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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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    The Bretton Woods Institutions We Need

    Joaquim Levy, et al. explain how the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank can rise to current global challenges.
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    The World Cannot Afford to Ignore the Poorest Countries

    Indermit Gill & M. Ayhan Kose warn that a growing gap between the world’s haves and have-nots will undercut global goals.
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    The World Is Still on Fire

    Lawrence H. Summers & N.K. Singh

    For the last several years, world leaders have made big promises and laid out bold plans to mitigate the climate crisis and help the neediest countries adapt. At this year's World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings, they must demonstrate that they can fulfill these promises, rather than simply touting new ones.

    think policymakers need to get four things right to shore up the credibility of the international system.
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    Israel Must End the Gaza War

    Dennis Ross

    With the exception of the extreme right, no one in Israel wants to be stuck in Gaza, responsible for 2.4 million Palestinians, and facing a likely insurgency. Israel can end this war soon and save those hostages who are still alive, having demilitarized Gaza and set the stage for an alternative to Hamas.

    thinks the only strategic objective that matters is close – or close enough – to being met.
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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 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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