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Democracy and Its Enemies

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  1. solana145_Nathan PosnerAnadolu Agency via Getty Images_biden Nathan Posner/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

    The Global Necessity of American Democracy

    Javier Solana shows why the political health of the United States has become a matter of global concern.
  2. livingston1_Kent Nishimura  Los Angeles Times via Getty Images_supreme court Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

    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 Breaking Democracy?

    William H. Janeway traces the historical roots of the West’s current problems to the rise of neoliberalism in the 1970s.
  4. qian23_ALEXEI DRUZHININSputnikAFP via Getty Images_xi putin ALEXEI DRUZHININ/Sputnik/AFP via Getty Images

    China’s Future Will Reflect Russia’s

    Nancy Qian highlights how China has often followed in the footsteps of its northern neighbor, for better or worse.
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    Brazil Needs a United Anti-Bolsonaro Front

    Gaspard Estrada sees only one way to end the systematic dismantling of the country's democracy.
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    The GOP Goes Rogue

    Antara Haldar attributes the Republican Party’s craven embrace of Donald Trump to an amoral intellectual movement.
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    Trump’s Blackmail Defense

    Kent Harrington notes that prosecuting the mishandling of top-secret information comes with unique challenges.
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    Progressive Federalism to Combat Judicial Extremism

    Laura Tyson & Lenny Mendonca show how state governments can fend off the Supreme Court’s assault on citizens’ interests and rights.
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    The Republican God That Failed

    Nina L. Khrushcheva considers the implications of Liz Cheney’s primary loss for the GOP and American democracy.
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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.

  9. solana145_Nathan PosnerAnadolu Agency via Getty Images_biden Nathan Posner/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

    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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