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The Post-Pandemic Social Contract

2020 Jun 13

While many recent proposals for reforming capitalism would substantially change the way our economies operate, they do not fundamentally alter the narrative about how market economies should work; nor do they represent a radical departure for economic pol

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With Scenes of Police Brutality, America’s Beacon to the World Winks Out

2020 Jun 02

U.S. soft power was already dwindling under Trump. But the new wave of police violence and racial injustice may be drying up the reserves.

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A Chronicle of a Lost Decade Foretold

2020 May 31

Many on the left still cling to the hope that the COVID-19 crisis will translate into the use of state power on behalf of the powerless. But those in authority have never hesitated to harness government intervention to the preservation of oligarchy...

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Pandemic politics: Will COVID-19 exacerbate or mitigate conflicts in Libya and Syria?

2020 May 27

Will COVID-19 prolong conflict in Libya and Syria, or will such wars exacerbate the pandemics spread?

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How Germany Contained the Coronavirus

2020 May 27

Compared to many other countries, Germany has managed the COVID-19 crisis well, owing to its properly funded health system, technological edge, and decisive leadership. But beyond any unique feature of the German system is something that all countries can

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We’ll Be Wearing Things on Our Faces for a Long Time

2020 May 23

You can choose between a mask and a face shield, but you can’t choose nothing.

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Nature Is Our Best Antiviral

2020 May 18

Many countries are already demonstrating how we can build stronger bonds between nature, our economy, and our health.

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Series of discussions in Annabaa Forum for Dialogue: The crisis of the Rentier State

2020 May 15

Annabaa forum for dialogue held an extensive discussion entitled "The Crisis of the Rentier State".

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On Third Try, a New Government for Iraq

2020 May 13

The new Iraqi prime minister has several daunting tasks. Not only must he navigate the politics that delayed his cabinet...

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Where Is the Local News About COVID-19?

2020 May 04

As if disinformation and confusion about COVID-19 at the national level were not bad enough, the pandemic also coincides with rising authoritarianism and declining local news coverage in many countries. Now more than ever...

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Building a Post-Pandemic World Will Not Be Easy

2020 May 04

While both remind us that the Anthropocene epoch may jeopardize our continued existence, and that benign everyday behavior can result in catastrophic outcomes, such similarities must not obscure crucial differences.

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Target R and Wait for the Vaccine

2020 Apr 29

Opening up the economy means allowing more human interaction and hence greater potential for new #COVID19 infections. Two numbers matter for deciding whether this can be done safely any time soon.

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