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    Inequality Spurs Democratic Backsliding

    Susan Stokes shows that countries with fairer economies are less likely to succumb to authoritarian populism.
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    What the New Left Needs

    Dani Rodrik sketches a worker-focused economic program that can take the wind out of right-wing populists' sails.
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    What to Make of the New Russia-North Korea Alliance

    Yoon Young-kwan

    A new military alliance between Russia and North Korea has unnerved China as much as it has the United States and its Asian allies, owing to its potential to destabilize all of Northeast Asia. In developing its response, the West should leverage this strategic incongruence between China and its junior allies.

    thinks a new treaty introduces major new risks that could force China to rein in its junior partners.
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    The Show Trial of Arundhati Roy

    Shashi Tharoor thinks prosecuting the world-renowned author over remarks made in 2010 will backfire on India's government.
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    The Most Incredible Election in French History

    Zaki Laïdi thinks the winnerless outcome only adds to the sense of chaos that has come to define the country’s politics.
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    The Starmer Model

    Daron Acemoglu thinks the UK Labour Party’s victory holds lessons for centrist and center-left parties elsewhere.
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    The Non-Proliferation Problem

    Joseph S. Nye, Jr. shows that the spread of nuclear weapons can always be curtailed, even if not fully prevented.
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    Blame Donald Trump for North Korea’s Saber-Rattling

    Joel Wit reveals how the former US president’s volatile temperament thwarted a historic disarmament agreement.
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    Rich Countries Must Meet Their Biodiversity Financing Pledges

    Mary Robinson urges international policymakers to use the upcoming COP16 summit to close the nature-finance gap.
  2. sstokes4_Scott OlsonGetty Images_trump Scott Olson/Getty Images

    Inequality Spurs Democratic Backsliding

    Susan Stokes shows that countries with fairer economies are less likely to succumb to authoritarian populism.
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    Bracing for a More Inflationary World

    Raghuram G. Rajan thinks central banks will remain under pressure to maintain tighter policies over the medium term.
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    The Irrationality of EU Tariffs on Chinese EVs

    Daniel Gros argues that Europe should be both subsidizing its own green industries and welcoming low-cost green imports.
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    Do We Need a Plaza Accord 2.0?

    Koichi Hamada thinks that policymakers should instead focus on the benefits provided by a flexible exchange-rate regime.
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    The False Distinction Between Industrial and Economic Policy

    Célestin Monga explains why differentiating between “vertical” and “horizontal” government intervention does not hold water.
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    Don’t Be Fooled by China’s Third Plenum

    Stephen S. Roach reminds Western observers that the Chinese government's real priorities are very different from their own.
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    What the New Left Needs

    Dani Rodrik

    The new left that is emerging in Europe and the US must confront head-on both the new structure of the economy and the productivity imperative. Only then will it turn into the genuine political movement of the future and a credible alternative against today's populist far right.

    sketches a worker-focused economic program that can take the wind out of right-wing populists' sails.
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    What to Make of the New Russia-North Korea Alliance

    Yoon Young-kwan

    A new military alliance between Russia and North Korea has unnerved China as much as it has the United States and its Asian allies, owing to its potential to destabilize all of Northeast Asia. In developing its response, the West should leverage this strategic incongruence between China and its junior allies.

    thinks a new treaty introduces major new risks that could force China to rein in its junior partners.

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