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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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    The Ukraine-Russia Culture War

    Yuriy Gorodnichenko & Ilona Sologoub survey the heated battles that have been playing out far from the physical battlefield.
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    The Poverty of AI Pessimism

    Jim O'Neill questions the increasingly popular sentiment that the technology will be economically destabilizing.
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    The Post-American Middle East

    Mark Leonard explains how the region became a laboratory for a future in which the US is not the sole hegemon.
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    How to Think About Climate-Tech Solutions

    Gernot Wagner offers lessons for navigating a field that is fraught with hype, unintended consequences, and other pitfalls.
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    Can the ECB Escape Its Own Trap?

    Otmar Issing examines the policy dilemma facing central banks as they try to shrink their bloated balance sheets.
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    The Democrats’ Disastrous Debt Deal

    James K. Galbraith decries the party’s willingness to play along with the Republicans’ bad-faith politicking.
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    Building a Biotech Alliance of Democracies

    Jafer Ahmad & Abigail Kukura explains how the US and its allies and partners can maintain leadership in a strategically vital sector.
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    The Transatlantic Carbon-Pricing Clash

    Daniel Gros predicts that the opposing approaches taken by the US and the EU will lead to trade and political frictions.
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    The Geopolitics of Nature

    Simon Zadek highlights the fatal flaw in green “solutions” like the EU’s new deforestation legislation.

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