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Karl P. Sauvant

Karl P. Sauvant

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Karl P. Sauvant is a senior fellow at the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment at Columbia University.

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  1. The WTO’s FDI Challenge
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    The WTO’s FDI Challenge

    Feb 22, 2024 Karl P. Sauvant urges the World Trade Organization’s members to adopt the new Investment Facilitation for Development Agreement.

  2. Putting FDI on the G20 Agenda
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    Putting FDI on the G20 Agenda

    Aug 3, 2018 Karl P. Sauvant & Axel Berger argue for better coordination of international investment policies to avert the equivalent of a trade war.

  3. How Investment Agreements Can Protect Free Media
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    How Investment Agreements Can Protect Free Media

    Jul 11, 2016 Lee C. Bollinger & Karl P. Sauvant see transformative significance in a lawsuit brought by Al Jazeera against the Egyptian government.

  4. Equal Treatment for Outward Investors
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    Equal Treatment for Outward Investors

    Jun 13, 2012 Karl P. Sauvant

  5. China, Inc. Goes Global
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    China, Inc. Goes Global

    Nov 30, 2011 Karl P. Sauvant

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    From Welfare State to Safe State in Latin America

    Jorge G. Castañeda & Carlos Ominami urge the region’s progressives to start treating security as an essential component of social protection.
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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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