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    The Key to Unlocking Africa’s Economic Potential

    Landry Signé explains why fostering trade integration and regional value chains is essential for the continent to prosper.
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    How the West Poisoned Its Money

    Yanis Varoufakis explains why inflation can’t cure investors’ addiction to more than a decade of often-negative interest rates.
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    In the Dollar We Trust

    Jeffrey Frankel argues that the greenback’s recent surge is being driven by the relative resiliency of the US economy.
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    Why US Inflation Is Headed Down

    Dambisa Moyo argues that, despite the disappointing August numbers, the US is still on track to restore price stability.
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    Is the Pound Close to the Breaking Point?

    Gene Frieda argues that the United Kingdom’s planned energy price cap could lead to a sterling collapse.
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    Will the Fed Strangle Latin America Again?

    Ernesto Talvi explains why rising US interest rates will not cause another “lost decade” for the region.
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    The Strategy Against Russia Is Working and Must Continue

    Josep Borrell says that Ukrainian forces’ recent success shows that Western sanctions are achieving their intended effect.
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    The Long Shadow of Black Wednesday

    Barry Eichengreen recalls why the UK crashed out of the incipient eurozone 30 years ago – and shows why it still matters today.
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    The Key to Unlocking Africa’s Economic Potential

    Landry Signé explains why fostering trade integration and regional value chains is essential for the continent to prosper.
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    Geopolitical Davids and Goliaths

    Harold James considers lessons from smaller countries about how to wield power and influence in the twenty-first century.
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    Preparing for the Next Global Catastrophe

    José Manuel Barroso explains why global leaders must focus on creating equitable response mechanisms ahead of the next crisis.
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    Italy’s Next Government Must Tackle Climate Security

    Luca Bergamaschi shows why the country’s politicians can no longer afford to ignore a major threat to national security.
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    Europe and the New Non-Alignment

    Laurence Tubiana

    Despite the massive civilian suffering in Ukraine, many countries have been wary of taking sides, owing both to a perception of European double standards and to Russia’s leverage over energy and commodity prices. But while new geopolitical dynamics have complicated climate advocacy, they certainly haven't derailed it.

    sees both challenges and opportunities for climate policy in an era of geopolitical fragmentation.
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    The Sting of Climate Risk Is in the Tails

    Mark Cliffe thinks conventional models have overemphasized the long term at the expense of more immediate threats.
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    Should Humanities Professors Be Automated?

    Nicholas Agar considers the implications of recent successes with AI-generated academic research and writing.
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    Should Energy Companies’ Windfall Profits Be Taxed?

    Imposing a one-off tax on energy companies’ extraordinary profits might seem like a no-brainer at a time of soaring inflation, but the idea has more than a few detractors. As policymakers in a growing number of economies move ahead, we asked PS commentators whether they are right to do so.

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    The Global Necessity of American Democracy

    Javier Solana shows why the political health of the United States has become a matter of global concern.

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