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    Europe and the New Non-Alignment

    Laurence Tubiana

    Despite the massive civilian suffering in Ukraine, many countries have been wary of taking sides, owing both to a perception of European double standards and to Russia’s leverage over energy and commodity prices. But while new geopolitical dynamics have complicated climate advocacy, they certainly haven't derailed it.

    sees both challenges and opportunities for climate policy in an era of geopolitical fragmentation.
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    Should Energy Companies’ Windfall Profits Be Taxed?

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    John H. Cochrane, Daniel Litvin, Yanis Varoufakis, Isabella M. Weber

    Imposing a one-off tax on energy companies’ extraordinary profits might seem like a no-brainer at a time of soaring inflation, but the idea has more than a few detractors. As policymakers in a growing number of economies move ahead, we asked PS commentators whether they are right to do so.

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    Italy’s Next Government Must Tackle Climate Security

    Luca Bergamaschi shows why the country’s politicians can no longer afford to ignore a major threat to national security.
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    The Global Necessity of American Democracy

    Javier Solana shows why the political health of the United States has become a matter of global concern.
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    Preparing for the Next Global Catastrophe

    José Manuel Barroso explains why global leaders must focus on creating equitable response mechanisms ahead of the next crisis.
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    The Sting of Climate Risk Is in the Tails

    Mark Cliffe thinks conventional models have overemphasized the long term at the expense of more immediate threats.
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    Geopolitical Davids and Goliaths

    Harold James considers lessons from smaller countries about how to wield power and influence in the twenty-first century.
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    The Key to Unlocking Africa’s Economic Potential

    Landry Signé explains why fostering trade integration and regional value chains is essential for the continent to prosper.
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    Will We Prosper, or Will We Disappear?

    Mohamed Nasheed explains what the international community must do to support climate-vulnerable developing countries.
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  1. The Key to Unlocking Africa’s Economic Potential
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    The Key to Unlocking Africa’s Economic Potential

    Sep 23, 2022 Landry Signé explains why fostering trade integration and regional value chains is essential for the continent to prosper.

  2. Geopolitical Davids and Goliaths
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    Geopolitical Davids and Goliaths

    Sep 23, 2022 Harold James considers lessons from smaller countries about how to wield power and influence in the twenty-first century.

  3. Preparing for the Next Global Catastrophe
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    Preparing for the Next Global Catastrophe

    Sep 23, 2022 José Manuel Barroso explains why global leaders must focus on creating equitable response mechanisms ahead of the next crisis.

  4. Italy’s Next Government Must Tackle Climate Security
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    Italy’s Next Government Must Tackle Climate Security

    Sep 23, 2022 Luca Bergamaschi shows why the country’s politicians can no longer afford to ignore a major threat to national security.

  5. Europe and the New Non-Alignment
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    Europe and the New Non-Alignment

    Sep 23, 2022 Laurence Tubiana sees both challenges and opportunities for climate policy in an era of geopolitical fragmentation.

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    Europe and the New Non-Alignment

    Laurence Tubiana

    Despite the massive civilian suffering in Ukraine, many countries have been wary of taking sides, owing both to a perception of European double standards and to Russia’s leverage over energy and commodity prices. But while new geopolitical dynamics have complicated climate advocacy, they certainly haven't derailed it.

    sees both challenges and opportunities for climate policy in an era of geopolitical fragmentation.
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    Should Energy Companies’ Windfall Profits Be Taxed?

    Featured in this Big Question

    John H. Cochrane, Daniel Litvin, Yanis Varoufakis, Isabella M. Weber

    Imposing a one-off tax on energy companies’ extraordinary profits might seem like a no-brainer at a time of soaring inflation, but the idea has more than a few detractors. As policymakers in a growing number of economies move ahead, we asked PS commentators whether they are right to do so.

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    Werner Hoyer on REPower EU, climate adaptation, clean-tech innovation, and more

    Werner Hoyer emphasizes that European investments in LNG and pipeline gas are only a stopgap, views green hydrogen as central to a mutually beneficial partnership between Africa and Europe, touts the importance of modern financial instruments to mobilizing private capital in the fight against climate change, and more.
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    What’s Breaking Democracy?

    William H. Janeway traces the historical roots of the West’s current problems to the rise of neoliberalism in the 1970s.
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    Will Ukraine Win?

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    Simon Johnson, Josep Borrell, Richard Haass, Slavoj Žižek, Dina Khapaeva, Andrei Kolesnikov, Denis Volkov

    Ukraine’s current counteroffensive, in which its forces have regained control of some 3,400 square miles (8,800 square kilometers) of the country’s territory, has raised hopes that a Russian defeat is possible, if not inevitable. But while Russia’s occupation has been weakened, Ukraine’s path to victory for remains long, arduous, and rife with pitfalls.

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    Climate Injustice and the Curse of Illusory Growth

    Hippolyte Fofack shows why achieving global income convergence and sustainable development will require a new economic model.
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    Italy’s Next Government Must Tackle Climate Security

    Luca Bergamaschi shows why the country’s politicians can no longer afford to ignore a major threat to national security.
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    Making Net-Zero Pledges Count

    Catherine McKenna argues that as long as companies' commitments are voluntary, they will be inadequate.
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    Navigating a World in Shock

    Bertrand Badré & Yves Tiberghien identify eight overlapping crises that have emerged in the absence of effective multilateralism.

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