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Daniela Schwarzer

Daniela Schwarzer

Writing for PS since 2009
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Daniela Schwarzer, a member of the Executive Board of the Bertelsmann Stiftung, is a former director of the German Council on Foreign Relations and former executive director for Europe and Central Asia at the Open Society Foundations. She is the author of Krisenzeit: Folgen Sicherheit, Wirtschaft, Zusammenhalt – Was Deutschland jetzt tun muss (Piper, 2023).

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  1. Will Europe Ever Get Serious About Defense?
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    Will Europe Ever Get Serious About Defense?

    Feb 20, 2024 Daniela Schwarzer laments the lack of a strong, coordinated message at the latest Munich Security Conference.

  2. Germany’s Dangerous Alternatives
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    Germany’s Dangerous Alternatives

    Feb 2, 2024 Daniela Schwarzer explains why rising support for newer radical parties poses a serious threat.

  3. How to Build the European Political Community
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    How to Build the European Political Community

    Oct 3, 2022 Jean Pisani-Ferry & Daniela Schwarzer urge those attending the EU's upcoming Prague summit to establish ambitious goals and a long-term timetable.

  4. Ursula von der Leyen’s To-Do List
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    Ursula von der Leyen’s To-Do List

    Sep 9, 2019 Daniela Schwarzer says that to boost the European Commission's legitimacy, its new president needs to strengthen its efficiency.

  5. The Lessons of the EU Leadership Fight
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    The Lessons of the EU Leadership Fight

    Jul 4, 2019 Daniela Schwarzer sees the negotiation over Europe's top personnel as indicative of the fundamental challenges they will face.

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    Africa’s Hobbled Hegemons

    Adekeye Adebajo

    In the face of regional turmoil, rising extremism, and heightened geopolitical tensions, Africa urgently needs strong leadership. But its two most significant regional powers, Nigeria and South Africa, are too constrained by domestic challenges to represent Africa’s interests effectively on the world stage.

    examines the causes of political and economic malaise in Nigeria and South Africa.
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    The US Needs a Techno-Industrial Strategy

    Liza Tobin & Addis Goldman outline a three-pronged approach that would entrench American leadership in advanced industries.
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    The Fed Should Not Cut Interest Rates Yet

    Michael R. Strain argues that declaring victory over inflation, while tempting, would be to misread current economic conditions.
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    Preparing for a Future of Extreme Heat Waves

    Renzo R. Guinto urges political leaders to place resilience at the heart of housing, transport, and water policies.
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    Israel Is Enabling Iran’s War of Attrition

    Shlomo Ben-Ami thinks that Binyamin Netanyahu and his messianic allies are hastening the destruction of the Jewish state.
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    Unlocking IMF Reform

    Barry Eichengreen

    Sketching a reform agenda for the International Monetary Fund is easy; implementing reform is hard. It will require, among other things, the US to give up its veto in the institution, and China to assume more responsibility for global stability and the problems of other economies.

    writes that the key is a governance overhaul combined with a renewed focus on the Fund’s core mission.
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    The King of the Americans

    Steve Pincus observes that the US Supreme Court has given the president powers denied to English monarchs since James II.
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    Will Trump Benefit from the Attempt on His Life?

    Shang-Jin Wei draws parallels between the attack on Trump and the incident that swayed the 2004 Taiwanese election.
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    Fighting Climate Change Requires a Different Mindset

    Sonia Guajajara thinks the rest of the world can learn a lot from how indigenous peoples relate to nature.

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