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Jeffrey D. Sachs

Jeffrey D. Sachs

Jeffrey D. Sachs is a University Professor and Director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University, where he directed The Earth Institute from 2002 until 2016. He is also President of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network and a commissioner of the UN Broadband Commission for Development. He has been advisor to three United Nations Secretaries-General, and currently serves as an SDG Advocate under Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. Sachs is the author, most recently, of "A New Foreign Policy: Beyond American Exceptionalism" (2020). Other books include: "Building the New American Economy: Smart, Fair, and Sustainable" (2017) and The Age of Sustainable Development," (2015) with Ban Ki-moon.


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The Urgent Need for a Draft Ukraine-Russia Peace Agreement

Today's fraught situation can easily spin out of control, as the world has done on so many past occasions—yet this time with the possibility of nuclear catastrophe.

Jeffrey D. Sachs ·


Pakistan's Devastation Is Just a Preview of the Future—and the Biggest Climate Polluters Must Pay Up

The developing world will not forget the leading role that industrialized economies have played in permanently altering the climate and making catastrophic events more likely.

Jeffrey D. Sachs ·


The West's Dangerously Simple-Minded Narrative About Russia and China

The overwrought fear of China and Russia is sold to a Western public through manipulation of the facts.

Jeffrey D. Sachs ·


Four Reasons Democrats' Inflation Reduction Act Doesn't Live Up to the Hype

Yes, the legislation marks a small step forward. It is better than not having it. But Biden certainly shouldn't have handed his signing pen to Sen. Manchin as a mark of honor.

Jeffrey D. Sachs ·


Ukraine Is the Latest Neocon Disaster

The main message of the neocons is that the US must predominate in military power in every region of the world, and must confront rising regional powers that could someday challenge US global or regional dominance, most important Russia and China.

Jeffrey D. Sachs ·


Ukraine Needs a Negotiated Peace Because Everyone Will Lose This War of Attrition

Despite the brutality of Russia's assault, Ukraine should intensify the search for a negotiated peace of the kind that was on the table in March, but which was abandoned following atrocities in Bucha.

Jeffrey D. Sachs ·


The Only Answer to the War in Ukraine Is a Negotiated Peace Deal

By prioritizing peace instead of NATO enlargement, the US would rally the support of much more of the world and thereby help to bring peace to Ukraine and security and stability for the entire world.

Jeffrey D. Sachs ·


A Blueprint for a Reasonable Path to Peace for Ukraine

The sooner such terms are agreed, the more likely we are to avoid the path to World War III.

Jeffrey D. Sachs ·

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