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Juan Manuel Santos

Juan Manuel Santos

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Juan Manuel Santos, a Nobel Peace laureate, is a former president of Colombia (2010-18), a visiting professor at the Department of International Development at the University of Oxford, and a member of The Elders. 

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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Legalization Is the Only Viable Drug Policy
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    Legalization Is the Only Viable Drug Policy

    Mar 19, 2019 Juan Manuel Santos, et al. frame the issue as a simple choice between empowering governments or enabling criminal cartels.

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    The Key to Unlocking Africa’s Economic Potential

    Landry Signé explains why fostering trade integration and regional value chains is essential for the continent to prosper.
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    Geopolitical Davids and Goliaths

    Harold James considers lessons from smaller countries about how to wield power and influence in the twenty-first century.
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    Preparing for the Next Global Catastrophe

    José Manuel Barroso explains why global leaders must focus on creating equitable response mechanisms ahead of the next crisis.
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    Italy’s Next Government Must Tackle Climate Security

    Luca Bergamaschi shows why the country’s politicians can no longer afford to ignore a major threat to national security.
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    Europe and the New Non-Alignment

    Laurence Tubiana

    Despite the massive civilian suffering in Ukraine, many countries have been wary of taking sides, owing both to a perception of European double standards and to Russia’s leverage over energy and commodity prices. But while new geopolitical dynamics have complicated climate advocacy, they certainly haven't derailed it.

    sees both challenges and opportunities for climate policy in an era of geopolitical fragmentation.
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    The Sting of Climate Risk Is in the Tails

    Mark Cliffe thinks conventional models have overemphasized the long term at the expense of more immediate threats.
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    Should Humanities Professors Be Automated?

    Nicholas Agar considers the implications of recent successes with AI-generated academic research and writing.
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    Should Energy Companies’ Windfall Profits Be Taxed?

    Imposing a one-off tax on energy companies’ extraordinary profits might seem like a no-brainer at a time of soaring inflation, but the idea has more than a few detractors. As policymakers in a growing number of economies move ahead, we asked PS commentators whether they are right to do so.

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    The Global Necessity of American Democracy

    Javier Solana shows why the political health of the United States has become a matter of global concern.

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