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John A. Mathews

John A. Mathews

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John A. Mathews is Professor Emeritus in the Faculty of Business & Economics at Macquarie University, Sydney, and the author of Greening of Capitalism.

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  1. The Rise of the “Petroyuan”
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    The Rise of the “Petroyuan”

    Dec 3, 2018 John A. Mathews & Mark Selden see in China's renminbi-denominated oil contracts the germ of a broader challenge to US dollar hegemony.

  2. A Greener Grid for East Asia
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    A Greener Grid for East Asia

    Aug 11, 2017 Sung-Young Kim & John A. Mathews say that vows by South Korea and Taiwan to end nuclear power amount to a watershed for the region.

  3. The Renewable Energy Revolution
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    The Renewable Energy Revolution

    Dec 8, 2015 John A. Mathews explains how and why China and India are driving the transition to a low-carbon global economy.

  4. China’s Green-Energy Revolution
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    China’s Green-Energy Revolution

    May 8, 2015 John A. Mathews & Hao Tan look at the country’s rapidly changing electricity system by the numbers.

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    Poland's Electoral Inquisition

    Sławomir Sierakowski decries a new law designed to disqualify opposition candidates from running in this year's general election.
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    Western Industrial Policy and International Law

    Joseph E. Stiglitz

    With recent landmark legislation to support decarbonization and innovation, the United States is making up for lost time after its failed 40-year experiment with neoliberalism. But if it is serious about embracing a new paradigm, it will need to do more to help bring the rest of the world along.

    explains how to minimize the political risks of new spending packages in the US and Europe.
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    The IMF’s Turn to Lead on Climate

    Rakesh Mohan, et al. explain how the International Monetary Fund can best support green investment where it is needed the most.
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    If Trump Returns

    Joseph S. Nye, Jr.

    What would a second Donald Trump presidency mean for US foreign policy and the world? While the man himself is unpredictable, his first term and his behavior since losing re-election in 2020 offer plenty of clues, none of which will be comforting to America's allies.

    considers the implications of the 2024 presidential election for America's foreign policy and global standing.
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    A Western Distraction from Climate Action

    Ali Rashid Al Nuaimi warns that calls for the removal of Sultan Al Jaber as COP28 president-designate are a dangerous diversion.
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    How to Restructure Chinese Supply Chains

    Andrew Sheng & Xiao Geng argue that private markets can be leveraged to support a much-needed economic transformation.
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    The Supply Side of Decarbonization

    Ricardo Hausmann touts strategies that create incentives for developing countries to produce renewables and other green goods.
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    America and China Are on a Collision Course

    Nouriel Roubini juxtaposes recent developments and current trends with diplomatic happy talk about a “thaw” in tensions.
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    Leveling the Financial Playing Field for Africa

    Amadou Hott & Mark Malloch-Brown propose ways to redress longstanding inequities and enable African-led solutions to succeed.

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