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Ana Palacio

Ana Palacio

Writing for PS since 2011
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Ana Palacio, a former minister of foreign affairs of Spain and former senior vice president and general counsel of the World Bank Group, is a visiting lecturer at Georgetown University.

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  1. The Arctic Heats Up
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    The Arctic Heats Up

    Nov 9, 2022 Ana Palacio warns that efforts by Russia and China to expand their presence in the High North carry serious risks.

  2. The West’s Role in the Global Food Crisis
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    The West’s Role in the Global Food Crisis

    Oct 10, 2022 Ana Palacio identifies actions the EU should take to help ease the shortages caused by Russia’s war in Ukraine.

  3. Europe’s Energy Myopia
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    Europe’s Energy Myopia

    Sep 16, 2022 Ana Palacio laments the EU’s failure to pursue a forward-looking, unified approach to the current crisis.

  4. Erdoğan the Diplomat?
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    Erdoğan the Diplomat?

    Aug 4, 2022 Ana Palacio sees lessons in the Turkish president’s recent successes in capitalizing on his country’s strategic relevance.

  5. Is China Winning Latin America?
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    Is China Winning Latin America?

    Jul 14, 2022 Ana Palacio explains what the West must do to revive its relationships in a critical region – before it’s too late.

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    Resentment on the Western Front

    Sławomir Sierakowski thinks the Polish public needs a more open and honest conversation about refugees before resentment spirals.
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    Crypto’s Well-Worn Path to Crisis

    Xavier Vives writes that, despite the novelty of the assets, the narrative of FTX’s collapse was established long ago.
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    The Unavoidable Crash

    Nouriel Roubini anticipates a stagflationary debt crisis, owing to a dangerous combination of inflation and over-borrowing.
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    War Over Taiwan?

    Joseph S. Nye, Jr. considers whether a deterrence arrangement that has worked for 50 years is still sufficient.
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    The Contested Fed

    James Livingston

    By all accounts, central banks – particularly the Fed, because the dollar is still the world’s dominant currency – already act as investment authorities. But their recent bailouts have exacerbated economic inequality, and have done little or nothing to address climate change.

    reviews three books that, each in its own way, reveal a central truth about the world’s leading central bank.
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    The Economics of Mainstreaming Climate Action

    Jean Pisani-Ferry & Selma Mahfouz identify the risks and short-term costs associated with the energy transition over the next decade.
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    Killing Twitter

    Antara Haldar explains what Elon Musk fundamentally misunderstands about the platform – and about free speech.
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    The Napoleons of Big Tech

    Bill Emmott

    Recent events in the technology sector suggest that investors and lenders should be demanding a premium to cover the risk that a star entrepreneur will become an egomaniacal dictator. With each business cycle, it seems, old lessons must be relearned.

    sees in the industry’s harsh reckoning this year lessons that apparently can’t be learned often enough.
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    The Crypto Emperor’s New Clothes

    The collapse of several crypto platforms this year – including the spectacular crash of the second-largest cryptocurrency exchange, FTX – has raised fundamental questions about the credibility of a digital innovation once hailed as the key to democratizing finance. Has crypto finally been exposed as a scam, or will a new, stronger crypto industry emerge from the current turmoil?

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