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Ana Palacio

Ana Palacio

Writing for PS since 2011
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Ana Palacio, a former minister of foreign affairs of Spain and former senior vice president and general counsel of the World Bank Group, is a visiting lecturer at Georgetown University.

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  1. Europe’s Energy Myopia
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    Europe’s Energy Myopia

    Sep 16, 2022 Ana Palacio laments the EU’s failure to pursue a forward-looking, unified approach to the current crisis.

  2. Erdoğan the Diplomat?
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    Erdoğan the Diplomat?

    Aug 4, 2022 Ana Palacio sees lessons in the Turkish president’s recent successes in capitalizing on his country’s strategic relevance.

  3. Is China Winning Latin America?
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    Is China Winning Latin America?

    Jul 14, 2022 Ana Palacio explains what the West must do to revive its relationships in a critical region – before it’s too late.

  4. Reawakening NATO
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    Reawakening NATO

    Jun 27, 2022 Ana Palacio hopes that the upcoming summit in Madrid will cement the Alliance's newfound unity and resolve.

  5. The End of Europe’s Clean-Energy Evangelism
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    The End of Europe’s Clean-Energy Evangelism

    May 17, 2022 Ana Palacio hopes the Ukraine war finally forces European leaders to appreciate developing countries’ energy needs.

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    Core Dangers for the Fed and China

    Stephen S. Roach

    Just as a fixation on core inflation can mislead central banks, as it has done with the US Federal Reserve, the power of a “core leader” like China’s Xi Jinping is a recipe for misdirected and ultimately unsustainable policy regimes. The very notion of a core adds a false sense of precision when addressing complex problems.

    thinks the US central bank and Chinese governance share a conceptual weakness leading to major policy blunders.
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    Amazon’s Satanic Mills

    Antara Haldar sees recent unionization efforts as a welcome response to an unethical and inhumane business model.
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    Asia’s Captive Market for Migrant Labor

    M. Niaz Asadullah highlights how an entrenched alliance of politicians, bureaucrats, and business elites is exploiting workers.
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    In Search of a Development Plan for Asia

    Andrew Sheng & Xiao Geng argue that bottom-up institutions – not top-down strategies – are the key to regional integration.
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    Giorgia Meloni’s Moment

    Bill Emmott sees little difference between the Brothers of Italy’s program and that of recent right-wing governments.
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    America’s Education Emergency

    Michael R. Strain calls for urgent action to make up for pandemic learning loss in light of dismal new test scores.
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    God Save the Pound?

    Andrés Velasco explains why sterling is plummeting when economic theory says it should be soaring.
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    Preparing for the Long War

    Mark Leonard thinks Europeans should plan for a prolonged conflict despite Ukraine’s recent gains.
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    Realizing a Free and Open Indo-Pacific

    Abe Shinzō

    Less than a month before he was assassinated, Japan’s longest-serving prime minister set out his vision for the region. He buttressed his case by comparing China’s growing threats against Taiwan to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

    set out his vision for the region less than one month prior to his assassination in July.

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