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Putin’s War on Ukraine

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    What Stopped Globalization?

    Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg shows how the Ukraine war achieved what neither soaring inequality nor the COVID-19 pandemic could.
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    Winter Is Coming, and Putin Is Failing

    Carl Bildt thinks Ukraine’s counteroffensive in the northeast has fundamentally altered the course of the war.
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    Who Is Winning the War in Ukraine?

    Shlomo Ben-Ami argues that the United States needs to curtail defense contractors' influence over its foreign policy.
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    Do Most Russians Support the War in Ukraine?

    Andrei Kolesnikov & Denis Volkov paint a more nuanced picture of public opinion than headline polling figures suggest.
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    Ukraine Is Palestine, Not Israel

    Slavoj Žižek explains why the war must be framed in universal terms, rather than as a defense of Europe.
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    Ukraine’s Coming Winter of Decision

    Richard Haass thinks the country’s leaders will have to use the lull in the fighting to weigh war goals and economic costs.
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    The Strategy Against Russia Is Working and Must Continue

    Josep Borrell says that Ukrainian forces’ recent success shows that Western sanctions are achieving their intended effect.
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    India’s Long Infatuation with Russia Must End

    Shashi Tharoor argues that an increasingly China-dependent Kremlin has become a highly unreliable partner.
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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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