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Kemal Derviş

Kemal Derviş

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Kemal Derviş, a former minister of economic affairs of Turkey and administrator for the United Nations Development Programme, is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution.

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  1. What Are the West’s Strategic Goals in the Ukraine War?
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    What Are the West’s Strategic Goals in the Ukraine War?

    Aug 24, 2022 Kemal Derviş thinks rich democracies’ stance toward Russia and the Global South will be key to shaping the future world order.

  2. Will Ukraine's Tragedy Spur UN Security Council Reform?
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    Will Ukraine's Tragedy Spur UN Security Council Reform?

    Mar 3, 2022 Kemal Derviş & José Antonio Ocampo argue that a mechanism for overturning permanent members’ vetoes would make the organization more effective.

  3. The Democratic Threat to Democracy
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    The Democratic Threat to Democracy

    Dec 31, 2021 Kemal Derviş argues that the shortest route to autocracy runs through illiberal majoritarianism, not Leninist vanguardism.

  4. Europe's Two Peace Missions
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    Europe's Two Peace Missions

    Nov 30, 2021 Kemal Derviş urges the European Union to act as a global standard-setter on climate change and dual-use technologies.

  5. Cautious Optimism on the Road to Glasgow
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    Cautious Optimism on the Road to Glasgow

    Oct 14, 2021 Kemal Derviş cautions against climate complacency in the run-up to the United Nations’ crucial COP26 summit.

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    Diplomacy Could Help Revive Democracy in Venezuela

    Roberto Patiño urges the international community to help ensure a free and fair presidential election in July.
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    The Specter of Neo-Fascism Is Haunting Europe

    Slavoj Žižek

    With mainstream parties and politicians already preparing to accommodate the far right following this month's European Parliament election, the axiom of post-World War II European democracy has been quietly abandoned. “No collaboration with fascists" is being replaced by a tacit acceptance of them.

    harbors no illusions about what the outcome of the European Parliament election means.
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    Can Private Hospitals Increase Access to Health Care in Developing Countries?

    Titir Bhattacharya & Tanika Chakraborty show how innovative insurance schemes can help low- and middle-income economies achieve universal coverage.
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    Tracking Ukraine’s Reconstruction Funds

    Wolfgang Fengler & Vladyslav Rashkovan show how digital tools can streamline the process, improve transparency, and provide accountability.
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    Slovakia’s Anti-Democratic Government Is Doubling Down

    Soňa Muzikárová warns that the assassination attempt in May has led the government to double down on illiberal reforms.
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    D-Day and the Threat of Total War

    Robert Skidelsky

    After eight decades of relative peace, the world is once again dividing into hostile economic and geopolitical blocs. The 80th anniversary of the invasion of Normandy offers a valuable opportunity to reflect on the principles we are willing to defend and the sacrifices we are prepared to make.

    thinks understanding the causes and consequences of past global conflicts is crucial to preventing another one.
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    The Dangers of a US Capital Inflow Tax

    Maurice Obstfeld worries that a little-known, highly costly method of deficit reduction is gaining political traction.
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    Europe’s Green Transition Requires More Skilled Workers

    Julie Beaufils urges policymakers to boost the attractiveness of technical vocations by expanding access to apprenticeships.
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    A Monetary and Economic Order Fit for the Twenty-First Century

    Ulrich Volz, et al. identify eight priorities to build a more resilient, inclusive, and sustainable global financial architecture.

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