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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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    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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    Capitalism and the Queen

    Jacob Soll places Elizabeth II firmly in the tradition of Adam Smith's ideal of Stoic virtue and disinterested service.
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    Biden’s Trade War Against Himself

    Anne O. Krueger thinks the administration’s protectionism is undercutting the rest of its agenda.
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    What Stopped Globalization?

    Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg shows how the Ukraine war achieved what neither soaring inequality nor the COVID-19 pandemic could.
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    Winter Is Coming, and Putin Is Failing

    Carl Bildt thinks Ukraine’s counteroffensive in the northeast has fundamentally altered the course of the war.
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    The Return of the Anti-Federalists

    James Livingston defends the US Constitution against leftist critics and the Supreme Court’s new right-wing majority.
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    What’s Behind Poland’s Reparation Debate?

    Sławomir Sierakowski explains why the country is suddenly seeking historical compensation from Germany.
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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.
  2. james196_Michael M. SantiagoGetty Images_unitednations Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images

    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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