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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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    What Climate-Vulnerable Developing Countries Need Right Now

    Mia Amor Mottley & Wale Edun propose a blueprint to unlock financing and kickstart investment in adaptation and clean energy.
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    Two Cheers for Identity Politics

    James Livingston argues that critics of the contemporary focus on issues of race, gender, and sexuality are ignoring history.
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    What the Next EU Leadership Must Do

    Carl Bildt offers a broad outline of the bloc's biggest challenges following this month's European Parliament election.
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    China Must Not Choose the Next Dalai Lama

    Brahma Chellaney urges the US and India to work together to protect the more than 600-year-old institution.
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    The New EU Leadership Must Unite on China

    Anders Fogh Rasmussen urges whoever takes over the bloc's foreign-policy portfolio to do more to deter Chinese aggression.
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    The Evolution of Empire

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    The history of Britain's conquest of India and humiliation of China shows that empire is very much still with us today. Though Americans tend to bristle at the idea, their own military, technological, and commercial power is as imperial and pervasive as Britain’s territorial dominance ever was.

    traces the enduring role of imperial power from the eighteenth century to the present.
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    If Democracy Isn’t Pro-Worker, It Will Die

    Daron Acemoglu argues that populists are making inroads because industrialized economies aren't delivering what was promised.
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    The Financial Risks of France’s Snap Election

    Brigitte Granville thinks political stalemate is a greater threat to European stability than a far-right government.
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    A Far-Right Resurgence in Europe?

    Many observers breathed a sigh of relief at the results of the European Parliament elections, because the widely predicted far-right surge did not dislodge traditional conservatives. But even if far-right forces do not dominate the next European Parliament, they have gained ground, particularly in France and Germany. Can mainstream politicians and parties reverse this trend?

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