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Ana Palacio

Ana Palacio

Writing for PS since 2011
142 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. Human Values for Artificial Intelligence
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    Human Values for Artificial Intelligence

    Jan 16, 2023 Ana Palacio calls for a cooperative approach to regulating a potentially dangerous technology before it is too late.

  2. Europe Needs Energy Union
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    Europe Needs Energy Union

    Dec 14, 2022 Ana Palacio urges EU leaders to confront the failures that have left the bloc without reliable, affordable energy supplies.

  3. The Arctic Heats Up
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    The Arctic Heats Up

    Nov 9, 2022 Ana Palacio warns that efforts by Russia and China to expand their presence in the High North carry serious risks.

  4. The West’s Role in the Global Food Crisis
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    The West’s Role in the Global Food Crisis

    Oct 10, 2022 Ana Palacio identifies actions the EU should take to help ease the shortages caused by Russia’s war in Ukraine.

  5. 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.

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    Germany’s Reckoning

    Helmut K. Anheier

    Germany is now grappling with a host of difficult questions about its place in the world, the nature of its politics, and its most cherished values. For a pacifist society in a new age of conflict and war, everything must change if things are to remain the same.

    traces the contours of the country's debate, triggered by the Ukraine war, about its strategic future.
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    Preempting a Generative AI Monopoly

    Diane Coyle urges policymakers to take steps to counter the anti-competitive implications of a rapidly emerging market.
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    Japan’s Strategic Imperative

    Joseph S. Nye, Jr. sees the country doubling down on its best option for ensuring national security and regional stability.
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    China’s Savings Conundrum

    Zhang Jun explains why – and how – the country must stimulate household consumption to achieve a robust recovery.
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    The Flight of the Inflation Hawks

    Though the US Federal Reserve’s first interest-rate hike of 2023 is smaller than those that preceded it, policymakers have signaled that more increases are on the way, despite slowing price growth. But there is good reason to doubt the utility – and fear the consequences – of continued rate hikes, on both sides of the Atlantic.

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    How to Transform African Agriculture

    Safia Boly & Omid Kassiri identify four principles that could help governments across the continent boost food security.
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    Making Ukrainian Victory Possible

    Josep Borrell explains why continued military support and other forms of assistance remain critical.
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    Death or Glory in Russia

    Slavoj Žižek traces the religious and intellectual roots of the Kremlin’s increasingly morbid war propaganda.
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    Only the US Congress Can Stop Ukraine from Winning

    Simon Johnson explains why Russia’s best hope now lies with House Republicans’ nonsensical position on the US debt ceiling.

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