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Ricardo Lagos

Ricardo Lagos

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Ricardo Lagos, a former president of Chile (2000-06), is a commissioner of the Global Commission on Drug Policy.

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  1. A Half-Century of Endless Drug War
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    A Half-Century of Endless Drug War

    Jun 17, 2021 Helen Clark, et al. welcome the Biden administration’s emphasis on harm reduction rather than repression and punishment.

  2. Latin America Confronts the Coronavirus
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    Latin America Confronts the Coronavirus

    Apr 16, 2020 Fernando Henrique Cardoso, et al. argue that populist grandstanding jeopardizes the top priority – minimizing the pandemic’s death toll.

  3. A Green Alliance With Europe
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    A Green Alliance With Europe

    Jun 5, 2015 Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva & Ricardo Lagos call for a bold new partnership ahead of next week’s Latin America-EU summit in Brussels.

  4. Latin America’s Climate Vanguard
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    Latin America’s Climate Vanguard

    Nov 3, 2014 Ricardo Lagos argues that Latin America can lead in fighting climate change while delivering prosperity.

  5. Chile in the Streets
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    Chile in the Streets

    Jun 4, 2012 Ricardo Lagos

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    Europe’s Carbon Border Tax Advances the Fight Against Climate Change

    Jeffrey Frankel shows how the European Union’s carbon-price mechanism could encourage other countries to follow suit.
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    Africa Can’t Prosper Without Regional Trade

    Kingsley Moghalu argues that the continent has been missing a key ingredient of robust, sustained growth.
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    Divestment from Israel Will Not Bring Peace

    Anne O. Krueger argues that meeting protesters' demand would weaken US universities – one of America’s sources of strength.
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    The US-China Trade War Heats Up

    A spate of new US tariffs on Chinese goods has raised the specter of full economic decoupling between the world’s two largest economies. For many observers, the measures are not only misguided, but also counter-productive, with the potential to undermine economic dynamism, hamper climate action, and trigger geopolitical conflict.

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    The Indian Election and the Country’s Economic Future

    Raghuram G. Rajan

    Economically, India today feels like a place of limitless possibilities. But with only a narrow window in which to grow rich before it grows old, the policy decisions it makes today will have an outsize influence on its future prospects.

    worries that the country will squander its massive potential by trying to emulate China's growth strategy.
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    How Europe Can Get the Green Deal Done

    Simone Tagliapietra proposes EU-level measures that would help offset the negative distributional effects of climate policy.
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    Reckoning With a New Authoritarian Bloc

    Joschka Fischer considers the implications of a northern Asian alliance that exists primarily to challenge American hegemony.
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    Is Europe Too Big for Further Enlargement?

    Ana Palacio warns that even if candidates meet accession criteria, decision-making processes would need to be reformed.
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    The Sino-American Trade War Benefits China’s Competitors

    Arvind Subramanian warns that escalating protectionism, while dangerous, could end up helping developing countries like India.

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