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Joschka Fischer

Joschka Fischer

Writing for PS since 2006
208 commentaries

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. Europe Can No Longer Afford Disunity
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    Europe Can No Longer Afford Disunity

    Sep 1, 2023 Joschka Fischer urges policymakers to address the continent’s structural challenges by forging closer political and military ties.

  2. Erdoğan Comes in from the Cold
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    Erdoğan Comes in from the Cold

    Jul 21, 2023 Joschka Fischer interprets recent moves by the Turkish president as an indication that he is realigning with the West.

  3. Heightened Risk from a Weakened Russia
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    Heightened Risk from a Weakened Russia

    Jul 4, 2023 Joschka Fischer considers the lasting implications of the Wagner Group's dramatic, unresisted march on Moscow.

  4. Will Europe Be the World's Biggest Loser?
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    Will Europe Be the World's Biggest Loser?

    May 18, 2023 Joschka Fischer doubts that the bloc's interests will be well served in a reorganized multipolar international order.

  5. Recharging Europe’s Franco-German Engine
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    Recharging Europe’s Franco-German Engine

    May 1, 2023 Joschka Fischer urges the EU’s two largest economies to re-establish close ties for the benefit of all member states.

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    Bridging the Climate-Development Gap

    Dani Rodrik & Ishac Diwan explain how to free up fiscal space for sustainable development in many low- and middle-income countries.
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    Lower Transaction Costs for Greater Innovation

    Andrew Sheng & Xiao Geng highlight the link between access to global markets and investment in research and development.
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    Ashoka Mody on Indian corruption, growth, jobs, and more

    Ashoka Mody explains the roots of the lack of accountability in India, highlights shortcomings in human capital and gender equality, casts doubt on the country’s ability to assume a Chinese-style role in manufacturing, and more.
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    Why India’s Women Are More Vulnerable to Disasters

    Joyita Roy Chowdhury & Prarthna Agarwal Goel call attention to gender inequalities that exacerbate the effects of floods and other natural catastrophes.
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    Europe in the Age of Industrial Policy

    Michael Spence

    While China and the US take advantage of scale to pursue large-scale investment in critical sectors, the EU struggles to follow suit, owing to its decentralized fiscal structures and rules limiting government subsidies to industry. A new EU-level investment program is urgently needed.

    advocates a federal investment program, funded by EU sovereign-debt issuance and administered centrally.
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    Fixing Global Governance

    Gordon Brown explains how to make the G20 and the Bretton Woods institutions fit for purpose once again.
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    The EU Needs Fiscal Union

    Lucrezia Reichlin laments the pro-cyclical bent of the European Commission’s proposed reforms to fiscal rules.
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    The Roots of the Global Water Crisis

    Joshua Castellino explains why overhauling the current economic paradigm is crucial for preserving Earth’s natural systems.
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    The Electric Vehicle Revolution Comes for German Industry

    Dalia Marin explains how Europe can reverse engineer China’s approach to industrial policy.

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