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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. Why the EU’s New Migration Pact Matters
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    Why the EU’s New Migration Pact Matters

    Apr 24, 2024 Ana Palacio applauds the pragmatic coalition-building, especially by Italy’s Giorgia Meloni, that enabled the deal.

  2. Germany’s Weakness Is Bad for Europe
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    Germany’s Weakness Is Bad for Europe

    Apr 2, 2024 Ana Palacio worries that the European Union’s economic powerhouse lacks the political leadership needed to revive growth.

  3. The Good News from Taiwan
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    The Good News from Taiwan

    Jan 30, 2024 Ana Palacio thinks the island’s recent election bodes well for the struggle to uphold liberal-democratic values globally.

  4. The Rule of Law Under Fire
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    The Rule of Law Under Fire

    Dec 27, 2023 Ana Palacio identifies three forces that are eroding a foundational principle of the post-1945 international order.

  5. The Shape of Power in 2024
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    The Shape of Power in 2024

    Dec 11, 2023 Adekeye Adebajo, et al. consider whether the world will become more multipolar or “non-aligned” in the new year.

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    Is the Quad Becoming a Potemkin Alliance?

    Brahma Chellaney fears that US President Joe Biden’s conciliatory approach toward China is undermining Indo-Pacific security.
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    The High Costs of the New US Tariffs on Chinese EVs

    Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg

    Every time one set of protectionist measures against China disappoints, the United States escalates its economic war in the hope that additional restrictions will prove more effective. Yet by slapping massive tariffs on Chinese electric vehicles, America has laid bare its own hypocrisy and economic vulnerabilities.

    laments the Biden administration's embrace of costly, futile efforts to outcompete low-cost rivals.
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    How G7 Leaders Can Unlock Financing for Africa

    William Ruto

    With many African countries trapped in perpetual cycles of debt, financing investment in sustainable development has become increasingly difficult, if not impossible. The situation demands that wealthy countries step up and offer debt relief and cancellation, in addition to more concessional and long-term financing.

    urges wealthy countries to help bring the global financial system into line with the developing world's needs.
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    The Threat of Trumpflation and a Fed War

    J. Bradford DeLong thinks monetary hawks should be more worried about the return of a populist demagogue to the White House.
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    Is China Too Old to Get Rich?

    Yi Fuxian explains why the country’s rising median age is at the root of its current malaise.
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    The Dangerous Retreat into Protectionism

    Carl Bildt warns that nothing good will come from a more deeply fragmented global economy.
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    The Case for Ukraine’s NATO Accession

    Yuriy Gorodnichenko & Ilona Sologoub explain why giving in to the Kremlin’s nuclear blackmail could push the alliance into a death spiral.
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    Don’t Believe the AI Hype

    Daron Acemoglu finds nothing to support widely cited assessments of the technology’s near-term potential.
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    What the China Pessimists Are Getting Wrong

    Yu Yongding rejects gloomy narratives about the economy’s prospects and proposes ways to revive growth.

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