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María Fernanda Espinosa

María Fernanda Espinosa

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María Fernanda Espinosa, a former president of the UN General Assembly, is Executive Director of GWL Voices.

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  1. The Debt-Climate Nexus
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    The Debt-Climate Nexus

    Dec 13, 2022 María Fernanda Espinosa, et al. suggest how the developed world can help low- and middle-income countries avoid a liquidity crisis.

  2. Climate Justice Requires Women's Leadership
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    Climate Justice Requires Women's Leadership

    Mar 24, 2022 Laura Chinchilla Miranda & María Fernanda Espinosa argue that a carbon-neutral world is possible only if gender equity in policymaking is achieved.

  3. A New Vision for Global Cooperation
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    A New Vision for Global Cooperation

    Oct 22, 2021 María Fernanda Espinosa & Danilo Türk assess the potential of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’s plan for a revitalized multilateralism.

  4. Building an Inclusive, Networked UN
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    Building an Inclusive, Networked UN

    Jun 23, 2021 María Fernanda Espinosa & Danilo Türk call for an overhaul of global governance to ensure the organization’s continued relevance.

  5. Build Back Equal
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    Build Back Equal

    Mar 5, 2021 María Fernanda Espinosa highlights the limitations of policies aimed at helping those who were “left behind” by globalization.

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    Putin’s Brezhnev Moment

    Aryeh Neier draws parallels between the regime’s ongoing crackdown on civil society and late Soviet repression.
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    Utopia or Bust

    J. Bradford DeLong considers our options for both expanding and effectively slicing the proverbial economic pie.
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    Germany’s Reckoning

    Helmut K. Anheier

    Germany is now grappling with a host of difficult questions about its place in the world, the nature of its politics, and its most cherished values. For a pacifist society in a new age of conflict and war, everything must change if things are to remain the same.

    traces the contours of the country's debate, triggered by the Ukraine war, about its strategic future.
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    Preempting a Generative AI Monopoly

    Diane Coyle urges policymakers to take steps to counter the anti-competitive implications of a rapidly emerging market.
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    Japan’s Strategic Imperative

    Joseph S. Nye, Jr. sees the country doubling down on its best option for ensuring national security and regional stability.
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    China’s Savings Conundrum

    Zhang Jun explains why – and how – the country must stimulate household consumption to achieve a robust recovery.
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    The Flight of the Inflation Hawks

    Though the US Federal Reserve’s first interest-rate hike of 2023 is smaller than those that preceded it, policymakers have signaled that more increases are on the way, despite slowing price growth. But there is good reason to doubt the utility – and fear the consequences – of continued rate hikes, on both sides of the Atlantic.

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    How to Transform African Agriculture

    Safia Boly & Omid Kassiri identify four principles that could help governments across the continent boost food security.
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    Making Ukrainian Victory Possible

    Josep Borrell explains why continued military support and other forms of assistance remain critical.

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