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Kemal Dervis

Kemal Dervis, former minister of economic affairs of Turkey and former administrator for the UN Development Program (UNDP), is a vice president of the Brookings Institution.

Twitter: @Kemal_Dervis

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Democracy beyond the nation-state

According to Harvard economist Dani Rodrik, it is impossible to have full national sovereignty, democracy and globalization simultaneously. The concept of a “political trilemma of the world economy” is useful but incomplete.

November 17, 2017

How to solve the migrant challenge

For citizens of poor countries, migration is often a highly appealing option.

September 13, 2017

The limits of economic optimism

As the annual spring meetings of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund commence, the world’s economic future appears brighter than it has in some time.

April 23, 2017

Macron the maverick

Marine Le Pen, the leader of France’s far-right National Front, may be a charter member of what New America Senior Fellow Scott Malcomson calls the “Nationalist International.” But she is not the only “maverick” who is polling well in the run-up to her country’s presidential election this spring.

February 10, 2017

The coming short-termism

The inauguration of Donald Trump as US president on Jan. 20 could bring more short-term thinking to economic policymaking in the US and around the world.

December 30, 2016

The win-win fantasy of liberal democracy

Few analysts expected Britons to vote to exit the European Union or Americans to choose Donald Trump as their next president. Yet it did not take long for a consensus explanation of these miscalculations to emerge.

December 06, 2016

Progressive political alliance for Europe

In less than three weeks, we will know who will be the next president of the United States.

October 22, 2016

Idea of global governance

Can global governance solve most of our economic problems? Or does it too often promise more than it can deliver, and divert attention from more practical reforms that national governments should implement?

August 20, 2016

European integration with or without Britain

When British Prime Minister David Cameron agreed with the European Union in February on revised terms for the United Kingdom’s membership, he insisted that the EU be recognized officially as a “multi-currency union.” With clear limits on European integration in place, on currency and other issues

June 12, 2016

Turning crisis into success

According to an early May opinion poll by ARD- DeutschlandTREND, the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party’s popular support now stands at 15 percent, up from around 5 percent a year ago. Can this dangerous trend be reversed?

May 15, 2016