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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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    Health Messaging in the Disinformation Age

    William A. Haseltine explains how officials can win back the public's trust after recent communication failures.
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    PS on Sunday

    A selection of essential PS content from the past seven days, giving you the information and insights you need as you prepare to start the new week.

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    Fighting Big Lies

    Noëlle Lenoir sees the need for stronger legal action against malicious disinformation and those who spread it.
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    The Fight for Press Freedom Is Local

    Jos Midas Bartman argues that authoritarian subnational elites often pose the greatest threat to journalists.
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    Elon Musk’s Twitter Test

    Zach Meyers thinks the world’s richest person may come to lament the freedom that Europe’s Big Tech laws offer.
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    The Failure of Russia’s Media Elite

    Maxim Mironov argues that establishment contempt for mass audiences left the path clear for Vladimir Putin’s propaganda.
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    Hungary’s Manipulated Election

    Bálint Magyar & Bálint Madlovics show why the vote returning Fidesz to power cannot be considered “free and fair,” or even “free but not fair.”
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    How to Disrupt the Fake News Market

    Mohamed Suliman suggests steps governments and consumers can take to minimize the spread of misinformation online.
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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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