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Ana Palacio

Ana Palacio

Writing for PS since 2011
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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. Europe’s Energy Myopia
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    Europe’s Energy Myopia

    Sep 16, 2022 Ana Palacio laments the EU’s failure to pursue a forward-looking, unified approach to the current crisis.

  2. Erdoğan the Diplomat?
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    Erdoğan the Diplomat?

    Aug 4, 2022 Ana Palacio sees lessons in the Turkish president’s recent successes in capitalizing on his country’s strategic relevance.

  3. Is China Winning Latin America?
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    Is China Winning Latin America?

    Jul 14, 2022 Ana Palacio explains what the West must do to revive its relationships in a critical region – before it’s too late.

  4. Reawakening NATO
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    Reawakening NATO

    Jun 27, 2022 Ana Palacio hopes that the upcoming summit in Madrid will cement the Alliance's newfound unity and resolve.

  5. The End of Europe’s Clean-Energy Evangelism
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    The End of Europe’s Clean-Energy Evangelism

    May 17, 2022 Ana Palacio hopes the Ukraine war finally forces European leaders to appreciate developing countries’ energy needs.

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Should Humanities Professors Be Automated?

    Nicholas Agar considers the implications of recent successes with AI-generated academic research and writing.
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    Should Energy Companies’ Windfall Profits Be Taxed?

    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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    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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