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Durwood Zaelke

Durwood Zaelke

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Durwood Zaelke is President of the Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development and a co-director of the Program on Governance for Sustainable Development at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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  1. The Time Bomb at the Top of the World
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    The Time Bomb at the Top of the World

    Oct 16, 2020 Mario Molina & Durwood Zaelke highlight one climate risk that alone threatens the survival of human civilization.

  2. Climate-Friendly Cooling Can Slow Global Warming
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    Climate-Friendly Cooling Can Slow Global Warming

    Sep 3, 2020 Durwood Zaelke & Mario Molina suggest how policymakers should respond to soaring demand for air conditioning and refrigeration.

  3. Canada Takes the Lead on Methane Emissions
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    Canada Takes the Lead on Methane Emissions

    Apr 27, 2018 Scott Vaughan & Durwood Zaelke call for escalating the global fight against a greenhouse gas that is far more harmful than carbon dioxide.

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    Putin’s Brezhnev Moment

    Aryeh Neier draws parallels between the regime’s ongoing crackdown on civil society and late Soviet repression.
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    Utopia or Bust

    J. Bradford DeLong considers our options for both expanding and effectively slicing the proverbial economic pie.
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    Germany’s Reckoning

    Helmut K. Anheier

    Germany is now grappling with a host of difficult questions about its place in the world, the nature of its politics, and its most cherished values. For a pacifist society in a new age of conflict and war, everything must change if things are to remain the same.

    traces the contours of the country's debate, triggered by the Ukraine war, about its strategic future.
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    Preempting a Generative AI Monopoly

    Diane Coyle urges policymakers to take steps to counter the anti-competitive implications of a rapidly emerging market.
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    Japan’s Strategic Imperative

    Joseph S. Nye, Jr. sees the country doubling down on its best option for ensuring national security and regional stability.
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    China’s Savings Conundrum

    Zhang Jun explains why – and how – the country must stimulate household consumption to achieve a robust recovery.
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    The Flight of the Inflation Hawks

    Though the US Federal Reserve’s first interest-rate hike of 2023 is smaller than those that preceded it, policymakers have signaled that more increases are on the way, despite slowing price growth. But there is good reason to doubt the utility – and fear the consequences – of continued rate hikes, on both sides of the Atlantic.

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    How to Transform African Agriculture

    Safia Boly & Omid Kassiri identify four principles that could help governments across the continent boost food security.
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    Making Ukrainian Victory Possible

    Josep Borrell explains why continued military support and other forms of assistance remain critical.

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