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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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    Is the Quad Becoming a Potemkin Alliance?

    Brahma Chellaney fears that US President Joe Biden’s conciliatory approach toward China is undermining Indo-Pacific security.
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    The High Costs of the New US Tariffs on Chinese EVs

    Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg

    Every time one set of protectionist measures against China disappoints, the United States escalates its economic war in the hope that additional restrictions will prove more effective. Yet by slapping massive tariffs on Chinese electric vehicles, America has laid bare its own hypocrisy and economic vulnerabilities.

    laments the Biden administration's embrace of costly, futile efforts to outcompete low-cost rivals.
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    How G7 Leaders Can Unlock Financing for Africa

    William Ruto

    With many African countries trapped in perpetual cycles of debt, financing investment in sustainable development has become increasingly difficult, if not impossible. The situation demands that wealthy countries step up and offer debt relief and cancellation, in addition to more concessional and long-term financing.

    urges wealthy countries to help bring the global financial system into line with the developing world's needs.
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    The Threat of Trumpflation and a Fed War

    J. Bradford DeLong thinks monetary hawks should be more worried about the return of a populist demagogue to the White House.
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    Is China Too Old to Get Rich?

    Yi Fuxian explains why the country’s rising median age is at the root of its current malaise.
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    The Dangerous Retreat into Protectionism

    Carl Bildt warns that nothing good will come from a more deeply fragmented global economy.
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    The Case for Ukraine’s NATO Accession

    Yuriy Gorodnichenko & Ilona Sologoub explain why giving in to the Kremlin’s nuclear blackmail could push the alliance into a death spiral.
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    Don’t Believe the AI Hype

    Daron Acemoglu finds nothing to support widely cited assessments of the technology’s near-term potential.
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    What the China Pessimists Are Getting Wrong

    Yu Yongding rejects gloomy narratives about the economy’s prospects and proposes ways to revive growth.

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