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Glass Half Full

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One of the greatest modern political leaders explains what COVID means for the political and economic shape of the future.

  Mervyn King on radical uncertainty

Full of Passionate Intensity

An Interview with Sir Mervyn King

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The former Governor of the Bank of England talks about why our obsession with modeling and quantifying brings with it systemic risks.

  Michael Abramowitz on freedom and COVID

The (Not So) Free World

An Interview with Michael Abramowitz

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The Freedom House director takes a hard look at the state of civil rights and the rule of law around the world -- the U.S. not exempted.

Squeeze Play

by Emily de La Bruyère

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China's is making a soft-power play around its creditors in the midst of the COVID pandemic.

  Adam Tooze on the COVID economy

The New New Economy

An Interview with Adam Tooze

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A leading historian lays out the economic transformation COVID has wrought, and why it carries global risks.

Don't Know Much

An Interview with David Dunning

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The eminent psychology professor and co-discoverer of the Dunning-Kruger Effect on what we know, what we don't, and what we don't know we don't know.

Going Viral

How phages can save the world from superbugs

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Phages are the latest weapon (and may be our last hope) in our fight against superbugs, argues a prominent epidemiologist in her new book The Perfect Predator.

Game of Phones

By Emily de La Bruyere and Nathan Picarsic

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The race to control 5G standards and hardware is a key part of Chinese geostrategy. Why doesn't America have anything similar in its toolkit?

  Nouriel Roubini on cryptocurrency and the blockchain

Crypto Inferno

An Interview with Nouriel Roubini

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A leading global economist explains why cryptocurrency and the blockchain are headed for disastrous irrelevance.

  John Negroponte on Trump and U.S. power

World Leader

An Interview with John Negroponte

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The legendary statesman talks about U.S. strength after Trump and why pulling out of the Paris Accords was a terrible mistake.