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Macron’s Vision for European Autonomy Crashed and Burned in Ukraine

Five years ago, French President Emmanuel Macron was elected on the promise of revitalizing the European Union with new vigor and vision.. Instead of leading Europe, as he had undoubtedly hoped to do, Macron has ceded the field to others. Russia’s war has laid bare his deep-rooted strategic misconception of Europe as strategically autonomous.

8 April 2022
Bart M. J. Szewczyk
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I’ve Dealt With Foreign Cyberattacks. America Isn’t Ready for What’s Coming.

Russia’s war on Ukraine might be that “future emergency.” If we don’t want to have to worry about Russian hackers contaminating our drinking water every time we turn on the faucet, now is the time to rethink our approach.

4 March 2022
Glenn S. Gerstell
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We’ve Entered a New Phase of the Pandemic. It’s Time for New Metrics.

New guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for community masking are a welcome change. They are reasonable, well-timed and consistent with the science that needs to be guiding the United States’ pandemic response. They also mark a turning point for how people, institutions and governments should respond to the coronavirus.

25 February 2022
Ashish Jha
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Measuring Poverty Properly

The gap between rich and poor continues to widen around the world, but governments cannot provide the necessary resources to raise living standards without accurate measures of the scope of the problem. The Multidimensional Poverty Index offers policymakers an essential tool for building an adequate safety net.

15 February 2022
Nurul Izzah Anwar
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The Myth of Tech Exceptionalism

How tech uses the promise of endless innovation to ward off regulating even its present-day harms.

10 February 2022
Yael Eisenstat and Nils Gilman
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How Facebook Fuels Religious Violence

Facebook, as well as other social media platforms looking to expand globally, must make curbing hate speech abroad a higher priority. It’s time for the company to adopt a meaningful and well-resourced approach to moderating hate speech—one that focuses on enfranchisement and safety.

4 February 2022
Mubashar Hasan, Geoffrey Macdonald, and Hui Hui Ooi
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10 Ideas to Fix Democracy

Foreign Policy brought together 10 prominent thinkers to share their most important fixes to reform the workings of democracy, defend it against its enemies at home and abroad, and ensure it survives and thrives by better serving the people it governs.

20 January 2022
L. DRUTMAN, T. HENDRIK ILVES, Y. MOUNK, E. PORTER, A. FOGH RAS
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Why Democrats Are So Bad at Defending Democracy

When it comes to elections, the Republican Party operates within a carapace of lies. So we rely on the Democrats to preserve our system of government. The problem is that Democrats live within their own insular echo chamber.

6 January 2022
David Brooks
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Empowering Healthy, Resilient Hometowns

Mitigating and adapting to climate change require good urban planning, particularly climate-sensitive design. But, despite the need for rapid action, cities like Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone, often face high and unnecessary impediments.

21 December 2021
YVONNE AKI-SAWYERR
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When Democracy Gets Old

Beyond a respect for basic democratic processes and values, one thing that the world's democracies share is that they are all skewing older. Insofar as this trend leaves them more risk-averse and less capable of generating a long-term vision, it may be time to consider lowering the voting age.

8 December 2021
FEDERICO FUBINI
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