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Pierpaolo Barbieri

Former Ernest May Fellow in History and Policy, International Security Program, 2011–2013

 

 

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December 26, 2013

"Mexico's Economic Reform Breakout"

Op-Ed, Wall Street Journal

By Pierpaolo Barbieri, Former Ernest May Fellow in History and Policy, International Security Program, 2011–2013 and Niall Ferguson, Member of the Board, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

For much of the last decade, Mexico and Brazil were a study in contrasts. "Brazil Takes Off" was a typical magazine cover, depicting Rio's huge statue of Christ literally blasting off. The equivalent story for Mexico was "The War Next Door: Why Mexico's Drug Violence is America's Problem Too."

In the past two years, however, the roles have been reversed. Riots in São Paulo and the downfall of billionaire Eike Batista have badly dented Brazil's glamorous image. Meanwhile, a succession of bold moves by Mexico's charismatic new president, Enrique Peña Nieto, have finally awakened foreign observers to the fact that Mexico is Latin America's new "country of the future."

 

 

June 19, 2013

"Trans-Atlantic Trade and Its Discontents"

Op-Ed, New York Times

By Pierpaolo Barbieri, Former Ernest May Fellow in History and Policy, International Security Program, 2011–2013 and Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg

"...[N]ow there is a new trade horizon. At the Group of 8 summit meeting, official talks were launched for an E.U.-U.S. free-trade agreement....On the surface, this is good news for everyone. The collective interests of the world's first- and second-largest markets would be served by an agreement that would boost combined G.D.P. by almost 1 percent. There is great hope that cooperation would reduce unnecessary regulation on both sides of the Atlantic."

 

 

October 9, 2012

"En el Mundo, Pero Fuera de Él"

Op-Ed, El Pais

By Pierpaolo Barbieri, Former Ernest May Fellow in History and Policy, International Security Program, 2011–2013

"La radicalización económica de este tercer Gobierno kirchnerista ha redoblado el control estatista en materia de comercio exterior e industria, tratando de reemplazar la iniciativa privada con fuerza estatal."

 

 

August 24, 2012

"El Autoritarismo Económico en Argentina"

Op-Ed, El Pais

By Pierpaolo Barbieri, Former Ernest May Fellow in History and Policy, International Security Program, 2011–2013

El aislamiento no es sostenible. La libertad es más eficiente —y justa— que el estatalismo.

 

 

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August 9, 2012

"A Lesson in Crony Capitalism"

Op-Ed, Wall Street Journal

By Pierpaolo Barbieri, Former Ernest May Fellow in History and Policy, International Security Program, 2011–2013

"As the U.S. gears up for an important presidential election, Argentina is a sad reminder of how crony capitalism is the enemy of genuine development."

 

 

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April 21, 2012

"Why Americans Should Hope that Nicolas Sarkozy Gets Re-Elected"

Op-Ed, The New Republic

By Pierpaolo Barbieri, Former Ernest May Fellow in History and Policy, International Security Program, 2011–2013

"The twin dangers of a Sarkozy defeat, then, are withdrawal from effective transatlantic cooperation and the loss of a key partner for Germany in the solving of the Eurozone crisis."

 

 

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April 19, 2012

"The Tragedy of Argentina"

Op-Ed, Wall Street Journal

By Pierpaolo Barbieri, Former Ernest May Fellow in History and Policy, International Security Program, 2011–2013

"...Athens has a choice: It can press on with painful but ultimately necessary structural reform, or it can go the Argentine route. It should beware, however, that exit from the euro is likely to bring back the cycle of inflation and instability. Argentina is a reminder of the past Greece escaped, and a future it would be well advised to avoid."

 

June 19, 2013

"Trans-Atlantic Trade and Its Discontents"

Op-Ed, New York Times

By Pierpaolo Barbieri, Former Ernest May Fellow in History and Policy, International Security Program, 2011–2013 and Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg

"...[N]ow there is a new trade horizon. At the Group of 8 summit meeting, official talks were launched for an E.U.-U.S. free-trade agreement....On the surface, this is good news for everyone. The collective interests of the world's first- and second-largest markets would be served by an agreement that would boost combined G.D.P. by almost 1 percent. There is great hope that cooperation would reduce unnecessary regulation on both sides of the Atlantic."

 

 

August 24, 2012

"El Autoritarismo Económico en Argentina"

Op-Ed, El Pais

By Pierpaolo Barbieri, Former Ernest May Fellow in History and Policy, International Security Program, 2011–2013

El aislamiento no es sostenible. La libertad es más eficiente —y justa— que el estatalismo.

 

 

AP Photo

August 9, 2012

"A Lesson in Crony Capitalism"

Op-Ed, Wall Street Journal

By Pierpaolo Barbieri, Former Ernest May Fellow in History and Policy, International Security Program, 2011–2013

"As the U.S. gears up for an important presidential election, Argentina is a sad reminder of how crony capitalism is the enemy of genuine development."

 

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