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Joschka Fischer

Joschka Fischer

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Joschka Fischer, Germany’s foreign minister and vice chancellor from 1998 to 2005, was a leader of the German Green Party for almost 20 years.

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  1. Reckoning With a New Authoritarian Bloc
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    Reckoning With a New Authoritarian Bloc

    May 23, 2024 Joschka Fischer considers the implications of a northern Asian alliance that exists primarily to challenge American hegemony.

  2. The Gaza War Goes Global
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    The Gaza War Goes Global

    Apr 18, 2024 Joschka Fischer considers the implications of Iran’s unprecedented decision to launch a direct strike on Israeli territory.

  3. When France and Germany Squabble, Putin Rejoices
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    When France and Germany Squabble, Putin Rejoices

    Mar 22, 2024 Joschka Fischer worries that top European leaders are airing their disagreements when they should be signaling solidarity.

  4. Europe Is Home Alone
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    Europe Is Home Alone

    Feb 21, 2024 Joschka Fischer thinks the threats to European security have become too great for the status quo to bear.

  5. The Global Consequences of the War in Ukraine
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    The Global Consequences of the War in Ukraine

    Jan 18, 2024 Joschka Fischer explains how Russia's aggression has reshaped international relations, and why it will continue to do so.

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    Europe’s Carbon Border Tax Advances the Fight Against Climate Change

    Jeffrey Frankel shows how the European Union’s carbon-price mechanism could encourage other countries to follow suit.
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    Africa Can’t Prosper Without Regional Trade

    Kingsley Moghalu argues that the continent has been missing a key ingredient of robust, sustained growth.
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    Divestment from Israel Will Not Bring Peace

    Anne O. Krueger argues that meeting protesters' demand would weaken US universities – one of America’s sources of strength.
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    The US-China Trade War Heats Up

    A spate of new US tariffs on Chinese goods has raised the specter of full economic decoupling between the world’s two largest economies. For many observers, the measures are not only misguided, but also counter-productive, with the potential to undermine economic dynamism, hamper climate action, and trigger geopolitical conflict.

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    The Indian Election and the Country’s Economic Future

    Raghuram G. Rajan

    Economically, India today feels like a place of limitless possibilities. But with only a narrow window in which to grow rich before it grows old, the policy decisions it makes today will have an outsize influence on its future prospects.

    worries that the country will squander its massive potential by trying to emulate China's growth strategy.
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    How Europe Can Get the Green Deal Done

    Simone Tagliapietra proposes EU-level measures that would help offset the negative distributional effects of climate policy.
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    Reckoning With a New Authoritarian Bloc

    Joschka Fischer considers the implications of a northern Asian alliance that exists primarily to challenge American hegemony.
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    Is Europe Too Big for Further Enlargement?

    Ana Palacio warns that even if candidates meet accession criteria, decision-making processes would need to be reformed.
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    The Sino-American Trade War Benefits China’s Competitors

    Arvind Subramanian warns that escalating protectionism, while dangerous, could end up helping developing countries like India.

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