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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 Fight the Far-Right Surge
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    Europe Must Fight the Far-Right Surge

    Jun 12, 2024 Philippe Legrain thinks French President Emmanuel Macron was right to challenge the National Rally by calling a snap election.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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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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