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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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Latin America Confronts the Coronavirus
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    Latin America Confronts the Coronavirus

    Apr 16, 2020 Fernando Henrique Cardoso, et al. argue that populist grandstanding jeopardizes the top priority – minimizing the pandemic’s death toll.

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    Putin’s Brezhnev Moment

    Aryeh Neier draws parallels between the regime’s ongoing crackdown on civil society and late Soviet repression.
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    Utopia or Bust

    J. Bradford DeLong considers our options for both expanding and effectively slicing the proverbial economic pie.
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    Germany’s Reckoning

    Helmut K. Anheier

    Germany is now grappling with a host of difficult questions about its place in the world, the nature of its politics, and its most cherished values. For a pacifist society in a new age of conflict and war, everything must change if things are to remain the same.

    traces the contours of the country's debate, triggered by the Ukraine war, about its strategic future.
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    Preempting a Generative AI Monopoly

    Diane Coyle urges policymakers to take steps to counter the anti-competitive implications of a rapidly emerging market.
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    Japan’s Strategic Imperative

    Joseph S. Nye, Jr. sees the country doubling down on its best option for ensuring national security and regional stability.
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    China’s Savings Conundrum

    Zhang Jun explains why – and how – the country must stimulate household consumption to achieve a robust recovery.
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    The Flight of the Inflation Hawks

    Though the US Federal Reserve’s first interest-rate hike of 2023 is smaller than those that preceded it, policymakers have signaled that more increases are on the way, despite slowing price growth. But there is good reason to doubt the utility – and fear the consequences – of continued rate hikes, on both sides of the Atlantic.

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    How to Transform African Agriculture

    Safia Boly & Omid Kassiri identify four principles that could help governments across the continent boost food security.
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    Making Ukrainian Victory Possible

    Josep Borrell explains why continued military support and other forms of assistance remain critical.

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