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Kemal Derviş

Kemal Derviş

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Kemal Derviş, a former minister of economic affairs of Turkey and administrator for the United Nations Development Programme, is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution.

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  1. What Are the West’s Strategic Goals in the Ukraine War?
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    What Are the West’s Strategic Goals in the Ukraine War?

    Aug 24, 2022 Kemal Derviş thinks rich democracies’ stance toward Russia and the Global South will be key to shaping the future world order.

  2. Will Ukraine's Tragedy Spur UN Security Council Reform?
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    Will Ukraine's Tragedy Spur UN Security Council Reform?

    Mar 3, 2022 Kemal Derviş & José Antonio Ocampo argue that a mechanism for overturning permanent members’ vetoes would make the organization more effective.

  3. The Democratic Threat to Democracy
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    The Democratic Threat to Democracy

    Dec 31, 2021 Kemal Derviş argues that the shortest route to autocracy runs through illiberal majoritarianism, not Leninist vanguardism.

  4. Europe's Two Peace Missions
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    Europe's Two Peace Missions

    Nov 30, 2021 Kemal Derviş urges the European Union to act as a global standard-setter on climate change and dual-use technologies.

  5. Cautious Optimism on the Road to Glasgow
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    Cautious Optimism on the Road to Glasgow

    Oct 14, 2021 Kemal Derviş cautions against climate complacency in the run-up to the United Nations’ crucial COP26 summit.

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    Carbon Credits Hold the Key to Combating Deforestation

    Roselyn Fosuah Adjei explains how nature-based offsets could help reduce emissions and benefit local communities.
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    Alexei Navalny Did Not Die for Nothing

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    The Russian opposition leader faced a dilemma that all dissenters in authoritarian states must grapple with: live in exile and fade into obscurity, or confront an oppressive regime and risk imprisonment and torture. Navalny’s choice – and the price he paid for making it – will inspire dissidents for generations to come.

    highlights the crucial role of political martyrs in inspiring resistance to oppressive regimes.
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    The Submergence of Emerging Markets

    Andrés Velasco worries that major middle-income economies are facing a prolonged slowdown, jeopardizing global convergence.
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    How AI Could Reshape Medicine

    Junaid Nabi highlights the new technology’s potential to transform how we diagnose, treat, and prevent diseases.
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    Making Bretton Woods Work for Africa

    Hippolyte Fofack envisions a reformed global financial architecture that provides equal access to long-term patient capital.
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    Making Sense of Society

    Michael Spence considers why a healthy civil society is crucial to good governance and inclusive prosperity.
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    Shock Therapy Killed Navalny

    Antara Haldar argues that while Vladimir Putin bears responsibility, so do the economic policies that put him in power.
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    Putin’s Silk Road Around Sanctions

    Robin Brooks & Simon Johnson urge Europe and the G7 to stop the re-export of Western goods to Russia from Central Asia and the Caucasus.
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    To Fight Climate Change, End Fossil-Fuel Subsidies

    Günther Thallinger & Ludovic Subran urge policymakers to recognize the true costs of a policy that harms the planet and does not help the poor.

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