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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. The Strategy Against Russia Is Working and Must Continue
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    The Strategy Against Russia Is Working and Must Continue

    Sep 14, 2022 Josep Borrell says that Ukrainian forces’ recent success shows that Western sanctions are achieving their intended effect.

  2. Getting Serious About European Defense
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    Getting Serious About European Defense

    Jun 1, 2022 Josep Borrell explains why EU member states must spend more and, more important, spend better on their collective security.

  3. Decarbonization Is Now a Strategic Imperative
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    Decarbonization Is Now a Strategic Imperative

    Apr 27, 2022 Josep Borrell & Werner Hoyer offer a blueprint for reducing Europe's dependence on Russian energy as fast as possible.

  4. Putin's War Has Given Birth to Geopolitical Europe
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    Putin's War Has Given Birth to Geopolitical Europe

    Mar 3, 2022 Josep Borrell explains the sea change that the EU's robust, unified response to Russia's war on Ukraine represents.

  5. Europe Must Be Africa's Partner of Choice
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    Europe Must Be Africa's Partner of Choice

    Feb 14, 2022 Josep Borrell explains why the European Union needs to forge a stronger alliance with its massive southern neighbor.

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    Germany’s Emerging War Economy

    Dalia Marin outlines how the country can transform its economy and help Europe achieve strategic autonomy.
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    Japan’s Post-Abe Trust Crisis

    Akira Kawamoto explains how Fumio Kishida’s embattled government can regain public confidence and boost economic growth.
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    Liz Truss vs. the Bank of England

    Shang-Jin Wei explains how UK policymakers can prevent a financial crisis by helping pensioners and homeowners.
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    What’s Happened to China’s Economy?

    Zhang Jun worries that weakened incentives for local-government policy innovation are undermining dynamism and growth.
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    Women, Life, Freedom, and the Left

    Slavoj Žižek

    Four recent global news stories have revealed the varieties of women’s empowerment, showing how the politics of sex and gender can either challenge or reinforce existing power structures. For Western liberals, understanding these dynamics will be crucial to beating back the new right.

    shows how four recent news events highlight the failings of Western progressives to counter the far right.
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    Toward a Progressive Economic Agenda

    Mariana Mazzucato offers a five-pronged policy blueprint for the left to counter populism and recover electoral relevance.
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    The Gorbachev Diagnosis

    Daniel Yergin revisits a 2001 interview with the former Soviet leader to consider where things went awry for Russia.
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    The Canary in the Inflation Coal Mine

    Jonathan D. Ostry explains why central banks should pay much greater attention to shipping costs.
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    The Crumbling Nuclear Taboo

    Beatrice Fihn urges countries to refrain from responding to Russia's nuclear threats with nuclear threats of their own.

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