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By Jeffrey D. Sachs - May 11,2022
NEW YORK  —  Wars often erupt and persist because of the two sides’ miscalculations regarding their relative power. In the case of Ukraine, Russia blundered badly by underestimating the resolve of Ukrainians to fight and the effectiveness of NATO-supplied weaponry.
By Jeffrey D. Sachs - Dec 06,2021
NEW YORK — At last month’s COP26 climate summit, hundreds of financial institutions declared that they would put trillions of dollars to work to finance solutions to climate change.
By Jeffrey D. Sachs - Nov 17,2021
NEW YORK — The United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow (COP26) fell far short of what is needed for a safe planet, owing mainly to the same lack of trust that has burdened global climate negotiations for almost three decades.
By Jeffrey D. Sachs - Oct 20,2021
NEW YORK — The philosopher Immanuel Kant famously said that, “Whoever wills the end also wills… the indispensably necessary means to it that is in his control.” Put simply, when we set a goal, we ought to take the actions needed to achieve it.
By Jeffrey D. Sachs - Sep 21,2021
NEW YORK — The world stands at a critical juncture of the COVID-19 pandemic. Countries that lack the first round of vaccine coverage are extraordinarily vulnerable to the highly infectious Delta variant, and are also seedbeds for new variants that could quickly spread worldwide.
By Jeffrey D. Sachs - Aug 18,2021
NEW YORK — The magnitude of the United States’ failure in Afghanistan is breathtaking. It is not a failure of Democrats or Republicans, but an abiding failure of American political culture, reflected in US policymakers’ lack of interest in understanding different societies.
By Jeffrey D. Sachs - Aug 09,2021
NEW YORK — The Group of Twenty has become a pillar of multilateralism. Although the world has many high-level talk shops, the G-20 represents the best kind, actively supporting global dialogue, debate, and, most importantly, economic problem solving.
By Jeffrey D. Sachs - Aug 02,2021
NEW YORK — The Group of Twenty (G-20) has become a pillar of multilateralism. Although the world has many high-level talk shops, the G-20 represents the best kind, actively supporting global dialogue, debate, and — most importantly — economic problem solving.
By Jeffrey D. Sachs - Jul 03,2021
NEW YORK — Where did COVID-19 come from? The source of the pandemic is a subject of immense importance. But more than 18 months after the emergence of SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19), the question of the pathogen’s origin remains unsettled.
By Jeffrey D. Sachs - Jun 16,2021
NEW YORK — The latest G-7 summit was a waste of resources. If it had to be held at all, it should have been conducted online, saving time, logistical costs, and airplane emissions. But, more fundamentally, G-7 summits are an anachronism.

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