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Josep Borrell

Josep Borrell

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Josep Borrell, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, is Vice President of the European Commission for a Stronger Europe in the World.

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  1. Europe and the World Need Ukraine to Prevail
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    Europe and the World Need Ukraine to Prevail

    Feb 21, 2024 Dmytro Kuleba & Josep Borrell remind everyone of the stakes in Russia's war of aggression, as it enters its third year.

  2. Europe Knows that Climate Action Is Vital to Global Security
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    Europe Knows that Climate Action Is Vital to Global Security

    Dec 1, 2023 Josep Borrell & Wopke Hoekstra reiterates the EU’s commitment to advancing mitigation and adaptation, at home and globally.

  3. Democracy Must Prevail in the Sahel
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    Democracy Must Prevail in the Sahel

    Sep 7, 2023 Josep Borrell sees cascading coups in the region as a major test for the European Union's own resolve and unity.

  4. Honesty Can Advance the Middle East Peace Process
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    Honesty Can Advance the Middle East Peace Process

    Mar 9, 2023 Josep Borrell calls for a renewed international effort to create the conditions for Israeli-Palestinian talks.

  5. Making Ukrainian Victory Possible
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    Making Ukrainian Victory Possible

    Feb 2, 2023 Josep Borrell explains why continued military support and other forms of assistance remain critical.

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    Overcoming Political Short-Termism in Latin America

    Eric Parrado envisions independent institutions empowered to devise and implement long-term development-related policies.
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    Iran’s Economy Needs a New Deal with the West

    Djavad Salehi-Isfahani shows that pursuing sanctions relief is the only solution to the country's stagflation.
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    Africa’s Hobbled Hegemons

    Adekeye Adebajo

    In the face of regional turmoil, rising extremism, and heightened geopolitical tensions, Africa urgently needs strong leadership. But its two most significant regional powers, Nigeria and South Africa, are too constrained by domestic challenges to represent Africa’s interests effectively on the world stage.

    examines the causes of political and economic malaise in Nigeria and South Africa.
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    The US Needs a Techno-Industrial Strategy

    Liza Tobin & Addis Goldman outline a three-pronged approach that would entrench American leadership in advanced industries.
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    The Fed Should Not Cut Interest Rates Yet

    Michael R. Strain argues that declaring victory over inflation, while tempting, would be to misread current economic conditions.
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    Preparing for a Future of Extreme Heat Waves

    Renzo R. Guinto urges political leaders to place resilience at the heart of housing, transport, and water policies.
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    Israel Is Enabling Iran’s War of Attrition

    Shlomo Ben-Ami thinks that Binyamin Netanyahu and his messianic allies are hastening the destruction of the Jewish state.
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    Unlocking IMF Reform

    Barry Eichengreen

    Sketching a reform agenda for the International Monetary Fund is easy; implementing reform is hard. It will require, among other things, the US to give up its veto in the institution, and China to assume more responsibility for global stability and the problems of other economies.

    writes that the key is a governance overhaul combined with a renewed focus on the Fund’s core mission.
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    The King of the Americans

    Steve Pincus observes that the US Supreme Court has given the president powers denied to English monarchs since James II.

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