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Barbara Kerstiens

Barbara Kerstiens

Barbara Kerstiens is Head of the Combatting Diseases unit in the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation at the European Commission.

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  1. zhang58_Kevin FrayerGetty Images_china elite Kevin Frayer/Getty Images

    The State Legacy of China’s Success

    Zhang Jun explains why Western scholars should pay more attention to the crucial role of the state.
  2. santos10_ Ronald PatrickGetty Images_biodiversity colombia Ronald Patrick/Getty Images

    What the COP15 Biodiversity Conference Must Do

    Juan Manuel Santos hopes world leaders will deliver a breakthrough for nature equivalent to the Paris climate agreement.
  3. yi5_Kevin FrayerGetty Images_zero covid protest Chen Yihang/VCG via Getty Images

    China’s Activist Shortage

    Yi Fuxian argues that decades of strict family-planning policies have effectively precluded a pro-democracy movement.
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    Disrupting the Disruptors

    Roger McNamee considers what new economic conditions mean for an industry whose growth (and misbehavior) defined an era.
  5. basu86_ Stu ForsterGetty Images_world cup Stu Forster/Getty Images

    When Voters Become Fans

    Kaushik Basu thinks deepening polarization has given the lie to a longstanding assumption about electoral politics.
  6. desalegn1_ KHALED DESOUKIAFP via Getty Images_biodiversity KHALED DESOUKI/AFP via Getty Images

    Africa’s Responsibility to Protect Biodiversity

    Hailemariam Desalegn urges the continent’s leaders to unite behind a shared conservation agenda, beginning at COP15.
  7. sierakowski91_Omar MarquesGetty Images_ukrainian refugees Omar Marques/Getty Images

    Resentment on the Western Front

    Sławomir Sierakowski thinks the Polish public needs a more open and honest conversation about refugees before resentment spirals.
  8. vives17_ Leon NealGetty Images_ftx Leon Neal/Getty Images

    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

    After years of ultra-loose fiscal, monetary, and credit policies and the onset of major negative supply shocks, stagflationary pressures are now putting the squeeze on a massive mountain of public- and private-sector debt. The mother of all economic crises looms, and there will be little that policymakers can do about it.

    anticipates a stagflationary debt crisis, owing to a dangerous combination of inflation and over-borrowing.

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