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Ana Palacio

Ana Palacio

Writing for PS since 2011
146 commentaries

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. A BRICS Revival?
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    A BRICS Revival?

    May 12, 2023 Ana Palacio considers the reasons behind – and implications of – the grouping’s apparent resurgence.

  2. Xi of Arabia
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    Xi of Arabia

    Apr 21, 2023 Ana Palacio explains how and why China is attempting to fill the vacuum left by the US in the Middle East.

  3. The Shakeup the World Bank Needs
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    The Shakeup the World Bank Needs

    Mar 14, 2023 Ana Palacio urges the institution’s next leader to carry out the several key reforms needed to keep it relevant.

  4. Can the West Woo Africa?
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    Can the West Woo Africa?

    Feb 14, 2023 Ana Palacio highlights the inadequacy of US and European efforts to re-engage with the continent.

  5. Human Values for Artificial Intelligence
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    Human Values for Artificial Intelligence

    Jan 16, 2023 Ana Palacio calls for a cooperative approach to regulating a potentially dangerous technology before it is too late.

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    Revisiting the Behavioral Revolution in Economics

    Antara Haldar assesses the legacy of the intellectual challenge to the view that rational self-interest guides our actions.
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    New AI Germ Busters Can Also Bust Unions

    Yanis Varoufakis shows how an AI-driven biomedical breakthrough could rob workers of what little power they have left.
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    Globalization’s Warring Narratives

    Harold James examines the analytical disagreements that are hampering management of an unavoidable phenomenon.
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    The Digital Economy’s New Monetary Imperative

    Piroska Nagy Mohácsi

    In a rapidly digitalizing world, central banks are staring down a future in which they may lack the tools necessary to manage crises, and in which they may no longer be able to protect their monetary sovereignty. They should recognize that digital currency is a source of institutional salvation.

    thinks governments must embrace central bank digital currencies or risk a fundamental loss of control.
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    Europe’s Climate Quandary

    Jean Pisani-Ferry assesses the inevitable trade-offs the European Union must confront in achieving its clean-energy targets.
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    Governing the Unknown

    Kaushik Basu suggests a few principles to guide policymakers as they try to keep up with rapidly advancing technologies.
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    Fast-Tracking a Lassa Fever Vaccine

    Oyeronke Oyebanji outlines what West African governments can learn from the development and distribution of the COVID-19 jab.
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    Climate Science Beats Climate Fatalism

    Carl-Friedrich Schleussner, et al. show that the more ambitious 1.5º target for global warming is still feasible – and more necessary than ever.
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    Turkey’s Pragmatic Islamist

    Shlomo Ben-Ami expects Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s latest electoral victory to have little impact on Turkish foreign policy.

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