In this era of geopolitical competition, Europe believes it offers an approach based upon multilateralism and international solidarity. To convince others of this viable alternative, Europe must better understand perceptions in the Global South and improve its own international standing.
In a region already struggling with pandemic recovery, the fallout from the Russia invasion could be the straw that breaks the camel’s back.
As India commemorates the seventy-fifth anniversary of the country’s independence from the British Raj, one question above all strikes at the heart of democracy’s uncertain future: who belongs in today’s India?
EU integration has been propelled by both treaty change and improvised action. To continue to adapt and respond in this era of crises, the union should adopt limited treaty amendments that implement the conclusions reached at the Conference on the Future of Europe.
The increasing fragility of Putin’s leadership will make the Russian elite both more divided and more autonomous—but that’s not to say a coup is in the cards.
Japan and the United States would benefit immensely from cultivating closer ties between their startup ecosystems and other efforts to spur shared innovation.
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Jon Bateman provides a comprehensive guidebook for U.S. policymakers to responsibly curb technological interdependence with China while avoiding self-destructive decoupling. The report recommends bold domestic investments (R&D, education, and more) coupled with narrow restrictions in a few strategic technology areas.
Frances Z. Brown recommends fragile states and their international partners prepare for the next crisis by strengthening anti-corruption efforts, supporting high-quality political leadership, and aiming to bolster societal trust, while acknowledging that building resilience can often surface thorny tradeoffs.
David McNair recommends steps for the IMF and World Bank to support struggling African economies in the wake of Russia’s Ukraine invasion, including providing $100 billion for pandemic-related recovery, offering a debt sustainability solution, and maximizing lending to vulnerable countries.