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Erik Solheim

Erik Solheim

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Erik Solheim, a former Norwegian minister of development and minister of the environment, is Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme.

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  1. Making Migration Safe for Climate Nexus
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    Making Migration Safe for Climate Nexus

    Aug 21, 2018 Erik Solheim & William Lacy Swing argue that the effects of a warming planet make unprecedented levels of migration inevitable.

  2. Making the Most of More Aid
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    Making the Most of More Aid

    Apr 10, 2015 Angel Gurría & Erik Solheim propose new ways to channel development assistance more effectively.

  3. Rich Countries’ Dirty Money
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    Rich Countries’ Dirty Money

    Feb 16, 2014 Erik Solheim calls for OECD countries to do more to clamp down on illicit financial flows from the developing world.

  4. A New Deal for Fragile States
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    A New Deal for Fragile States

    May 16, 2013 Erik Solheim on how to curb the armed conflict and violence that affects millions of people around the world.

  5. Why Development Aid is Not Enough
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    Why Development Aid is Not Enough

    Jan 11, 2012 Erik Solheim

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    How Denmark Keeps the Far Right at Bay

    Michael Ehrenreich explains how mainstream parties have neutralized the threat of right-wing populists.
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    How Techno-Libertarians Fell in Love with Big Government

    Quinn Slobodian

    In recent years, Silicon Valley’s titans, many of whom previously advocated "exiting" the United States, have been queuing to attach themselves, remora-like, to the federal government. Their supposedly principled opposition to the state vanishes as soon as the state becomes a major client.

    argues Silicon Valley investors are against the state only insofar as it is not enriching them personally.
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    How Chinese Savings Can Support the Global Green Transition

    Daniel Gros urges the EU to welcome cheap low-carbon goods, such as electric vehicles, from China.
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    Who’s Afraid of Colonization?

    Frederico Menino thinks the concept can be repurposed to help overcome the deficiencies of current social advocacy.
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    Europe Needs Chinese Investment

    Dalia Marin urges European policymakers to focus on boosting FDI flows from technologically advanced economies.
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    Why Macron Is Risking an Election

    Zaki Laïdi

    Why would French President Emmanuel Macron risk holding an election that the far right is likely to win? Because he has been unable to govern the country for two years now, and because burdening an untested opponent with the responsibilities of power may ultimately redound to his benefit.

    points out that the French president has little to lose by dissolving parliament after two years of paralysis.
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    The Economic Case for Seizing Russia’s Frozen Assets to Support Ukraine

    Timothy Ash rebuts the main arguments against confiscating Russian reserves to fund Ukraine’s defense.
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    The G7 Cannot Afford to Ignore Africa

    Hakainde Hichilema urges the group to commit to an ambitious replenishment of the International Development Association.
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    Europe Must Fight the Far-Right Surge

    Philippe Legrain thinks French President Emmanuel Macron was right to challenge the National Rally by calling a snap election.

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