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Joschka Fischer

Joschka Fischer

Writing for PS since 2006
214 commentaries

Joschka Fischer, Germany’s foreign minister and vice chancellor from 1998 to 2005, was a leader of the German Green Party for almost 20 years.

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  1. Europe Is Home Alone
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    Europe Is Home Alone

    Feb 21, 2024 Joschka Fischer thinks the threats to European security have become too great for the status quo to bear.

  2. The Global Consequences of the War in Ukraine
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    The Global Consequences of the War in Ukraine

    Jan 18, 2024 Joschka Fischer explains how Russia's aggression has reshaped international relations, and why it will continue to do so.

  3. No World Order
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    No World Order

    Dec 18, 2023 Joschka Fischer sees the return of violent revisionism as an ominous sign of a broader international breakdown.

  4. The Two-State Solution in the Twenty-First Century
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    The Two-State Solution in the Twenty-First Century

    Dec 5, 2023 Joschka Fischer explains what it will take to revive the Middle East peace process after the war in Gaza ends.

  5. World of Warfare
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    World of Warfare

    Oct 27, 2023 Joschka Fischer sees the latest Middle East crisis as further evidence that a dangerous new world order is emerging.

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    The US Is Jeopardizing the Open Internet

    Natalie Dunleavy Campbell & Stan Adams condemn America’s apparent decision to abandon its role as a champion of a free digital domain.
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    How to Finance Higher Education in Africa

    Célestin Monga proposes a mix of several funding streams to improve access to high-quality colleges and universities.
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    Catalytic Capital Holds the Key to Southeast Asia’s Green Transition

    Kitty Bu & Stefanie Fairholme highlight the potential role of early-stage funding in advancing the region’s decarbonization efforts.
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    Which AI Risks Matter?

    Edoardo Campanella

    To prevent humanity from ever being demoted to the status of gorillas by a highly advanced artificial intelligence, most AI experts agree that we must retain control over the technology. But with developers racing to achieve the next breakthrough and gain market share, that may be easier said than done.

    considers three leading experts’ assessments of the technology’s future capabilities and their implications.
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    Europe Must Defend Itself

    Donald Trump – who spent his presidency lambasting NATO – recently suggested that he would encourage Russian aggression against NATO allies that had not met their commitment to spend 2% of GDP on defense. With Trump vying for another term in the White House – and the Ukraine war still raging on the European Union’s doorstep – EU countries can no longer ignore the difficult but essential task of taking charge of their own security.

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    Making the Most of FDI

    Keun Lee considers what it takes to convert foreign investment into growth, development, and technological upgrading.
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    Explaining Americans’ Pessimism About a Strong Economy

    Jeffrey Frankel considers possible reasons for the disconnect between economic performance and public perceptions.
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    Sharing the Tech Wealth

    Diane Coyle urges investment in digital public infrastructure to curb the adverse effects of market power.
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    The WTO’s FDI Challenge

    Karl P. Sauvant urges the World Trade Organization’s members to adopt the new Investment Facilitation for Development Agreement.

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