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State of Hope

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    A Human-Rights Approach to Global Challenges

    Mary Robinson

    The world will neither rebuild from the pandemic, nor have any chance of tackling wider existential threats such as climate change, until leaders once more instill a sense of hope in political and civic life. Fortunately, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights offers a roadmap to help humanity chart a path forward.

    says that a roadmap already exists to help humanity overcome the pandemic and tackle climate change.

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    Understanding the US-China Rivalry

    Edoardo Campanella

    US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan may have widened the divide between the United States and China even further. But the Sino-American rivalry has been building for years, if not decades, alongside each power's evolving role in the international system.

    reviews five recent books on the recent history, and worrisome future, of the Sino-American relationship.
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    Will US-China Tensions Boil Over?

    A toxic mix of mutual distrust and rising nationalism – with Taiwan the immediate flash point – has brought Sino-American relations to their lowest point in decades. While neither China nor the United States appears to want a military conflict, we asked PS commentators whether the two powers might nonetheless stumble into one.

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