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Sebastián Strauss

Sebastián Strauss

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Sebastián Strauss is a senior research analyst and a coordinator for strategic engagements at the Brookings Institution. 

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  1. The Key to Global Climate Success
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    The Key to Global Climate Success

    Jul 15, 2021 Kemal Derviş & Sebastián Strauss call for more long-term financing to accelerate emerging and developing economies’ green transitions.

  2. Can Multilateral Cooperation Coexist with Great-Power Rivalry?
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    Can Multilateral Cooperation Coexist with Great-Power Rivalry?

    Apr 21, 2021 Kemal Derviş & Sebastián Strauss assess prospects for US-China collaboration on economic and climate policy amid rising bilateral tensions.

  3. The Decarbonization Paradox
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    The Decarbonization Paradox

    Feb 17, 2021 Kemal Derviş & Sebastián Strauss explain why achieving a net-zero global economy by 2050 may be both seemingly impossible and inevitable.

  4. How Europe Can Work with Biden
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    How Europe Can Work with Biden

    Nov 12, 2020 Kemal Derviş & Sebastián Strauss argue that closer transatlantic cooperation on key policy issues can strengthen support for multilateralism.

  5. Multilateralism for the Masses
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    Multilateralism for the Masses

    Sep 7, 2020 Kemal Derviş & Sebastián Strauss advance a vision of global cooperation that can counter populist narratives at the UN General Assembly.

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    A Weak, Uneven Global Recovery

    Eswar Prasad & Caroline Smiltneks explain why domestic political divisions and inflationary pressures jeopardize current market optimism.
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    Will Cambridge Support Free Speech?

    Peter Singer examines the university’s ongoing case against Nathan Cofnas, a research fellow who advocates “race realism.”
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    Can China Get Out of Its Rut?

    China’s authorities have powerful economic-policy levers at their disposal to achieve their 5% growth target this year and put the economy on a more sustainable long-term growth path. But several trends – from the shift toward state capitalism to population aging to the loss of goodwill between Chinese and Americans – could thwart China’s ambition to join the ranks of high-income countries by mid-century.

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    China Stifles Its Own Debate

    Stephen S. Roach

    For more than two decades, the China Development Forum was a meeting where foreign business, political, and academic leaders could debate the state of the Chinese economy with the country’s highest leaders. But this year’s gathering eschewed open and honest dialogue, in favor of telling only “good stories” about China.

    bemoans the transformation of the country’s most important platform for open dialogue into a schmooze-fest.
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    Leaving Africa’s Colonial-Era Currency Will Be Hard, But May Be Wise

    Peter Doyle considers how exiting the CFA franc zone could benefit Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger, despite the challenges.
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    Europe’s War Jitters

    Shlomo Ben-Ami urges EU member states to prepare for the possibility of the US abandoning its NATO commitments.
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    Governments Must Shape AI’s Future

    Mariana Mazzucato & Fausto Gernone

    As with social media, the incentives around AI are aligned for rent extraction, where large companies, acting as intermediaries, amass profits at others’ expense. Governments urgently need to step in to ensure that the technology is being designed and brought to market in ways that will serve the common good.

    urge policymakers to see themselves as proactive participants in technological innovation and market-making.
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    How Guyana Became Latin America’s Leading Development Lab

    Iván Duque Márquez highlights the current government’s unique approach to managing its renewable and non-renewable resources.
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    Beating Back Populists at the Grassroots

    Sławomir Sierakowski interprets the seemingly mixed results of recent municipal and provincial elections in Poland.

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