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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 Drums of US-China Cyber War

    Stephen S. Roach worries that irrational Sinophobia has become America's new bipartisan political orthodoxy.
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    Japan as Number Four

    Takatoshi Ito hopes the news that the economy has slipped from third place globally will serve as a wake-up call.
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    The Financial March to War

    Harold James explains how currency wars and speculation could feature in today’s great-power conflicts.
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    A Stablecoin Pilot in China?

    Andrew Sheng & Xiao Geng see an opportunity in Hong Kong’s efforts to establish a regulatory regime for issuers of the cryptoasset.
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    The War for the West

    Ivan Krastev interviewed by Sławomir Sierakowski

    Although the events of the last two years amount to a clear strategic failure for Russian President Vladimir Putin, it is equally clear that the West became overly confident after Ukraine's battlefield successes in 2022. Now, a strategic re-calibration may be in order.

    about the conflict in Ukraine and the challenges facing Western democracies in a changing world.
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    An Antidote to the Polarization Poison

    Ngaire Woods suggests how policymakers can foster a sense of solidarity among people of different political creeds.
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    How America’s CHIPS Act Hurts Taiwan

    Chang-Tai Hsieh, et al. worry that US inducements are luring the world’s top semiconductor manufacturer down a dead end.
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    Will the US Economy Drive Global Growth this Year?

    Mohamed A. El-Erian

    Despite rosy forecasts, the US economy faces powerful headwinds that call into question its ability to serve as the world’s main growth driver. These challenges are compounded by domestic and geopolitical uncertainties that have not been reflected in market valuations and economic assessments.

    explains why economists and investors are far too optimistic about America’s near-term prospects.
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    The US Is Jeopardizing the Open Internet

    Natalie Dunleavy Campbell & Stan Adams condemn America’s apparent decision to abandon its role as a champion of a free digital domain.

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