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Anders Fogh Rasmussen

Anders Fogh Rasmussen

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Anders Fogh Rasmussen, a former NATO secretary-general (2009-14) and former prime minister of Denmark, is Founder of the Alliance of Democracies Foundation.

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  1. Winning the Peace in Ukraine
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    Winning the Peace in Ukraine

    Jun 12, 2023 Anders Fogh Rasmussen outlines several steps that Western leaders can take to ensure a Ukrainian victory.

  2. The Other Conflict on Europe’s Doorstep
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    The Other Conflict on Europe’s Doorstep

    Mar 24, 2023 Anders Fogh Rasmussen warns that Azerbaijan may be preparing to renew its military aggression against neighboring Armenia.

  3. Building a Democratic High-Tech Alliance
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    Building a Democratic High-Tech Alliance

    Mar 29, 2021 Anders Fogh Rasmussen views closer transatlantic cooperation as essential to enable the free world to set global digital rules.

  4. Building a Euro-Japanese Alliance of Hope
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    Building a Euro-Japanese Alliance of Hope

    Nov 19, 2019 Anders Fogh Rasmussen identifies four areas in which closer bilateral ties can bolster democracy and the rule of law.

  5. NATO’s Duty at 70
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    NATO’s Duty at 70

    Apr 4, 2019 Anders Fogh Rasmussen calls on the Alliance to counter Russian subterfuge by offering a path to membership for Georgia and Ukraine.

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    Carbon Credits Hold the Key to Combating Deforestation

    Roselyn Fosuah Adjei explains how nature-based offsets could help reduce emissions and benefit local communities.
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    Alexei Navalny Did Not Die for Nothing

    Ian Buruma

    The Russian opposition leader faced a dilemma that all dissenters in authoritarian states must grapple with: live in exile and fade into obscurity, or confront an oppressive regime and risk imprisonment and torture. Navalny’s choice – and the price he paid for making it – will inspire dissidents for generations to come.

    highlights the crucial role of political martyrs in inspiring resistance to oppressive regimes.
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    The Submergence of Emerging Markets

    Andrés Velasco worries that major middle-income economies are facing a prolonged slowdown, jeopardizing global convergence.
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    How AI Could Reshape Medicine

    Junaid Nabi highlights the new technology’s potential to transform how we diagnose, treat, and prevent diseases.
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    Making Bretton Woods Work for Africa

    Hippolyte Fofack envisions a reformed global financial architecture that provides equal access to long-term patient capital.
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    Making Sense of Society

    Michael Spence considers why a healthy civil society is crucial to good governance and inclusive prosperity.
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    Shock Therapy Killed Navalny

    Antara Haldar argues that while Vladimir Putin bears responsibility, so do the economic policies that put him in power.
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    Putin’s Silk Road Around Sanctions

    Robin Brooks & Simon Johnson urge Europe and the G7 to stop the re-export of Western goods to Russia from Central Asia and the Caucasus.
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    To Fight Climate Change, End Fossil-Fuel Subsidies

    Günther Thallinger & Ludovic Subran urge policymakers to recognize the true costs of a policy that harms the planet and does not help the poor.

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