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Daniela Schwarzer

Daniela Schwarzer

Writing for PS since 2009
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Daniela Schwarzer, a member of the Executive Board of the Bertelsmann Stiftung, is a former director of the German Council on Foreign Relations and former executive director for Europe and Central Asia at the Open Society Foundations. She is the author of Krisenzeit: Folgen Sicherheit, Wirtschaft, Zusammenhalt – Was Deutschland jetzt tun muss (Piper, 2023).

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  1. Will Europe Ever Get Serious About Defense?
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    Will Europe Ever Get Serious About Defense?

    Feb 20, 2024 Daniela Schwarzer laments the lack of a strong, coordinated message at the latest Munich Security Conference.

  2. Germany’s Dangerous Alternatives
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    Germany’s Dangerous Alternatives

    Feb 2, 2024 Daniela Schwarzer explains why rising support for newer radical parties poses a serious threat.

  3. How to Build the European Political Community
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    How to Build the European Political Community

    Oct 3, 2022 Jean Pisani-Ferry & Daniela Schwarzer urge those attending the EU's upcoming Prague summit to establish ambitious goals and a long-term timetable.

  4. Ursula von der Leyen’s To-Do List
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    Ursula von der Leyen’s To-Do List

    Sep 9, 2019 Daniela Schwarzer says that to boost the European Commission's legitimacy, its new president needs to strengthen its efficiency.

  5. The Lessons of the EU Leadership Fight
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    The Lessons of the EU Leadership Fight

    Jul 4, 2019 Daniela Schwarzer sees the negotiation over Europe's top personnel as indicative of the fundamental challenges they will face.

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    The Gaza War Goes Global

    Joschka Fischer

    The escalating war in the Middle East must be understood in a broader context. The fact that the Iranian regime felt emboldened to risk a direct strike on Israel attests to a changing world order in which Western power is increasingly open to challenge.

    considers the implications of Iran’s unprecedented decision to launch a direct strike on Israeli territory.
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    Gender-Neutral Fintech Isn’t Working for Women

    Emmanuel Nyirinkindi & Jessica Schnabel show that the industry is not fully delivering on its promise to accelerate financial inclusion.
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    The Urgency of Palestinian Statehood

    Gareth Evans explains why formal international recognition is crucial to ending the intolerable status quo.
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    Quality Journalism Is More Important than Ever

    Anya Schiffrin, et al. explain how policymakers can support rigorous, objective reporting, just as they provide other public goods.
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    Is India’s Economy Overhyped?

    Shang-Jin Wei argues that the country’s rapid development, while undeniable, conceals deeper structural problems.
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    Negotiating a Bigger, Better World Bank

    Michael Krake & Wempi Saputra explain how a new framework will nudge countries to invest in projects that deliver global public goods.
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    The Ozone Layer’s Recovery Shows How to Protect the Planet

    Robert Redford & Xiye Bastida highlight the critical role of international cooperation in preserving the planet’s habitability.
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    The Middle East Needs a Ceasefire Now

    Daoud Kuttab explains why the latest escalation could lead to a truce instead of an all-out military showdown.
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    Overcoming the Development-Project Implementation Gap

    Jorge Moreira da Silva highlights ways to strengthen the International Development Association’s already-powerful impact.

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