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Daniel Cohen

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Daniel Cohen, Co-Founder and Chair of the Finance for Development Lab, is President of the Paris School of Economics and the author, most recently, of The Inglorious Years: The Collapse of the Industrial Order and the Rise of Digital Society (Princeton University Press, 2021).

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  1. A Fork in the Road for Development Financing
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    A Fork in the Road for Development Financing

    Aug 19, 2022 Daniel Cohen & Ishac Diwan see two options for addressing debt distress in developing countries now that financial conditions have soured.

  2. Putin’s War Blows Up the French Election
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    Putin’s War Blows Up the French Election

    Apr 6, 2022 Daniel Cohen explains how issues relating to Ukraine have reshaped a decisive contest on the right.

  3. Waiting for Macron
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    Waiting for Macron

    Feb 16, 2022 Daniel Cohen explains why the French president's position remains strong ahead of April's election.

  4. The Battle for the French Right
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    The Battle for the French Right

    Jan 7, 2022 Daniel Cohen explains why President Emmanuel Macron may face a tougher re-election battle than previously expected.

  5. COVID-19 and the Rise of Digital Capitalism
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    COVID-19 and the Rise of Digital Capitalism

    Dec 4, 2021 Daniel Cohen shows how pandemic-induced lockdowns have greatly accelerated the growth of the virtual economy.

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    The Urgency of Sovereign-Debt Restructuring

    José Antonio Ocampo highlights the need for a comprehensive mechanism to deliver relief to low- and middle-income countries.
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    The Gaza War Goes Global

    Joschka Fischer

    The escalating war in the Middle East must be understood in a broader context. The fact that the Iranian regime felt emboldened to risk a direct strike on Israel attests to a changing world order in which Western power is increasingly open to challenge.

    considers the implications of Iran’s unprecedented decision to launch a direct strike on Israeli territory.
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    Gender-Neutral Fintech Isn’t Working for Women

    Emmanuel Nyirinkindi & Jessica Schnabel show that the industry is not fully delivering on its promise to accelerate financial inclusion.
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    The Urgency of Palestinian Statehood

    Gareth Evans explains why formal international recognition is crucial to ending the intolerable status quo.
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    Quality Journalism Is More Important than Ever

    Anya Schiffrin, et al. explain how policymakers can support rigorous, objective reporting, just as they provide other public goods.
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    Is India’s Economy Overhyped?

    Shang-Jin Wei argues that the country’s rapid development, while undeniable, conceals deeper structural problems.
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    Negotiating a Bigger, Better World Bank

    Michael Krake & Wempi Saputra explain how a new framework will nudge countries to invest in projects that deliver global public goods.
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    The Ozone Layer’s Recovery Shows How to Protect the Planet

    Robert Redford & Xiye Bastida highlight the critical role of international cooperation in preserving the planet’s habitability.
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    The Middle East Needs a Ceasefire Now

    Daoud Kuttab explains why the latest escalation could lead to a truce instead of an all-out military showdown.

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