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Russian President Vladimir Putin is playing a dangerous game of brinkmanship vis-à-vis Ukraine, and might be as relieved at the current standstill as the US and its @NATO  allies are, say Hilary Appel and Jennifer Taw of @CMCnews .

With a more effective social model and more targeted fiscal support, Europe has managed the pandemic-induced economic crisis better than the US has, argues @pisaniferry .

Andrew Sheng of @AsiaGInstitute  and Xiao Geng of @PKU1898  argue that measuring the monetary losses and foregone GDP caused by the #pandemic  misses the most important question policymakers face.

With the Ukraine crisis building, Joschka Fischer wonders when the German government will wake up to the facts and recognize what is ultimately at stake.

Ultimately, the battle against climate change will be won or lost in the Asia-Pacific region, write @ADB_HQ  President Masatsugu Asakawa, Sri Mulyani Indrawati, and Carlos Dominguez@SecSonnySays ).

The more the intolerant left succeeds in imposing itself in higher education, the stronger the far right becomes, because both sides reject the Enlightenment, worries @UW 's Daniel Chirot.

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For Southeast Asia’s 600 million people, China's territorial claims and island-building in the South China Sea pose a potentially existential risk, notes Kent Harrington.

Like other markets driven by exuberance, impulse purchases, and hype, the fast-moving and speculative non-fungible token market could burn many investors, warn Patrick Reinmoeller and @karlschmedders  of @IMD_Bschool .

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It’s not an exaggeration to say that 2020 and the next few years will determine the fate not only of the United States and China, but also of the world, writes @georgesoros  #Davos  @wef  #wef20  | #PSonPoint  is a premium article

By imposing draconian new security laws on #HongKong , Chinese President#XiJinping  has in effect annulled the “one country, two systems” agreement that has served #China  and the city for over two decades, says Chris Patten. #OneCountryTwoSystems 

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Over the weekend, #China  revealed new details of its national security law for #HongKong , which allows the #CPC  to significantly tighten its control over the city. In May, Minxin Pei wrote about the “calamitous consequences” of the law.

@georgesoros  sees hope in popular rebellions like Hong Kong's, and in education that reinforces individual autonomy #Davos  @wef  #wef20  | #PSonPoint  is a premium article

The @UN  must not stand by idly while #China  breaches an international treaty and destroys what is left of #HongKong 's freedoms and autonomy, writes @YangheeLeeSKKU , a former UN special rapporteur.

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