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Michael Burleigh

Michael Burleigh

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Michael Burleigh, a senior fellow at LSE Ideas, is the author, most recently, of Populism: Before and After the Pandemic (Hurst 2021).

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  1. A Dangerous New Variant of Populism
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    A Dangerous New Variant of Populism

    Aug 10, 2021 Michael Burleigh warns that conspiracy theorists and cranks are becoming fellow travelers to anti-green constituencies.

  2. Killer Politics
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    Killer Politics

    Jun 18, 2021 Michael Burleigh considers the history of assassination, its abiding place in popular culture, and its comeback as a tactic.

  3. The Second Coming of Fascism?
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    The Second Coming of Fascism?

    Jan 3, 2019 Michael Burleigh thinks we are witnessing not the rise of new Mussolinis, but the decay of modern conservatism.

  4. Brexit vs. the Irish Question
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    Brexit vs. the Irish Question

    Nov 7, 2018 Michael Burleigh marvels at Conservative Brexiteers' utter failure to consider the future of the peace accord – or of the UK.

  5. Confronting a New Era of Anti-Semitism
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    Confronting a New Era of Anti-Semitism

    Apr 6, 2017 Michael Burleigh finds hope in World Jewish Congress President Ronald Lauder's efforts to combat hate worldwide.

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    Reckoning With a New Authoritarian Bloc

    Joschka Fischer considers the implications of a northern Asian alliance that exists primarily to challenge American hegemony.
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    Is Europe Too Big for Further Enlargement?

    Ana Palacio warns that even if candidates meet accession criteria, decision-making processes would need to be reformed.
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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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