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Daniel Yergin

Daniel Yergin

Writing for PS since 2014
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Daniel Yergin, Vice Chairman of S&P Global, is the author of The New Map: Energy, Climate, and the Clash of Nations (Penguin, 2021) and the co-author of The Commanding Heights: The Battle for the World Economy (Free Press, 2002), which was made into a PBS/BBC series of which he was executive producer.

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  1. The Energy Transition Confronts Reality
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    The Energy Transition Confronts Reality

    Jan 23, 2023 Daniel Yergin sees four major challenges that will complicate a full-scale shift away from hydrocarbons.

  2. The Gorbachev Diagnosis
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    The Gorbachev Diagnosis

    Oct 5, 2022 Daniel Yergin revisits a 2001 interview with the former Soviet leader to consider where things went awry for Russia.

  3. The New-Style Energy Crisis
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    The New-Style Energy Crisis

    Jul 22, 2022 Daniel Yergin interviewed by Project Syndicate about the present and future of commodities following Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

  4. The Energy Crisis Will Deepen
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    The Energy Crisis Will Deepen

    Jul 11, 2022 Daniel Yergin identifies five factors that could contribute further to current supply shortages and drive prices higher.

  5. The New-Style Energy Crisis
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    The New-Style Energy Crisis

    Jun 22, 2022 Daniel Yergin about the present and future of commodities following Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

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    Could These Two Trends Save Britain?

    Jim O'Neill sees a pair of economic developments that could deliver a welcome surprise – if policymakers pay attention.
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    The Fed’s Climate Complacency

    Mark Cliffe warns that the US central bank’s approach to climate risk falls woefully short of what is needed.
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    Europe at Debt’s Door

    Hans-Werner Sinn warns that the European Commission's borrowing plans endanger the EU's stability and the single currency.
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    Stealing Russia

    Anders Åslund shows how the war is redistributing massive wealth and resources to President Vladimir Putin and his cronies.
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    Sergei Guriev on Putin, populism, Chinese repression, and more

    Sergei Guriev assesses the strength of the Russian president’s grip on power, predicts that Xi Jinping’s embrace of personalist rule will lead to policy missteps, urges the West to pursue a strategy of “adversarial engagement” toward modern dictators, and more.
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    Tipping the Scales in Myanmar’s Civil War

    Thitinan Pongsudhirak argues that, like Ukraine’s defenders, the country’s armed opposition deserves international support.
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    Educating the World’s Children of Conflict

    Jan Egeland highlights three key principles for ensuring the safety and well-being of traumatized boys and girls.
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    What’s Wrong with ChatGPT?

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    Artificial intelligence is being designed and deployed by corporate America in ways that will disempower and displace workers and degrade the consumer experience, ultimately disappointing most investors. Yet economic history shows that it does not have to be this way.

    worry that the technology will be deployed to replace, rather than empower, humans.
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    Preparing Now for the Next Health Emergencies

    Mamta Murthi urges governments to invest in resilient systems of prevention and care to soften the blow of future crises.

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