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Soňa Muzikárová

Soňa Muzikárová

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Soňa Muzikárová, an Eisenhower Fellow and a non-resident fellow at the Atlantic Council, is a former economist at the European Central Bank, a former diplomat at the OECD, and a former senior adviser to the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Slovak Republic.

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  1. Europe’s Chance to Finish Off Illiberal Democracy
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    Europe’s Chance to Finish Off Illiberal Democracy

    Nov 21, 2023 Soňa Muzikárová urges EU policymakers to leverage the bloc’s financial power to weaken authoritarian governments.

  2. Greening Eastern Europe’s Growth Engines
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    Greening Eastern Europe’s Growth Engines

    May 9, 2023 Soňa Muzikárová explains why the region's residents and political leaders have been so slow to embrace the climate transition.

  3. Poland’s Ukrainian Rehabilitation
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    Poland’s Ukrainian Rehabilitation

    Feb 20, 2023 Soňa Muzikárová explains what it will take for the country to preserve and increase its newfound influence in Europe.

  4. A Bottom-Up Approach to Education Reform
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    A Bottom-Up Approach to Education Reform

    Oct 26, 2021 Miroslav Beblavý & Soňa Muzikárová show how grassroots initiatives can jump-start necessary changes in educational systems.

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    Carbon Credits Hold the Key to Combating Deforestation

    Roselyn Fosuah Adjei explains how nature-based offsets could help reduce emissions and benefit local communities.
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    Alexei Navalny Did Not Die for Nothing

    Ian Buruma

    The Russian opposition leader faced a dilemma that all dissenters in authoritarian states must grapple with: live in exile and fade into obscurity, or confront an oppressive regime and risk imprisonment and torture. Navalny’s choice – and the price he paid for making it – will inspire dissidents for generations to come.

    highlights the crucial role of political martyrs in inspiring resistance to oppressive regimes.
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    The Submergence of Emerging Markets

    Andrés Velasco worries that major middle-income economies are facing a prolonged slowdown, jeopardizing global convergence.
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    How AI Could Reshape Medicine

    Junaid Nabi highlights the new technology’s potential to transform how we diagnose, treat, and prevent diseases.
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    Making Bretton Woods Work for Africa

    Hippolyte Fofack envisions a reformed global financial architecture that provides equal access to long-term patient capital.
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    Making Sense of Society

    Michael Spence considers why a healthy civil society is crucial to good governance and inclusive prosperity.
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    Shock Therapy Killed Navalny

    Antara Haldar argues that while Vladimir Putin bears responsibility, so do the economic policies that put him in power.
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    Putin’s Silk Road Around Sanctions

    Robin Brooks & Simon Johnson urge Europe and the G7 to stop the re-export of Western goods to Russia from Central Asia and the Caucasus.
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    To Fight Climate Change, End Fossil-Fuel Subsidies

    Günther Thallinger & Ludovic Subran urge policymakers to recognize the true costs of a policy that harms the planet and does not help the poor.

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