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Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg
For Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Then-U.S. President Donald Trump, accompanied by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, announces a slew of retaliatory measures against China, including sanctions, at a news conference at the White House in May 2020.
COMMENTARY / World
Oct 6, 2023
Protectionism started the geopolitical fire
The protectionism in the post-pandemic economic shutdowns will also impact international relations.
Migrants at a base near Tripoli hand out food to other migrants after they were detained by the Libyan navy in September 2015.
COMMENTARY / World
Aug 2, 2023
An immigration wake-up call
Well-designed immigration policies in advanced economies could ease inflationary labor-market shortages and preventing humanitarian tragedies.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
May 25, 2023
The climate elephants in the room
As tempting as it is to rely on multilateralism to solve a shared global problem like climate change, the world simply does not have the time for such an approach.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Mar 24, 2023
What the World Bank can do about climate change
In addition to financial resources, the World Bank"s greatest strength lies in its ability to generate evidence-based solutions, which it should apply to mitigating climate change.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Feb 3, 2023
Three cheers for hybrid work
The remote revolution in work is one consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic that the world should welcome.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Nov 25, 2022
America should rethink its economic war on China
The peaceful economic relationship between the U.S. and China of the past 30 years may not have been perfect, but it is certainly better than what will come from zero-sum rivalry.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Oct 4, 2022
What stopped globalization?
With Russiau2019s invasion of Ukraine, the economic u201cmutual assured destructionu201d that was supposed to safeguard globalization and deter decoupling apparently reached its limits.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
May 18, 2022
To fight inflation, fight protectionism
Surging inflation has made it much more difficult for U.S. President Joe Biden's administration to justify a continuation of Donald Trump's protectionist policies.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Mar 23, 2022
Trade sanctions have a long history — of effecting little change
The trade and financial sanctions against Russia may be morally satisfying for Western politicians and their constituents, but that doesn't mean they will be effective.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jan 23, 2022
Who is winning the U.S.-China trade war?
The Sino-American trade war does not spell the end of globalization. Rather, it may mark the beginning of a new world trading system that no longer has the U.S. or China at its center.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Sep 16, 2021
Afghanistan’s forsaken gender
While those of us in advanced economies contemplate the excesses of our modern society, Afghan women face an acute threat of being plunged back into the dark ages.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
May 17, 2021
Forget the vaccine patent waiver
High-income countries have ordered more doses than they need and thus will end up with a surplus, whereas lower-income countries are far behind in pre-purchasing vaccines.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Mar 29, 2021
Tackling the global learning crisis
School closures due to COVID-19 have disproportionately harmed students from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds and low-income countries.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Feb 3, 2021
COVID-19 is making rich countries poorer
The cumulative COVID-19 deaths per million people were substantially higher in high-income than in middle-income and low-income countries, even when excluding China.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Nov 20, 2020
What COVID-19 is costing women?
The pandemic has compounded a longstanding problem for women around the world: large and persistent barriers to participating in the economy and public life on an equal basis with men.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Mar 20, 2020
A silent hero of the coronavirus crisis
Were it not for technology, the battle against COVID-19 would be lost by now.

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