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Philippe Legrain

Philippe Legrain

32 commentaries
1 videos & podcasts

Philippe Legrain, a former economic adviser to the president of the European Commission, is a visiting senior fellow at the London School of Economics’ European Institute and the founder of Open Political Economy Network (OPEN), an international think-tank whose mission is to advance open, liberal societies. His most recent book is European Spring: Why Our Economies and Politics are in a Mess – and How to Put Them Right.

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  1. tharoor143_PUNIT PARANJPEAFP via Getty Images_indiaprotest Punit Paranjpe/AFP via Getty Images

    Whose India?

    Shashi Tharoor thinks the battle for the country's secular soul is not yet lost to the Hindu nationalists in power since 2014.
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    Avoiding the Trump Trap

    Eric Posner

    As US President Donald Trump's popularity continues to drop ahead of November's election, he has sought new ways to stoke the public fear and panic that led him to victory in 2016. For his presumptive opponent, Joe Biden, the best strategy may be to make Trump's demagoguery a theme of his campaign.

    warns optimistic US Democrats that the president's political advantages are about to become more salient.
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    Hope for a New “UN Moment”

    Kemal Derviş

    When the United Nations celebrates its 75th anniversary this September, the US will still be misgoverned by a transactional president who has no interest in global rules. But if that rules out a rebirth of global multilateralism this fall, things could look very different next spring.

    sees a chance to renew multilateralism next spring, following the UN's 75th anniversary celebration this fall.

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