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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. The Case for Energy Realism at COP28
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    The Case for Energy Realism at COP28

    Nov 14, 2023 Ana Palacio urges negotiators at next month's UN Climate Change Conference to recognize the enduring need for fossil fuels.

  2. The EU and Turkey Need Each Other
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    The EU and Turkey Need Each Other

    Oct 18, 2023 Ana Palacio urges Europe to take the initiative in order to restore a critically important bilateral relationship.

  3. Rule-Making in a Divided World
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    Rule-Making in a Divided World

    Sep 18, 2023 Ana Palacio views this month’s G20 summit as a harbinger of a more fractured international order.

  4. For Whom the BRICS Toll
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    For Whom the BRICS Toll

    Aug 25, 2023 Ana Palacio thinks the group's latest summit was – as usual – notable mainly for highlighting shared grievances.

  5. A Pragmatic COP?
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    A Pragmatic COP?

    Jul 27, 2023 Ana Palacio thinks too many politicians, especially in Europe, are letting ideology impede practical climate solutions.

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    Water and the High Price of Bad Economics

    Mariana Mazzucato, et al. explain why new thinking is needed to address a crisis closely linked to climate change and biodiversity loss.
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    At COP28, Cities Will Show Us the Way

    Michael R. Bloomberg & Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr call attention to subnational efforts to drive climate-change mitigation and adaptation efforts.
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    Market Power Is Permanent, and Technological Competition Does Not Remove It

    Mordecai Kurz

    Rather than reducing concentrated market power through “disruption” or “creative destruction,” technological innovation historically has only added to the problem, by awarding monopolies to just one or a few dominant firms. Moreover, market forces offer no remedy to the problem; only public policy can provide that.

    shows that technological change leads not to disruption, but to deeper, more enduring forms of market power.
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    Poland’s Democratic Rebirth Pains

    Sławomir Sierakowski describes the rapid marginalization of the recently defeated Law and Justice party and its autocratic leader.
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    What Google and Facebook Owe News Publishers

    Haaris Mateen, et al. support laws requiring Big Tech to pay media companies for the content featured on their digital platforms.
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    The Legacy of Henry Kissinger

    Richard Haass

    The passing of America’s preeminent foreign-policy thinker and practitioner marks the end of an era. Throughout his long and extraordinarily influential career, Henry Kissinger built a legacy that Americans would be wise to heed in this new era of great-power politics and global disarray.

    reviews the life and career of America’s preeminent foreign-policy scholar-practitioner.
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    Fixing China’s Real-Estate Sector

    Yu Yongding suggests three measures the government can take to address property developers’ deteriorating finances.
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    The New Roots of Anti-Semitism

    Slavoj Žižek worries that Zionist fundamentalism is exacerbating the problem it purports to solve.
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    When Investors Subvert States

    Jayati Ghosh urges policymakers to end the undemocratic practice of allowing multinationals to sue sovereign countries.

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