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Tarek Osman

Tarek Osman

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Tarek Osman is the author of Islamism: What It Means for the Middle East and the World (Yale University Press, 2016) and Egypt on the Brink (Yale University Press, 2010).

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  1. What Saudi Arabia Wants
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    What Saudi Arabia Wants

    Jul 14, 2022 Tarek Osman thinks the Kingdom will use recent diplomatic gains to secure three strategic objectives.

  2. The Arab World’s Coming Challenges
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    The Arab World’s Coming Challenges

    Jun 13, 2017 Tarek Osman identifies four key trends that are brewing a new set of problems for the Middle East.

  3. The Religion Question in the New Year
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    The Religion Question in the New Year

    Jan 23, 2017 Tarek Osman says the Middle East's young people can learn from religious history to move their region forward.

  4. Arab Prospects Beyond the Arab Spring

    Arab Prospects Beyond the Arab Spring

    Jan 21, 2014 Tarek Osman assesses the Arab world's prospects three years after the uprisings that shook the region.

  5. The Saudi Spring?
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    The Saudi Spring?

    Nov 13, 2013 Tarek Osman on Saudi Arabia as a constitutional monarchy.

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    Why Populists Don’t Concede

    Jan-Werner Mueller

    With election denial becoming a new global trend, it is necessary to ask why so many citizens would accept leaders who fraudulently cry “fraud.” Even when they leave power quietly, populist politicians have exploited political polarization and indoctrinated their supporters never to trust the system.

    explains the political logic of fraudulently crying “fraud” in response to an electoral loss.
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    The Challenge of Monetary Tightening

    Takatoshi Ito identifies the main risks raised by central banks’ efforts to rein in inflation.
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    The High Stakes of Climate-Risk Accounting

    Gernot Wagner & Tom Brookes show why economists can no longer ignore the need for a far more comprehensive set of welfare indicators.
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    The Cost of the Fed’s Challenged Credibility

    Mohamed A. El-Erian interprets the latest market tumult as the price of delaying monetary-policy tightening for too long.
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    Core Dangers for the Fed and China

    Stephen S. Roach

    Just as a fixation on core inflation can mislead central banks, as it has done with the US Federal Reserve, the power of a “core leader” like China’s Xi Jinping is a recipe for misdirected and ultimately unsustainable policy regimes. The very notion of a core adds a false sense of precision when addressing complex problems.

    thinks the US central bank and Chinese governance share a conceptual weakness leading to major policy blunders.
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    Amazon’s Satanic Mills

    Antara Haldar sees recent unionization efforts as a welcome response to an unethical and inhumane business model.
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    Asia’s Captive Market for Migrant Labor

    M. Niaz Asadullah highlights how an entrenched alliance of politicians, bureaucrats, and business elites is exploiting workers.
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    In Search of a Development Plan for Asia

    Andrew Sheng & Xiao Geng argue that bottom-up institutions – not top-down strategies – are the key to regional integration.
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    Giorgia Meloni’s Moment

    Bill Emmott sees little difference between the Brothers of Italy’s program and that of recent right-wing governments.

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