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Mikhail Gorbachev

Mikhail Gorbachev

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Mikhail Gorbachev was the last head of state of the Soviet Union, and helped to bring about a peaceful end to the Cold War, for which he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1990. He remained active in global and humanitarian affairs, most notably through his leadership of the Gorbachev Foundation. He was also the founder of the Green Cross International, an independent nongovernmental organization that addresses security, poverty, and environmental degradation.

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  1. A New Cold War Order?
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    A New Cold War Order?

    Jun 22, 2022 Mikhail Gorbachev & Nina L. Khrushcheva call for new and more inclusive international security institutions.

  2. A New Cold War Order?
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    A New Cold War Order?

    Jan 5, 2015 Mikhail Gorbachev calls for new and more inclusive international security institutions.

  3. The Unity of Water
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    The Unity of Water

    Jul 7, 2014 Mikhail Gorbachev urges the international community to get serious about governing cross-border riparian flows.

  4. A Farewell to Nuclear Arms
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    A Farewell to Nuclear Arms

    Oct 9, 2011 Mikhail Gorbachev on the legacy of the nuclear-arms race.

  5. A New Democratic Agenda for Russia
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    A New Democratic Agenda for Russia

    Dec 28, 2010 Mikhail Gorbachev

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    A Subsidy War Without Winners

    Andrés Velasco calls on policymakers to avoid petty conflicts and work together to encourage green investments.
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    Japan’s New Security Posture Is Abe’s Legacy

    Taniguchi Tomohiko explains how the government’s ambitious defense agenda expands on the late prime minister’s ideas.
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    For the Common Good

    Mariana Mazzucato outlines a new governance model for ensuring a fairer distribution of agency, risk, and reward.
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    Helping Middle-Income Energy Exporters Kick the Fossil-Fuel Habit

    Carlos Lopes explains what it will take for resource-rich economies to diversify and develop new revenue sources.
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    The New European Frontier

    Giulio Boccaletti

    Given this summer's climate-driven disasters, one might think that the European political system would be devising comprehensive adaptation plans. But, despite some steps in the right direction, Europeans are only just waking up to the constitutional implications of a changing physical environment.

    thinks a changing climate will force the European Union finally to embrace its political nature.
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    The Poverty of Anti-Capitalism

    Harold James considers recent arguments against markets, globalization, and growth, finding them to be deeply flawed.
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    How Not to Fight Inflation

    Joseph E. Stiglitz sees little upside and much downside to further monetary-policy tightening by the US Federal Reserve.
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    Who Is Part of the Free World?

    Anne-Marie Slaughter urges US President Joe Biden to abandon a phrase that is better left in the twentieth century.
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    Realism About Techno-Optimism

    Gernot Wagner laments that public debate about climate solutions is long on political grandstanding and short on nuance.

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