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Juan Manuel Santos

Juan Manuel Santos

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Juan Manuel Santos, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, is a former president of Colombia (2010-18) and a member of The Elders.

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  1. Unity on Ukraine Is Unity on Peace and Justice
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    Unity on Ukraine Is Unity on Peace and Justice

    Feb 23, 2023 Ban Ki-moon & Juan Manuel Santos explain why accountability for Russia matters even for countries that would prefer to stay out of the conflict.

  2. What the COP15 Biodiversity Conference Must Do
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    What the COP15 Biodiversity Conference Must Do

    Dec 6, 2022 Juan Manuel Santos hopes world leaders will deliver a breakthrough for nature equivalent to the Paris climate agreement.

  3. Award the Nobel Peace Prize to Nature's Protectors
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    Award the Nobel Peace Prize to Nature's Protectors

    Oct 4, 2021 Juan Manuel Santos, et al. think this year's Peace Prize should go to the world's leading multilateral authority on biodiversity science.

  4. Peacemaking After the Pandemic
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    Peacemaking After the Pandemic

    Jul 19, 2021 Juan Manuel Santos explains why he is hopeful that a post-COVID recovery will enable renewed efforts to end violent conflicts.

  5. Keeping Poverty Reduction Front and Center
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    Keeping Poverty Reduction Front and Center

    Jul 29, 2020 Juan Manuel Santos & Sabina Alkire urge policymakers to emphasize support for the poor when adopting pandemic response and recovery measures.

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    The Drums of US-China Cyber War

    Stephen S. Roach worries that irrational Sinophobia has become America's new bipartisan political orthodoxy.
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    Japan as Number Four

    Takatoshi Ito hopes the news that the economy has slipped from third place globally will serve as a wake-up call.
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    The Financial March to War

    Harold James explains how currency wars and speculation could feature in today’s great-power conflicts.
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    A Stablecoin Pilot in China?

    Andrew Sheng & Xiao Geng see an opportunity in Hong Kong’s efforts to establish a regulatory regime for issuers of the cryptoasset.
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    The War for the West

    Ivan Krastev interviewed by Sławomir Sierakowski

    Although the events of the last two years amount to a clear strategic failure for Russian President Vladimir Putin, it is equally clear that the West became overly confident after Ukraine's battlefield successes in 2022. Now, a strategic re-calibration may be in order.

    about the conflict in Ukraine and the challenges facing Western democracies in a changing world.
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    An Antidote to the Polarization Poison

    Ngaire Woods suggests how policymakers can foster a sense of solidarity among people of different political creeds.
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    How America’s CHIPS Act Hurts Taiwan

    Chang-Tai Hsieh, et al. worry that US inducements are luring the world’s top semiconductor manufacturer down a dead end.
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    Will the US Economy Drive Global Growth this Year?

    Mohamed A. El-Erian

    Despite rosy forecasts, the US economy faces powerful headwinds that call into question its ability to serve as the world’s main growth driver. These challenges are compounded by domestic and geopolitical uncertainties that have not been reflected in market valuations and economic assessments.

    explains why economists and investors are far too optimistic about America’s near-term prospects.
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    The US Is Jeopardizing the Open Internet

    Natalie Dunleavy Campbell & Stan Adams condemn America’s apparent decision to abandon its role as a champion of a free digital domain.

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