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Donald Trump Against the World

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There is virtually no group of people or country that Donald Trump, the US Republican Party's presumptive presidential nominee, has not insulted or disparaged. What accounts for Trump's extraordinary success, and what would his abrasive political style and unpredictable, often reckless behavior portend for America and the world?

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  1. Trump’s Emotional Intelligence Deficit
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    Trump’s Emotional Intelligence Deficit

    Sep 7, 2016 Joseph S. Nye, Jr. examines why the Republican foreign policy elite have rejected their party's presidential nominee.

  2. Taking Trump Seriously About NATO
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    Taking Trump Seriously About NATO

    Sep 2, 2016 Jacek Rostowski calls out Germany for prioritizing fiscal rectitude over collective-defense commitments.

  3. Trump’s Pro-ISIS Foreign Policy
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    Trump’s Pro-ISIS Foreign Policy

    Aug 24, 2016 Fawaz A. Gerges says the US presidential candidate might as well be reading from the Islamic State's script.

  4. What Putin Sees in Trump
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    What Putin Sees in Trump

    Aug 4, 2016 Christopher Smart explains why the Republican US presidential nominee is no dream candidate for the Kremlin.

  5. Does Putin Really Want a Trump Presidency?
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    Does Putin Really Want a Trump Presidency?

    Aug 3, 2016 Nina L. Khrushcheva thinks Russia's leader would welcome a buffoon in the White House, but not an overly risky bet.

  6. Trump the Traitor
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    Trump the Traitor

    Jul 28, 2016 Bernard-Henri Lévy is terrified by the threat posed by the US presidential candidate to America and the world.

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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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