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Jeffrey D. Sachs

Jeffrey D. Sachs

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Jeffrey D. Sachs, University Professor at Columbia University, is Director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University and President of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network. He has served as adviser to three UN Secretaries-General, and currently serves as an SDG Advocate under Secretary-General António Guterres. His books include The End of Poverty, Common Wealth, The Age of Sustainable Development, Building the New American EconomyA New Foreign Policy: Beyond American Exceptionalism, and, most recently, The Ages of Globalization.

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  1. Pakistan and the Fight for Climate Justice
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    Pakistan and the Fight for Climate Justice

    Sep 13, 2022 Jeffrey D. Sachs argues that the country's calamitous floods serve to highlight the rich world's financial liabilities.

  2. Did US Biotechnology Help to Create COVID-19?
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    Did US Biotechnology Help to Create COVID-19?

    May 27, 2022 Neil L. Harrison & Jeffrey D. Sachs call for an investigation into research practices that could have led to the coronavirus's emergence in China.

  3. Ending the War of Attrition in Ukraine
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    Ending the War of Attrition in Ukraine

    May 10, 2022 Jeffrey D. Sachs insists that the solution that was on the table in March remains the only viable option for restoring peace.

  4. Time to Talk Peace Terms with Russia
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    Time to Talk Peace Terms with Russia

    Mar 28, 2022 Jeffrey D. Sachs outlines what a negotiated settlement could look like – and why Ukraine and its allies should support it.

  5. Diplomacy Remains the Only Option in Ukraine
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    Diplomacy Remains the Only Option in Ukraine

    Mar 9, 2022 Jeffrey D. Sachs urges the US and Europe to seek a compromise based on Ukrainian neutrality in exchange for Russia's withdrawal.

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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

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    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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