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Kemal Derviş

Kemal Derviş

Writing for PS since 2003
122 commentaries

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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    Getting to Monetary Integration in Latin America

    Camila Villard Duran explains why the vision of a regional unit of account, advanced by Brazil and Argentina, is achievable.
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    The Age of Verbiage

    Arvind Subramanian blames today’s nonstop inundation of expert opinion for undermining the quality of public discourse.
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    Davos Man Has a People Problem

    Antara Haldar suspects that the socially “disembedded” economic logic of globalization has gone as far as it can go.
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    Eliminate the Debt Ceiling

    Willem H. Buiter thinks the US Constitution and common sense argue for a de facto abolition of the cap.
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    Japan’s Fiscal Dilemma

    Takatoshi Ito explains why the country’s deficit-financed spending spree endangers its national security.
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    Too Soon for Global Optimism

    Kenneth Rogoff

    It is hard to reconcile the jubilant mood of many business leaders with the uncertainty caused by the war in Ukraine. While there are some positive signs of economic recovery, a sudden escalation could severely destabilize the global economy, cause a stock market crash, and accelerate deglobalization.

    warns that the Ukraine war and economic fragmentation are still jeopardizing world growth prospects.
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    Why Europe’s Franco-German Engine Is Stalling

    Jean Pisani-Ferry cautions that the two countries' differences are so substantial that a hasty compromise will not suffice.
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    Central Banks Should Slow Down

    Lucrezia Reichlin fears the consequences of excessive interest-rate hikes in the US, the UK, and especially the eurozone.
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    Three Cheers for Hybrid Work

    Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg thinks the advantages of more flexible labor arrangements outweigh the disadvantages.

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