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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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    Europe Must Clamp Down on Russian Oil Flows Through Turkey

    Martin Vladimirov urges policymakers to close the sanctions loophole that allows the Kremlin to sell fossil fuels to the EU.
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    Rebooting the Sustainable Development Goals

    John W. McArthur & Zia Khan urge political, business, and civil-society leaders to foster the big ideas needed to meet the 2030 targets.
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    Is Greece’s Six-Day Work Week a Harbinger?

    Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg points out that the country is facing the same demographic problem as almost all advanced economies.
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    The Euro and Its Imperial Ancestors

    Victoria Gierok

    At 25, the euro has come of age at a time when European politics is tending toward fragmentation and a renewed emphasis on national sovereignty. To determine whether it will last, it helps to consult the history of earlier common-currency projects.

    draws lessons from earlier experiments with common currencies across disparate polities and economies.
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    Overcoming Political Short-Termism in Latin America

    Eric Parrado envisions independent institutions empowered to devise and implement long-term development-related policies.
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    Iran’s Economy Needs a New Deal with the West

    Djavad Salehi-Isfahani shows that pursuing sanctions relief is the only solution to the country's stagflation.
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    Africa’s Hobbled Hegemons

    Adekeye Adebajo

    In the face of regional turmoil, rising extremism, and heightened geopolitical tensions, Africa urgently needs strong leadership. But its two most significant regional powers, Nigeria and South Africa, are too constrained by domestic challenges to represent Africa’s interests effectively on the world stage.

    examines the causes of political and economic malaise in Nigeria and South Africa.
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    The US Needs a Techno-Industrial Strategy

    Liza Tobin & Addis Goldman outline a three-pronged approach that would entrench American leadership in advanced industries.
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    The Fed Should Not Cut Interest Rates Yet

    Michael R. Strain argues that declaring victory over inflation, while tempting, would be to misread current economic conditions.

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