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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

    Why Development Aid is Not Enough

    Jan 11, 2012 Erik Solheim

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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

    Exactly one year ago, it was still unclear whether Europeans would be able to come together to support Ukraine in the face of Russian aggression. But, following the latest announcements of stepped-up military aid, there can no longer be any doubt about Europe's willingness to furnish what Ukraine needs to win.

    explains why continued military support and other forms of assistance remain critical.
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    Death or Glory in Russia

    Slavoj Žižek

    The Russian state’s ideological madness and reversion to warlordism have been abetted by a religious fundamentalism that openly celebrates death in the name of achieving a god-like status. As Vladimir Putin’s propagandists are telling Russians, “Life is overrated.”

    traces the religious and intellectual roots of the Kremlin’s increasingly morbid war propaganda.
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    Only the US Congress Can Stop Ukraine from Winning

    Simon Johnson explains why Russia’s best hope now lies with House Republicans’ nonsensical position on the US debt ceiling.
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    What Japanese Deterrence Would Look Like

    Bill Emmott explains what it will take to discourage aggression by North Korea, Russia, and especially China.
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    Getting to Monetary Integration in Latin America

    Camila Villard Duran explains why the vision of a regional unit of account, advanced by Brazil and Argentina, is achievable.
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    The Age of Verbiage

    Arvind Subramanian blames today’s nonstop inundation of expert opinion for undermining the quality of public discourse.
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    Davos Man Has a People Problem

    Antara Haldar suspects that the socially “disembedded” economic logic of globalization has gone as far as it can go.

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