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Raj Persaud

Raj Persaud

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Raj Persaud is a psychiatrist and author of The Mental Vaccine for COVID-19 (Amberley Publishing, 2021).

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  1. What Motivates Killer Nurses?
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    What Motivates Killer Nurses?

    Aug 24, 2023 Raj Persaud considers why health-care professionals like Lucy Letby, whose case has haunted the UK, murder their patients.

  2. The World Cup Syndrome
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    The World Cup Syndrome

    Nov 29, 2022 Raj Persaud reflects on the effects that loving the “beautiful game” can have on one’s health and finances.

  3. The End of Boris’s Illusion
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    The End of Boris’s Illusion

    Jul 8, 2022 Raj Persaud thinks the outgoing British prime minister owes both his rise and his fall to excessive positivity.

  4. An Interview with Raj Persaud
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    An Interview with Raj Persaud

    Jul 27, 2021 Raj Persaud considers how to counter Donald Trump’s sophisticated psychological techniques, explains how lockdowns can fuel risky behavior, and offers advice for navigating the post-pandemic transition.

  5. Requiem for the Stiff Upper Lip
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    Requiem for the Stiff Upper Lip

    Apr 17, 2021 Raj Persaud & Adrian Furnham wonder if Prince Philip's signature stoicism still has a place in contemporary society.

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    Europe’s Carbon Border Tax Advances the Fight Against Climate Change

    Jeffrey Frankel shows how the European Union’s carbon-price mechanism could encourage other countries to follow suit.
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    Africa Can’t Prosper Without Regional Trade

    Kingsley Moghalu argues that the continent has been missing a key ingredient of robust, sustained growth.
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    Divestment from Israel Will Not Bring Peace

    Anne O. Krueger argues that meeting protesters' demand would weaken US universities – one of America’s sources of strength.
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    The US-China Trade War Heats Up

    A spate of new US tariffs on Chinese goods has raised the specter of full economic decoupling between the world’s two largest economies. For many observers, the measures are not only misguided, but also counter-productive, with the potential to undermine economic dynamism, hamper climate action, and trigger geopolitical conflict.

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    The Indian Election and the Country’s Economic Future

    Raghuram G. Rajan

    Economically, India today feels like a place of limitless possibilities. But with only a narrow window in which to grow rich before it grows old, the policy decisions it makes today will have an outsize influence on its future prospects.

    worries that the country will squander its massive potential by trying to emulate China's growth strategy.
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    How Europe Can Get the Green Deal Done

    Simone Tagliapietra proposes EU-level measures that would help offset the negative distributional effects of climate policy.
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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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