States Blues

    Not long ago, America was the unchallenged global hegemon. But as inept leadership fuels an alarming surge in COVID-19 cases amid deepening economic distress and nationwide protests against systemic racism and police violence, many are wondering whether the US can govern itself, much less lead the world.

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