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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. Is Europe Too Big for Further Enlargement?
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    Is Europe Too Big for Further Enlargement?

    May 23, 2024 Ana Palacio warns that even if candidates meet accession criteria, decision-making processes would need to be reformed.

  2. Why the EU’s New Migration Pact Matters
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    Why the EU’s New Migration Pact Matters

    Apr 24, 2024 Ana Palacio applauds the pragmatic coalition-building, especially by Italy’s Giorgia Meloni, that enabled the deal.

  3. Germany’s Weakness Is Bad for Europe
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    Germany’s Weakness Is Bad for Europe

    Apr 2, 2024 Ana Palacio worries that the European Union’s economic powerhouse lacks the political leadership needed to revive growth.

  4. The Good News from Taiwan
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    The Good News from Taiwan

    Jan 30, 2024 Ana Palacio thinks the island’s recent election bodes well for the struggle to uphold liberal-democratic values globally.

  5. The Rule of Law Under Fire
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    The Rule of Law Under Fire

    Dec 27, 2023 Ana Palacio identifies three forces that are eroding a foundational principle of the post-1945 international order.

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    The Dangers of a US Capital Inflow Tax

    Maurice Obstfeld worries that a little-known, highly costly method of deficit reduction is gaining political traction.
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    Europe’s Green Transition Requires More Skilled Workers

    Julie Beaufils urges policymakers to boost the attractiveness of technical vocations by expanding access to apprenticeships.
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    A Monetary and Economic Order Fit for the Twenty-First Century

    Ulrich Volz, et al. identify eight priorities to build a more resilient, inclusive, and sustainable global financial architecture.
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    Putting Africa on the Path to Prosperity

    Mohamed Ould Ghazouani & Ajay Banga urge the G7 to focus on the continent’s future, and on five priorities in particular, at this week’s summit.
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    Anatomy of a Massacre

    Shlomo Ben-Ami

    The 1860 massacre of Christians in Damascus holds useful lessons about what it takes to arrest – and recover from – inter-communal violence. But there is a difference between a pogrom and a genocide, and conflating the two can do more harm than good.

    considers what the 1860 massacre of Christians in Damascus can and cannot teach us about preventing genocide.
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    AI: Hope or Hype?

    Whether generative artificial intelligence will do more harm or good to our families, economies, and societies remains an open question. In devising strategies for harnessing the technology, optimism is undoubtedly warranted, but it should not come at the expense of realism.

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    How Denmark Keeps the Far Right at Bay

    Michael Ehrenreich explains how mainstream parties have neutralized the threat of right-wing populists.
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    How Techno-Libertarians Fell in Love with Big Government

    Quinn Slobodian argues Silicon Valley investors are against the state only insofar as it is not enriching them personally.
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    How Chinese Savings Can Support the Global Green Transition

    Daniel Gros urges the EU to welcome cheap low-carbon goods, such as electric vehicles, from China.

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