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  1. alkhater1_GUIDO KIRCHNERdpaAFP via Getty Images_green recovery GUIDO KIRCHNER/dpa/AFP via Getty Images

    Building the Green-Recovery Consensus

    Lolwah Al-Khater & Brian Finlay urge the international community to adopt a shared roadmap for sustainable socioeconomic development.
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    Will Ukraine's Tragedy Spur UN Security Council Reform?

    Kemal Derviş & José Antonio Ocampo argue that a mechanism for overturning permanent members’ vetoes would make the organization more effective.
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    Southeast Asia's New-Old Cold War

    Thitinan Pongsudhirak explains why the region will once again be a major theater of superpower confrontation.
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    A Whiff of Munich

    Harold James considers the historical parallels between 1938 and the latest conflict between Russia and the West.
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    Africa Cannot Afford a Second Cold War

    Hippolyte Fofack warns that rising Sino-American tensions could lead to further lost decades for the region.
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    The Drums of War in Taiwan and Ukraine

    Carl Bildt thinks Chinese and Russian saber-rattling should be viewed as part of a broader strategic threat.
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    Five Visions for a New International Order

    Ana Palacio assesses world leaders' views on the future of global rules and cooperation.
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    NATO's Responsibility to Save Afghans

    Edi Rama argues that the Alliance must not abandon those who believed in and worked with it.

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    When Women Win, the World Wins

    Indermit Gill & Tea Trumbic share new findings suggesting that some of the progress made toward gender equality has been overestimated.
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    The Case for a European Public-Goods Fund

    Age Bakker, et al. propose a new financing tool to support green and digital investments across the European Union.
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    What Does Trump Mean for the Climate?

    Gernot Wagner doubts that a change of power in the United States would derail the long-term trends that really matter.
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    What’s Behind the US Stock-Market Disconnect?

    Kenneth Rogoff

    Buoyed by the artificial-intelligence boom, the US stock market is breaking records with no apparent end in sight. But given the significant challenges and uncertainties facing the American economy regardless of who occupies the White House in 2025, there is little reason to believe that the current rally can last.

    warns that investors are underestimating the severity of the threat to American democracy.
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    Carbon Credits Hold the Key to Combating Deforestation

    Roselyn Fosuah Adjei explains how nature-based offsets could help reduce emissions and benefit local communities.
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    Alexei Navalny Did Not Die for Nothing

    Ian Buruma

    The Russian opposition leader faced a dilemma that all dissenters in authoritarian states must grapple with: live in exile and fade into obscurity, or confront an oppressive regime and risk imprisonment and torture. Navalny’s choice – and the price he paid for making it – will inspire dissidents for generations to come.

    highlights the crucial role of political martyrs in inspiring resistance to oppressive regimes.
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    The Submergence of Emerging Markets

    Andrés Velasco worries that major middle-income economies are facing a prolonged slowdown, jeopardizing global convergence.
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    How AI Could Reshape Medicine

    Junaid Nabi highlights the new technology’s potential to transform how we diagnose, treat, and prevent diseases.
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    Making Bretton Woods Work for Africa

    Hippolyte Fofack envisions a reformed global financial architecture that provides equal access to long-term patient capital.

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