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Joschka Fischer

Joschka Fischer

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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. Reckoning With a New Authoritarian Bloc
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    Reckoning With a New Authoritarian Bloc

    May 23, 2024 Joschka Fischer considers the implications of a northern Asian alliance that exists primarily to challenge American hegemony.

  2. The Gaza War Goes Global
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    The Gaza War Goes Global

    Apr 18, 2024 Joschka Fischer considers the implications of Iran’s unprecedented decision to launch a direct strike on Israeli territory.

  3. When France and Germany Squabble, Putin Rejoices
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    When France and Germany Squabble, Putin Rejoices

    Mar 22, 2024 Joschka Fischer worries that top European leaders are airing their disagreements when they should be signaling solidarity.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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    The Defining Economic Issue of the US Election

    Stephen S. Roach argues that the high price level, not inflation, is weighing on voters ahead of the presidential election.
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    What Does the EU Election Mean for European Climate Policy?

    Laurence Tubiana explains how green campaigners can strengthen their message to appeal to ordinary voters.
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    The Geopolitical Imperative to Upgrade the Dollar

    Jordan Bleicher & Josh Lipsky explain how emerging technologies are facilitating efforts to challenge the greenback’s global dominance.
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    Let the Giggers Fight Inflation

    Todd G. Buchholz criticizes efforts by US regulators to throttle the proliferation of independent contractors.
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    The Putin-Kim Pact Is an Opportunity for the West

    Ana Palacio

    The Russia-North Korea defense pact leaves no doubt about Russian President Vladimir Putin’s determination to overthrow the existing international order. But the agreement could also strain the Kremlin’s relations with China, potentially disrupting Sino-Russian efforts to undermine Western unity.

    urges policymakers to leverage the rogue partnership to drive a wedge between Russia and China.
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    What Climate-Vulnerable Developing Countries Need Right Now

    Mia Amor Mottley & Wale Edun

    Since the COVID-19 pandemic and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, geopolitical tensions have dominated the global agenda, hindering collective efforts to address climate change. With the world still warming, urgent measures are needed to make investment in sustainable development feasible and affordable for everyone.

    propose a blueprint to unlock financing and kickstart investment in adaptation and clean energy.
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    Two Cheers for Identity Politics

    James Livingston argues that critics of the contemporary focus on issues of race, gender, and sexuality are ignoring history.
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    What the Next EU Leadership Must Do

    Carl Bildt offers a broad outline of the bloc's biggest challenges following this month's European Parliament election.
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    China Must Not Choose the Next Dalai Lama

    Brahma Chellaney urges the US and India to work together to protect the more than 600-year-old institution.

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