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Sergei Guriev

Sergei Guriev

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Sergei Guriev, Provost and Professor of Economics at Sciences Po, is the co-author (with Daniel Treisman) of Spin Dictators: The Changing Face of Tyranny in the 21st Century (Princeton University Press, 2022).

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  1. The Russia Sanctions Are Working
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    The Russia Sanctions Are Working

    Aug 22, 2023 Sergei Guriev examines the country's rapidly deteriorating fiscal outlook in the wake of the ruble's latest tumble.

  2. Sergei Guriev on Putin, populism, Chinese repression, and more
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    Sergei Guriev on Putin, populism, Chinese repression, and more

    Feb 7, 2023 Sergei Guriev assesses the strength of the Russian president’s grip on power, predicts that Xi Jinping’s embrace of personalist rule will lead to policy missteps, urges the West to pursue a strategy of “adversarial engagement” toward modern dictators, and more.

  3. The Return of the End of History
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    The Return of the End of History

    Dec 12, 2022 Sergei Guriev sees Russia's failing war as an exception that proves the rule that liberal democracy beats the alternatives.

  4. Disquiet on the Western Front
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    Disquiet on the Western Front

    Nov 10, 2022 Sergei Guriev calls attention to the threat of autocratic influence peddling in democratic capitals.

  5. Europe’s Oil Embargo Is Not Enough
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    Europe’s Oil Embargo Is Not Enough

    Jun 3, 2022 Sergei Guriev makes the case for the immediate imposition of a price cap on Russian crude.

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    The Language of Political Control

    Robert Skidelsky views recent linguistic innovations as manipulative efforts to compel “correct” thought and perception.
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    Globalization vs. Democracy

    Kaushik Basu highlights the contradictions and vulnerabilities inherent in the current international order.
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    The West’s New Infrastructure Imperative

    Diane Coyle explains why a broader conception of the term could reflect a renewed interest in investing in the future.
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    An Iran-Israel War?

    Iran’s mass ballistic missile and drone attack on Israel last week raised anew the specter of a widening Middle East war that draws in Iran and its proxies, as well as Western countries like the United States. The urgent need to defuse tensions – starting by ending Israel’s war in Gaza and pursuing a lasting political solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict – is obvious, but can it be done?

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    What a Climate-Aligned IMF Would Look Like

    Mohamed Nasheed & Rakesh Mohan explain how the managing director can fully position the institution to help the most vulnerable countries.
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    The Key to Transforming African Health

    Jayati Ghosh highlights efforts to foster scientific innovation and drug manufacturing on the continent.
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    China’s Rebalancing Imperative

    Stephen S. Roach

    The most successful development stories almost always involve major shifts in the sources of economic growth, which in turn allow economies to reinvent themselves out of necessity or by design. In China, the interplay of mounting external pressures, lagging household consumption, and falling productivity will increasingly shape China’s policy choices in the years ahead.

    explains why the Chinese authorities should switch to a consumption- and productivity-led growth model.
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    From Welfare State to Safe State in Latin America

    Jorge G. Castañeda & Carlos Ominami

    Designing a progressive anti-violence strategy that delivers the safety for which a huge share of Latin Americans crave is perhaps the most difficult challenge facing many of the region’s governments. But it is also the most important.

    urge the region’s progressives to start treating security as an essential component of social protection.
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    The Urgency of Sovereign-Debt Restructuring

    José Antonio Ocampo highlights the need for a comprehensive mechanism to deliver relief to low- and middle-income countries.

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