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Nasser Saidi

Nasser Saidi

Writing for PS since 2016
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Nasser Saidi, former Chief Economist of the Dubai International Financial Center, has served as a vice governor of the Bank of Lebanon and as Lebanon’s Minister of the Economy and Industry. He is the author, most recently, of the OECD report Corporate Governance in the MENA Countries.

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    The Trump Presidency Turns Deadly

    Elizabeth Drew

    Harry Truman famously had a sign on his White House desk that read, “The buck stops here”: ultimate responsibility for the country’s welfare rests with the president. Now contrast that with how the current occupant of the Oval Office has handled the COVID-19 pandemic.

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    China and America Are Failing the Pandemic Test

    Joseph S. Nye, Jr.

    All national leaders must put their country’s interests first, but the important question is how broadly or narrowly they define those interests. Both China and the US are responding to COVID-19 with an inclination toward short-term, zero-sum approaches, and too little attention to international institutions and cooperation.

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