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Nick Butler

Nick Butler

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Nick Butler, a visiting professor at King’s College London, is Founding Chair of the King’s Policy Institute and Chair of Promus Associates.

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  1. From Climate Justice to Climate Liability
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    From Climate Justice to Climate Liability

    Dec 15, 2022 Nick Butler explains why the importance of the COP27 "loss and damage" agreement should not be underestimated.

  2. The State Is Taking Back Energy
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    The State Is Taking Back Energy

    Oct 6, 2022 Nick Butler sees increased government intervention in the sector as necessary but too often suboptimal.

  3. Can Nuclear Energy Come Back from the Grave?
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    Can Nuclear Energy Come Back from the Grave?

    Jun 8, 2022 Nick Butler thinks the Ukraine war and high natural-gas prices could trigger a renaissance for the industry.

  4. Will America Become the Saudi Arabia of Natural Gas?
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    Will America Become the Saudi Arabia of Natural Gas?

    Apr 14, 2022 Nick Butler highlights the obstacles to the United States’ becoming the world’s supplier of last resort.

  5. Putin's War and World Energy
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    Putin's War and World Energy

    Mar 8, 2022 Nick Butler considers what the corporate exodus from Russia will mean for a sector at the heart of the global economy.

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    The US Is Jeopardizing the Open Internet

    Natalie Dunleavy Campbell & Stan Adams condemn America’s apparent decision to abandon its role as a champion of a free digital domain.
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    How to Finance Higher Education in Africa

    Célestin Monga proposes a mix of several funding streams to improve access to high-quality colleges and universities.
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    Catalytic Capital Holds the Key to Southeast Asia’s Green Transition

    Kitty Bu & Stefanie Fairholme highlight the potential role of early-stage funding in advancing the region’s decarbonization efforts.
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    Which AI Risks Matter?

    Edoardo Campanella

    To prevent humanity from ever being demoted to the status of gorillas by a highly advanced artificial intelligence, most AI experts agree that we must retain control over the technology. But with developers racing to achieve the next breakthrough and gain market share, that may be easier said than done.

    considers three leading experts’ assessments of the technology’s future capabilities and their implications.
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    Europe Must Defend Itself

    Donald Trump – who spent his presidency lambasting NATO – recently suggested that he would encourage Russian aggression against NATO allies that had not met their commitment to spend 2% of GDP on defense. With Trump vying for another term in the White House – and the Ukraine war still raging on the European Union’s doorstep – EU countries can no longer ignore the difficult but essential task of taking charge of their own security.

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    Making the Most of FDI

    Keun Lee considers what it takes to convert foreign investment into growth, development, and technological upgrading.
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    Explaining Americans’ Pessimism About a Strong Economy

    Jeffrey Frankel considers possible reasons for the disconnect between economic performance and public perceptions.
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    Sharing the Tech Wealth

    Diane Coyle urges investment in digital public infrastructure to curb the adverse effects of market power.
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    The WTO’s FDI Challenge

    Karl P. Sauvant urges the World Trade Organization’s members to adopt the new Investment Facilitation for Development Agreement.

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