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Ana Palacio

Ana Palacio

Writing for PS since 2011
156 commentaries

Ana Palacio, a former minister of foreign affairs of Spain and former senior vice president and general counsel of the World Bank Group, is a visiting lecturer at Georgetown University.

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  1. The Good News from Taiwan
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    The Good News from Taiwan

    Jan 30, 2024 Ana Palacio thinks the island’s recent election bodes well for the struggle to uphold liberal-democratic values globally.

  2. The Rule of Law Under Fire
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    The Rule of Law Under Fire

    Dec 27, 2023 Ana Palacio identifies three forces that are eroding a foundational principle of the post-1945 international order.

  3. The Shape of Power in 2024
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    The Shape of Power in 2024

    Dec 11, 2023 Adekeye Adebajo, et al. consider whether the world will become more multipolar or “non-aligned” in the new year.

  4. The Case for Energy Realism at COP28
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    The Case for Energy Realism at COP28

    Nov 14, 2023 Ana Palacio urges negotiators at next month's UN Climate Change Conference to recognize the enduring need for fossil fuels.

  5. The EU and Turkey Need Each Other
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    The EU and Turkey Need Each Other

    Oct 18, 2023 Ana Palacio urges Europe to take the initiative in order to restore a critically important bilateral relationship.

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    Carbon Credits Hold the Key to Combating Deforestation

    Roselyn Fosuah Adjei explains how nature-based offsets could help reduce emissions and benefit local communities.
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    Alexei Navalny Did Not Die for Nothing

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    The Russian opposition leader faced a dilemma that all dissenters in authoritarian states must grapple with: live in exile and fade into obscurity, or confront an oppressive regime and risk imprisonment and torture. Navalny’s choice – and the price he paid for making it – will inspire dissidents for generations to come.

    highlights the crucial role of political martyrs in inspiring resistance to oppressive regimes.
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    The Submergence of Emerging Markets

    Andrés Velasco worries that major middle-income economies are facing a prolonged slowdown, jeopardizing global convergence.
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    How AI Could Reshape Medicine

    Junaid Nabi highlights the new technology’s potential to transform how we diagnose, treat, and prevent diseases.
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    Making Bretton Woods Work for Africa

    Hippolyte Fofack envisions a reformed global financial architecture that provides equal access to long-term patient capital.
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    Making Sense of Society

    Michael Spence considers why a healthy civil society is crucial to good governance and inclusive prosperity.
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    Shock Therapy Killed Navalny

    Antara Haldar argues that while Vladimir Putin bears responsibility, so do the economic policies that put him in power.
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    Putin’s Silk Road Around Sanctions

    Robin Brooks & Simon Johnson urge Europe and the G7 to stop the re-export of Western goods to Russia from Central Asia and the Caucasus.
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    To Fight Climate Change, End Fossil-Fuel Subsidies

    Günther Thallinger & Ludovic Subran urge policymakers to recognize the true costs of a policy that harms the planet and does not help the poor.

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