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    Jim Kim is what World Bank needs

    News, Jeffrey D Sachs, Published on 30/03/2012

    » Last month, I called for the World Bank to be led by a global development leader rather than a banker or political insider.

  • OPINION

    World suffering a sustainability crisis

    News, Jeffrey D Sachs, Published on 26/04/2012

    » The annual spring meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank have provided a window into two fundamental trends driving global politics and the world economy. Geopolitics is moving decisively away from a world dominated by Europe and the United States to one with many regional powers but no global leader. And a new era of economic instability is at hand, owing as much to physical limits to growth as to financial turmoil.

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    Floods and drought highlight summer of climate truth

    News, Jeffrey D Sachs, Published on 31/07/2012

    » For years, climate scientists have been warning the world that the heavy use of fossil fuels (coal, oil, and natural gas) threatens the world with human-induced climate change. The rising atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide, a byproduct of burning fossil fuels, would warm the planet and change rainfall and storm patterns and raise sea levels. Now those changes are hitting in every direction, even as powerful corporate lobbies and media propagandists like Rupert Murdoch try to deny the truth.

  • OPINION

    Military must reinstate Morsi to ensure Egypt stability

    News, Jeffrey D Sachs, Published on 17/07/2013

    » Putting an end to Egypt's deepening polarisation and rising bloodshed requires one urgent first step: the reinstatement of Mohamed Morsi as Egypt's duly elected president. His removal by a military coup was unjustified. While it is true that millions of demonstrators opposed Mr Morsi's rule, even massive street protests do not constitute a valid case for a military coup in the name of the "people" when election results repeatedly say otherwise.

  • OPINION

    US must end dangerous policy of Middle East meddling

    News, Jeffrey D Sachs, Published on 05/09/2013

    » As the US Congress considers whether to authorise American military intervention in Syria, its members should bear in mind a basic truth: While Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has repeatedly used extreme violence to retain power, the United States _ and other governments in the Middle East and Europe _ share responsibility for turning Syria into a killing field.

  • OPINION

    One step closer to global disaster

    News, Jeffrey D Sachs, Published on 23/07/2014

    » Karl Marx famously wrote that history repeats itself, “the first time as tragedy, the second time as farce”. Yet when we look around nowadays, we can’t help but wonder whether tragedy will be followed by yet more tragedy.

  • OPINION

    Let the Middle East govern itself

    News, Jeffrey D Sachs, Published on 05/09/2014

    » It is time for the United States and other powers to let the Middle East govern itself in line with national sovereignty and the United Nations charter. As the US contemplates yet another round of military action in Iraq and intervention in Syria, it should recognise two basic truths.

  • OPINION

    China takes over as new global leader

    News, Jeffrey D Sachs, Published on 29/11/2014

    » The biggest economic news of the year came almost without notice: China has overtaken the United States as the world's largest economy, according to the scorekeepers at the International Monetary Fund (IMF). And, while China's geopolitical status is rising rapidly, alongside its economic might, the US continues to squander its global leadership, owing to the unchecked greed of its political and economic elites and the self-made trap of perpetual war in the Middle East.

  • OPINION

    Attacks' roots are Middle East wars

    News, Jeffrey D Sachs, Published on 20/01/2015

    » French Prime Minister Manuel Valls was not speaking metaphorically when he said that France is at war with radical Islam. There is, indeed, a fully-fledged war underway, and the heinous terrorist attacks in Paris were part of it. Yet, like most wars, this one is about more than religion, fanaticism, and ideology. It is also about geopolitics, and its ultimate solution lies in geopolitics as well.

  • OPINION

    Chance to save Greece goes begging

    News, Jeffrey D Sachs, Published on 13/07/2015

    » The Greek catastrophe commands the world’s attention for two reasons. First, we are deeply distressed to watch an economy collapse before our eyes, with bread lines and bank queues not seen since the Great Depression. Second, we are appalled by the failure of countless leaders and institutions - national politicians, the European Commission, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and the European Central Bank (ECB) - to avert a slow-motion train wreck that has played out over many years.

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