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Michael Bröning

Michael Bröning

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Michael Bröning, the author, most recently, of Vom Ende der Freiheit (Dietz, 2021), serves on the Basic Values commission of Germany’s Social Democratic Party.

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  1. Should Germany's AfD Be Banned?
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    Should Germany's AfD Be Banned?

    Jan 23, 2024 Michael Bröning argues that surging popular support for the far-right party requires a political, not a legal, response.

  2. Gaza and the End of Germany’s Willkommenskultur
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    Gaza and the End of Germany’s Willkommenskultur

    Oct 30, 2023 Michael Bröning explains how a surge in anti-Semitism after Hamas’s attack has reset the domestic debate about migration.

  3. Are the Kids Leaning Right?
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    Are the Kids Leaning Right?

    Apr 21, 2022 Michael Bröning sees an age-old electoral pattern being challenged, with potentially dire implications for progressives.

  4. Give Centrism a Chance
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    Give Centrism a Chance

    Oct 30, 2020 Michael Bröning urges progressive political parties to rediscover the merits of pragmatism and moderation.

  5. Germany’s Green Wave
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    Germany’s Green Wave

    Jul 1, 2019 Michael Bröning notes that if current polls hold up, party leader Robert Habeck could be the country's next chancellor.

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    Africa’s Hobbled Hegemons

    Adekeye Adebajo

    In the face of regional turmoil, rising extremism, and heightened geopolitical tensions, Africa urgently needs strong leadership. But its two most significant regional powers, Nigeria and South Africa, are too constrained by domestic challenges to represent Africa’s interests effectively on the world stage.

    examines the causes of political and economic malaise in Nigeria and South Africa.
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    The US Needs a Techno-Industrial Strategy

    Liza Tobin & Addis Goldman outline a three-pronged approach that would entrench American leadership in advanced industries.
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    The Fed Should Not Cut Interest Rates Yet

    Michael R. Strain argues that declaring victory over inflation, while tempting, would be to misread current economic conditions.
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    Preparing for a Future of Extreme Heat Waves

    Renzo R. Guinto urges political leaders to place resilience at the heart of housing, transport, and water policies.
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    Israel Is Enabling Iran’s War of Attrition

    Shlomo Ben-Ami thinks that Binyamin Netanyahu and his messianic allies are hastening the destruction of the Jewish state.
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    Unlocking IMF Reform

    Barry Eichengreen

    Sketching a reform agenda for the International Monetary Fund is easy; implementing reform is hard. It will require, among other things, the US to give up its veto in the institution, and China to assume more responsibility for global stability and the problems of other economies.

    writes that the key is a governance overhaul combined with a renewed focus on the Fund’s core mission.
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    The King of the Americans

    Steve Pincus observes that the US Supreme Court has given the president powers denied to English monarchs since James II.
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    Will Trump Benefit from the Attempt on His Life?

    Shang-Jin Wei draws parallels between the attack on Trump and the incident that swayed the 2004 Taiwanese election.
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    Fighting Climate Change Requires a Different Mindset

    Sonia Guajajara thinks the rest of the world can learn a lot from how indigenous peoples relate to nature.

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