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Philippe Legrain

Philippe Legrain

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Philippe Legrain, a former economic adviser to the president of the European Commission, is Visiting Senior Fellow at the London School of Economics’ European Institute and the author of Them and Us: How Immigrants and Locals Can Thrive Together (Oneworld, 2020).  

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  1. Europe Must Rearm Now
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    Europe Must Rearm Now

    Feb 13, 2024 Philippe Legrain urges NATO's European members to act immediately on the threat that the United States could abandon them.

  2. A Brexit Reset?
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    A Brexit Reset?

    Mar 1, 2023 Philippe Legrain sees reason to hope that the Windsor Framework for Northern Ireland will help revive EU-UK relations.

  3. Can Anti-EU Populism Survive Putin’s War?
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    Can Anti-EU Populism Survive Putin’s War?

    Apr 19, 2022 Philippe Legrain highlights growing evidence that Russia’s attack on Ukraine has weakened its allies in Europe.

  4. An Interview with Philippe Legrain
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    An Interview with Philippe Legrain

    Dec 1, 2020 Philippe Legrain says the EU and member states’ governments should hold populists’ feet to the fire, calls for a Franco-German grand bargain, and explains how to ensure that welcoming refugees yields economic dividends.

  5. Populism After Trump
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    Populism After Trump

    Nov 16, 2020 Philippe Legrain explains why the US president's election loss is bad news for his foreign counterparts, especially in Europe.

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    Carbon Credits Hold the Key to Combating Deforestation

    Roselyn Fosuah Adjei explains how nature-based offsets could help reduce emissions and benefit local communities.
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    Alexei Navalny Did Not Die for Nothing

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    The Russian opposition leader faced a dilemma that all dissenters in authoritarian states must grapple with: live in exile and fade into obscurity, or confront an oppressive regime and risk imprisonment and torture. Navalny’s choice – and the price he paid for making it – will inspire dissidents for generations to come.

    highlights the crucial role of political martyrs in inspiring resistance to oppressive regimes.
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    The Submergence of Emerging Markets

    Andrés Velasco worries that major middle-income economies are facing a prolonged slowdown, jeopardizing global convergence.
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    How AI Could Reshape Medicine

    Junaid Nabi highlights the new technology’s potential to transform how we diagnose, treat, and prevent diseases.
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    Making Bretton Woods Work for Africa

    Hippolyte Fofack envisions a reformed global financial architecture that provides equal access to long-term patient capital.
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    Making Sense of Society

    Michael Spence considers why a healthy civil society is crucial to good governance and inclusive prosperity.
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    Shock Therapy Killed Navalny

    Antara Haldar argues that while Vladimir Putin bears responsibility, so do the economic policies that put him in power.
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    Putin’s Silk Road Around Sanctions

    Robin Brooks & Simon Johnson urge Europe and the G7 to stop the re-export of Western goods to Russia from Central Asia and the Caucasus.
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    To Fight Climate Change, End Fossil-Fuel Subsidies

    Günther Thallinger & Ludovic Subran urge policymakers to recognize the true costs of a policy that harms the planet and does not help the poor.

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