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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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    Diplomacy Could Help Revive Democracy in Venezuela

    Roberto Patiño urges the international community to help ensure a free and fair presidential election in July.
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    The Specter of Neo-Fascism Is Haunting Europe

    Slavoj Žižek

    With mainstream parties and politicians already preparing to accommodate the far right following this month's European Parliament election, the axiom of post-World War II European democracy has been quietly abandoned. “No collaboration with fascists" is being replaced by a tacit acceptance of them.

    harbors no illusions about what the outcome of the European Parliament election means.
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    Can Private Hospitals Increase Access to Health Care in Developing Countries?

    Titir Bhattacharya & Tanika Chakraborty show how innovative insurance schemes can help low- and middle-income economies achieve universal coverage.
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    Tracking Ukraine’s Reconstruction Funds

    Wolfgang Fengler & Vladyslav Rashkovan show how digital tools can streamline the process, improve transparency, and provide accountability.
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    Slovakia’s Anti-Democratic Government Is Doubling Down

    Soňa Muzikárová warns that the assassination attempt in May has led the government to double down on illiberal reforms.
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    D-Day and the Threat of Total War

    Robert Skidelsky

    After eight decades of relative peace, the world is once again dividing into hostile economic and geopolitical blocs. The 80th anniversary of the invasion of Normandy offers a valuable opportunity to reflect on the principles we are willing to defend and the sacrifices we are prepared to make.

    thinks understanding the causes and consequences of past global conflicts is crucial to preventing another one.
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    The Dangers of a US Capital Inflow Tax

    Maurice Obstfeld worries that a little-known, highly costly method of deficit reduction is gaining political traction.
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    Europe’s Green Transition Requires More Skilled Workers

    Julie Beaufils urges policymakers to boost the attractiveness of technical vocations by expanding access to apprenticeships.
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    A Monetary and Economic Order Fit for the Twenty-First Century

    Ulrich Volz, et al. identify eight priorities to build a more resilient, inclusive, and sustainable global financial architecture.

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