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Karl P. Sauvant

Karl P. Sauvant

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Karl P. Sauvant is a senior fellow at the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment at Columbia University.

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  1. The WTO’s FDI Challenge
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    The WTO’s FDI Challenge

    Feb 22, 2024 Karl P. Sauvant urges the World Trade Organization’s members to adopt the new Investment Facilitation for Development Agreement.

  2. Putting FDI on the G20 Agenda
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    Putting FDI on the G20 Agenda

    Aug 3, 2018 Karl P. Sauvant & Axel Berger argue for better coordination of international investment policies to avert the equivalent of a trade war.

  3. How Investment Agreements Can Protect Free Media
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    How Investment Agreements Can Protect Free Media

    Jul 11, 2016 Lee C. Bollinger & Karl P. Sauvant see transformative significance in a lawsuit brought by Al Jazeera against the Egyptian government.

  4. Equal Treatment for Outward Investors
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    Equal Treatment for Outward Investors

    Jun 13, 2012 Karl P. Sauvant

  5. China, Inc. Goes Global
    cda67f0346f86f900c795f0c_m4688c.jpg Barrie Maguire

    China, Inc. Goes Global

    Nov 30, 2011 Karl P. Sauvant

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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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    Developing Countries’ Liquidity Crisis Is Not Over

    Ishac Diwan & Vera Songwe urge global policymakers to prevent mass insolvency and finance urgent climate projects.
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    America’s Manufacturing Renaissance Will Create Few Good Jobs

    Dani Rodrik shows why policies to boost employment in the twenty-first century ultimately must focus on services.
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    Minxin Pei on China’s economy, surveillance state, repression of dissent, and more

    Minxin Pei doubts China’s government is willing to do what is needed to restore growth, describes the low-tech approaches taken by the country’s vast security apparatus, considers the Chinese social-credit system’s repressive potential, and more.
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    Who Should Decide If It’s Genocide?

    David Alton, et al. urge British policymakers to take a proactive approach to addressing mass-atrocity crimes.
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    The Bretton Woods Institutions We Need

    Joaquim Levy, et al. explain how the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank can rise to current global challenges.
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    The World Cannot Afford to Ignore the Poorest Countries

    Indermit Gill & M. Ayhan Kose warn that a growing gap between the world’s haves and have-nots will undercut global goals.
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    The World Is Still on Fire

    Lawrence H. Summers & N.K. Singh

    For the last several years, world leaders have made big promises and laid out bold plans to mitigate the climate crisis and help the neediest countries adapt. At this year's World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings, they must demonstrate that they can fulfill these promises, rather than simply touting new ones.

    think policymakers need to get four things right to shore up the credibility of the international system.
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    Israel Must End the Gaza War

    Dennis Ross

    With the exception of the extreme right, no one in Israel wants to be stuck in Gaza, responsible for 2.4 million Palestinians, and facing a likely insurgency. Israel can end this war soon and save those hostages who are still alive, having demilitarized Gaza and set the stage for an alternative to Hamas.

    thinks the only strategic objective that matters is close – or close enough – to being met.

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