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Josep Borrell

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Josep Borrell, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, is Vice President of the European Commission for a Stronger Europe in the World.

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  1. Europe and the World Need Ukraine to Prevail
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    Europe and the World Need Ukraine to Prevail

    Feb 21, 2024 Dmytro Kuleba & Josep Borrell remind everyone of the stakes in Russia's war of aggression, as it enters its third year.

  2. Europe Knows that Climate Action Is Vital to Global Security
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    Europe Knows that Climate Action Is Vital to Global Security

    Dec 1, 2023 Josep Borrell & Wopke Hoekstra reiterates the EU’s commitment to advancing mitigation and adaptation, at home and globally.

  3. Democracy Must Prevail in the Sahel
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    Democracy Must Prevail in the Sahel

    Sep 7, 2023 Josep Borrell sees cascading coups in the region as a major test for the European Union's own resolve and unity.

  4. Honesty Can Advance the Middle East Peace Process
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    Honesty Can Advance the Middle East Peace Process

    Mar 9, 2023 Josep Borrell calls for a renewed international effort to create the conditions for Israeli-Palestinian talks.

  5. Making Ukrainian Victory Possible
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    Making Ukrainian Victory Possible

    Feb 2, 2023 Josep Borrell explains why continued military support and other forms of assistance remain critical.

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    A Weak, Uneven Global Recovery

    Eswar Prasad & Caroline Smiltneks explain why domestic political divisions and inflationary pressures jeopardize current market optimism.
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    Will Cambridge Support Free Speech?

    Peter Singer examines the university’s ongoing case against Nathan Cofnas, a research fellow who advocates “race realism.”
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    Can China Get Out of Its Rut?

    China’s authorities have powerful economic-policy levers at their disposal to achieve their 5% growth target this year and to put the economy on a more sustainable long-term growth path. But several trends – from the shift toward state capitalism to population aging to the loss of goodwill between Chinese and Americans – could thwart China’s ambition to join the ranks of high-income countries by mid-century.

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    China Stifles Its Own Debate

    Stephen S. Roach

    For more than two decades, the China Development Forum was a meeting where foreign business, political, and academic leaders could debate the state of the Chinese economy with the country’s highest leaders. But this year’s gathering eschewed open and honest dialogue, in favor of telling only “good stories” about China.

    bemoans the transformation of the country’s most important platform for open dialogue into a schmooze-fest.
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    Leaving Africa’s Colonial-Era Currency Will Be Hard, But May Be Wise

    Peter Doyle considers how exiting the CFA franc zone could benefit Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger, despite the challenges.
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    Europe’s War Jitters

    Shlomo Ben-Ami urges EU member states to prepare for the possibility of the US abandoning its NATO commitments.
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    Governments Must Shape AI’s Future

    Mariana Mazzucato & Fausto Gernone

    As with social media, the incentives around AI are aligned for rent extraction, where large companies, acting as intermediaries, amass profits at others’ expense. Governments urgently need to step in to ensure that the technology is being designed and brought to market in ways that will serve the common good.

    urge policymakers to see themselves as proactive participants in technological innovation and market-making.
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    How Guyana Became Latin America’s Leading Development Lab

    Iván Duque Márquez highlights the current government’s unique approach to managing its renewable and non-renewable resources.
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    Beating Back Populists at the Grassroots

    Sławomir Sierakowski interprets the seemingly mixed results of recent municipal and provincial elections in Poland.

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