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Volker Perthes

Volker Perthes

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Volker Perthes is Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Sudan.

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  1. Sudan Opens for Business
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    Sudan Opens for Business

    May 7, 2021 Volker Perthes praises the transitional government for taking the right steps to position the country for economic success.

  2. Toward a New Iran Nuclear Deal
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    Toward a New Iran Nuclear Deal

    Feb 14, 2020 Volker Perthes advises the 2015 agreement's remaining signatories to use the pact's dispute-resolution mechanism.

  3. The US and Iran Are Playing a Dangerous Game
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    The US and Iran Are Playing a Dangerous Game

    Oct 1, 2019 Volker Perthes worries that the countries' asymmetric conflict is likely to escalate before diplomacy can defuse it.

  4. Toward European Strategic Autonomy
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    Toward European Strategic Autonomy

    Apr 4, 2019 Volker Perthes explains how Europe could increase its military and economic security in a rapidly changing world.

  5. Sustaining Europe’s Security Trio
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    Sustaining Europe’s Security Trio

    Aug 28, 2018 Volker Perthes advocates closer cooperation among France, Germany, and the United Kingdom, even after Brexit.

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    Disrupting the Disruptors

    Roger McNamee considers what new economic conditions mean for an industry whose growth (and misbehavior) defined an era.
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    When Voters Become Fans

    Kaushik Basu thinks deepening polarization has given the lie to a longstanding assumption about electoral politics.
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    Africa’s Responsibility to Protect Biodiversity

    Hailemariam Desalegn urges the continent’s leaders to unite behind a shared conservation agenda, beginning at COP15.
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    Resentment on the Western Front

    Sławomir Sierakowski thinks the Polish public needs a more open and honest conversation about refugees before resentment spirals.
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    Crypto’s Well-Worn Path to Crisis

    Xavier Vives writes that, despite the novelty of the assets, the narrative of FTX’s collapse was established long ago.
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    The Unavoidable Crash

    Nouriel Roubini anticipates a stagflationary debt crisis, owing to a dangerous combination of inflation and over-borrowing.
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    War Over Taiwan?

    Joseph S. Nye, Jr. considers whether a deterrence arrangement that has worked for 50 years is still sufficient.
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    The Contested Fed

    James Livingston

    By all accounts, central banks – particularly the Fed, because the dollar is still the world’s dominant currency – already act as investment authorities. But their recent bailouts have exacerbated economic inequality, and have done little or nothing to address climate change.

    reviews three books that, each in its own way, reveal a central truth about the world’s leading central bank.
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    The Economics of Mainstreaming Climate Action

    Jean Pisani-Ferry & Selma Mahfouz identify the risks and short-term costs associated with the energy transition over the next decade.

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