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    Catalytic Capital Holds the Key to Southeast Asia’s Green Transition

    Kitty Bu & Stefanie Fairholme highlight the potential role of early-stage funding in advancing the region’s decarbonization efforts.
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    The Case for Mission-Driven Climate Finance

    Bogolo Kenewendo argues that Africa has the ideas, ambition, and capacity to implement green solutions – just not the funding.
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    Reducing Plastic Pollution Requires Local Remedies

    Mirei Endara de Heras explains why on-the-ground initiatives to remove waste must complement top-down efforts to curb production.
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    The Toxic Legacy of the Green Revolution

    Jayati Ghosh urges developing countries to adopt agroecological cultivation rather than focusing on boosting yields.
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    Official Development Assistance Must Recognize Countries’ Vulnerabilities

    Patrick Guillaumont, et al. urge multilateral lenders to consider countries’ structural vulnerabilities when allocating funds.
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    Matchmakers for the Green Transition

    Emma FitzGerald explains how digital platforms could attract much-needed investment in smaller to mid-size projects.
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    Realizing the Potential of the Climate Loss and Damage Fund

    Monique Barbut & Robert R. Filipp argue that embracing major policy innovations would be more effective than adopting a project-based model.
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    How to Enforce Climate Agreements with Trade Measures

    Scott Barrett, et al. call for more narrow, binding agreements that follow the successful model of the Montreal Protocol.
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    Developing Countries Need Debt Relief to Act on Climate Change

    Ishac Diwan & Vera Songwe propose a mechanism for freeing up the fiscal space low-income economies need to invest in green growth.

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The participation of developing-country media and commentators in the Sustainability Now initiative is supported in part by The Open Society Foundations.

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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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