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Ulrich Speck
Restoring Liberalism
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The Crisis of Liberal Order

The liberal world order is under assault—by the new populists from within and autocrats from without.

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This Should Be Europe’s Wake-Up Call

The Syrian war has come to Europe. Half-hearted diplomatic efforts will not keep it at bay any more.

A Different Rationale
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What Does Putin Want in Syria?

It’s about coalitions and ideas. In the multi-polar world Putin sees emerging, Russia needs a stable of pliant allies, who rely on a robust set of norms legitimating autocratic rule.

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Crude Economics

The decision to extend production cuts was as predictable as it was desperate.

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The Manchester leaks are the product of a dangerously arrogant and unaccountable intelligence community.

Better Late Than Never

More, please.

markets

The share of people who benefit from the stock market should be widening, not contracting.

Market Failure

The EU’s ailing Emissions Trading System is looking more useless than ever before.

Settled Science

Our worst-case climate scenarios are relying on outdated, incorrect coal data.

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