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Ana Palacio

Ana Palacio

Writing for PS since 2011
151 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. Rule-Making in a Divided World
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    Rule-Making in a Divided World

    Sep 18, 2023 Ana Palacio views this month’s G20 summit as a harbinger of a more fractured international order.

  2. For Whom the BRICS Toll
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    For Whom the BRICS Toll

    Aug 25, 2023 Ana Palacio thinks the group's latest summit was – as usual – notable mainly for highlighting shared grievances.

  3. A Pragmatic COP?
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    A Pragmatic COP?

    Jul 27, 2023 Ana Palacio thinks too many politicians, especially in Europe, are letting ideology impede practical climate solutions.

  4. Russia’s Dangerous Nuclear Consensus
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    Russia’s Dangerous Nuclear Consensus

    Jun 26, 2023 Ana Palacio highlights the grave threat posed by an unstable Russia in the wake of Yevgeny Prigozhin’s rebellion.

  5. Can Spain Show European Leadership?
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    Can Spain Show European Leadership?

    Jun 5, 2023 Ana Palacio worries that a snap election will undermine the effectiveness of the country’s Council of the EU presidency.

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    The New World Disorder

    Richard Haass highlights the growing threat to international stability and calls for effective cooperation.
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    Latin America’s Growth Conundrum

    Arminio Fraga, et al.

    Since 1960, only a few countries in Latin America have narrowed the gap between their per capita income and that of the United States, while most of the region has lagged far behind. Making up for lost ground will require a coordinated effort, involving both technocratic tinkering and bold political leadership.

    explain what it will take finally to achieve economic convergence with advanced economies.
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    We Need to Talk About Bank Supervision

    Howard Davies thinks the renewed debate over commercial bank capital requirements largely misses the point.
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    The New Anatomy of Britain

    Robert Skidelsky laments the decline of UK institutions and the increasingly limited scope for meaningful action.
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    Financing Our Survival

    Vera Songwe

    Between now and the end of this decade, climate-related investments need to increase by orders of magnitude to keep the world on track toward achieving even more ambitious targets by mid-century. Fortunately, if done right, such investments could usher in an entirely new and better economy.

    explains what it will take to mobilize capital for the net-zero transition worldwide.
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    Whither the G20?

    Takatoshi Ito sees the grouping as increasingly divided between friends of the G7 and friends of China and Russia.
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    Making the Most of Africa’s Strategic Green Minerals

    Marit Kitaw explains how the continent can move beyond resource extraction to build green industry.
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    America Must Join Europe’s Climate Club

    Gary Yohe & Roger Kuhns urge US policymakers to create a carbon-pricing policy in line with the bloc’s emissions-reduction plan.
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    Measuring Corruption in China

    Yongheng Deng & Shang-Jin Wei outline a novel approach to assessing the extent and scope of the country's graft problem.

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