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Cobus van Staden

Cobus van Staden

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Cobus van Staden is a senior foreign policy researcher at the South African Institute of International Affairs.

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  1. Africa’s Gathering Debt Storm
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    Africa’s Gathering Debt Storm

    Sep 2, 2020 Cobus van Staden explains why agreeing to a comprehensive loan-repayment freeze is in creditor countries' self-interest.

  2. Trump’s Travel Ban Benefits Only China
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    Trump’s Travel Ban Benefits Only China

    Feb 13, 2020 Cobus van Staden laments the long-term startegic harm caused by the US administration's racist policies in Africa.

  3. The G20’s Africa Problem
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    The G20’s Africa Problem

    Dec 1, 2018 Cobus van Staden thinks a region that will eventually comprise a third of the world's population should have a seat at the table.

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    Why Europe’s Franco-German Engine Is Stalling

    Jean Pisani-Ferry cautions that the two countries' differences are so substantial that a hasty compromise will not suffice.
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    Central Banks Should Slow Down

    Lucrezia Reichlin fears the consequences of excessive interest-rate hikes in the US, the UK, and especially the eurozone.
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    Three Cheers for Hybrid Work

    Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg thinks the advantages of more flexible labor arrangements outweigh the disadvantages.
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    The German Lamb Is Learning to Howl

    Josef Joffe

    The nation that went to the gates of Moscow in World War II has become as aggressive as a cuddly cat. But with its decision to send Leopard 2 battle tanks to Ukraine, Germany's "culture of reticence," particularly with respect to Russia, may soon be a thing of the past.

    examines the origins and implications of the landmark decision to send battle tanks to Ukraine.
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    Everyone Loses in a Fractured World

    Andrew Sheng & Xiao Geng warn that the global order's deepening East-West and North-South divides make us all poorer and less safe.
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    The Necessity of Morality in Foreign Policy

    Chris Patten

    In the face of geopolitical uncertainty and rising authoritarian threats, liberal democracies must unite to protect human rights. While doing the right thing is a moral imperative, it is also a far more realistic approach to foreign policy than trying to appease tyrants.

    shows why “realism” requires heeding the lessons of history and defending democratic values.
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    A Subsidy War Without Winners

    Andrés Velasco calls on policymakers to avoid petty conflicts and work together to encourage green investments.
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    Japan’s New Security Posture Is Abe’s Legacy

    Taniguchi Tomohiko explains how the government’s ambitious defense agenda expands on the late prime minister’s ideas.
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    For the Common Good

    Mariana Mazzucato outlines a new governance model for ensuring a fairer distribution of agency, risk, and reward.

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