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Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga

Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga

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Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga, a former president of Latvia (1999-2007), is Co-Chair of the Nizami Ganjavi International Center in Baku.

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  1. Petrostates Must Take the Lead on Climate Finance
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    Petrostates Must Take the Lead on Climate Finance

    Nov 28, 2023 Ban Ki-moon, et al. urges oil-exporting countries to kickstart a program of green investment in the Global South at COP28.

  2. Putin Is No Peter the Great
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    Putin Is No Peter the Great

    Jul 14, 2022 Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga argues that Russia’s revisionist president is the antithesis of a modernizing reformer.

  3. Europe’s Foreign-Policy Resilience
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    Europe’s Foreign-Policy Resilience

    Feb 12, 2013 Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga & Antonio Vitorino

  4. A German Europe?
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    A German Europe?

    Apr 3, 2012 Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga & Antonio Vitorino

  5. European Foreign Policy after Libya
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    European Foreign Policy after Libya

    Apr 7, 2011 Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga & Antonio Vitorino

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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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