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Daniela Schwarzer

Daniela Schwarzer

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Daniela Schwarzer, a member of the Executive Board of the Bertelsmann Stiftung, is a former director of the German Council on Foreign Relations and former executive director for Europe and Central Asia at the Open Society Foundations. She is the author of Krisenzeit: Folgen Sicherheit, Wirtschaft, Zusammenhalt – Was Deutschland jetzt tun muss (Piper, 2023).

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  1. Will Europe Ever Get Serious About Defense?
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    Will Europe Ever Get Serious About Defense?

    Feb 20, 2024 Daniela Schwarzer laments the lack of a strong, coordinated message at the latest Munich Security Conference.

  2. Germany’s Dangerous Alternatives
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    Germany’s Dangerous Alternatives

    Feb 2, 2024 Daniela Schwarzer explains why rising support for newer radical parties poses a serious threat.

  3. How to Build the European Political Community
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    How to Build the European Political Community

    Oct 3, 2022 Jean Pisani-Ferry & Daniela Schwarzer urge those attending the EU's upcoming Prague summit to establish ambitious goals and a long-term timetable.

  4. Ursula von der Leyen’s To-Do List
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    Ursula von der Leyen’s To-Do List

    Sep 9, 2019 Daniela Schwarzer says that to boost the European Commission's legitimacy, its new president needs to strengthen its efficiency.

  5. The Lessons of the EU Leadership Fight
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    The Lessons of the EU Leadership Fight

    Jul 4, 2019 Daniela Schwarzer sees the negotiation over Europe's top personnel as indicative of the fundamental challenges they will face.

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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

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    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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