Relevance beyond the crisis
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Vaccine diplomacy: Soft power lessons from China and Russia
New Opportunities 2021: India plans reforms shielded by robust economic growth
India will rely on targeted supply-side spending to help resurrect the country’s Covid-battered growth. Narendra Modi’s government also hopes to implement critical but long-delayed structural reforms that could become possible if economic recovery is as strong as expected. The plan hinges on a stretch goal: exceeding 14 percent nominal GDP ...
New Opportunities 2021: A post-Covid rebound in the U.S. is all but inevitable
The United States is a resilient nation positioned to make a quick post-pandemic recovery. A broad assessment of the elements of U.S. power and the state of American society finds few challenges related to the Covid-19 that could undermine the country’s stability or sap its capacity to project its global ...
Fast growth in 2021, but not for everybody
Many forecast that 2021 will be characterized by vigorous growth and that, by the end of the coming year, the world economy will have recovered from the 2020 losses. The author takes a more discriminating view and argues that only a few countries, China among them, will be back on ...
The loss of constitutional protection
In an atmosphere of panic over the Covid-19 crisis, European governments are enacting more and more open-ended measures that are often of dubious utility for containing the pandemic but severely restrict personal freedom, privacy and entrepreneurship. Alarmingly, citizens’ rights enshrined in constitutions are being set aside.