Key policy takeaways from Francis Fukuyama on why Ukraine will win; Jean Oi on U.S.-China climate cooperation; Rose Gottemoeller on nuclear arms control in Europe; Michael McFaul on sanctions and Russia; Larry Diamond on ranked-choice voting; and Renee DiResta on hate speech on social media.
The Long Arc of Historical Progress
Francis Fukuyama, Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow
Wall Street Journal, 4/29/22
The liberal order requires believers in democracy to actively support it, in Ukraine and around the world.
The idea of an “arc of history” does not deny the importance of individual agency; it just sees those actions within conditions set by larger structural forces.
In history, the doctrine that limited political power with laws and constitutional checks quickly became associated with rapid economic growth.
Regimes committed to principles of equality and freedom have spread substantially over recent centuries.
Liberal democracy has not triumphed universally around the world and, indeed, has been in retreat over the last 15 years where countries have weaponized technology.
The liberal idea remains very vivid for the hundreds of thousands of people who leave poor and violent countries each year in search of freedom and opportunity.
The West Needs to Up its Sanctions Game Against Russia
Michael McFaul, FSI Director
Washington Post, 5/03/22
The future sustainability of the Earth cannot do without the coordinated actions of its two largest carbon polluters — the U.S. and China.
We need open-science research and development collaboration between the U.S. and China.
We need to be explicitly cognizant of political and institutional constraints in this relationship.
We need a better understanding of who the relevant actors are in both policy making and implementation and the incentives they face.
We need shared, clearly specified regulatory frameworks and standards on climate change across both nations.
Universities can play a significant role in the global energy transition. They are the birthplaces of innovative technology, training grounds for global talent, and conveners of bilateral and multilateral dialogues.
Everything Counts: Building a Control Regime for Nonstrategic Nuclear Warheads in Europe
Rose Gottemoeller, Steven C. Házy Lecturer at CISAC
James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, 5/11/22
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