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Jeffrey D. Sachs
For Jeffrey D. Sachs's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Demonstrators call for action on climate change and environmental justice during a march in Washington in July 2018.
COMMENTARY / World
Dec 7, 2023
There can be no climate justice if rich countries don’t pay
Rich countries are responsible for the climate crisis and it's only fair that they bear the burgeoning costs that poorer nations are having to pay.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
May 11, 2022
Ending the war of attrition in Ukraine
Vladimir Putinu2019s invasion of Ukraine has degenerated into a savage war of attrition that each side believes it will win, but which in reality both sides will lose.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Mar 31, 2022
Time to talk peace terms with Russia
The Ukraine in consultation with the U.S. and Europe, which are backing its war-fighting capacity, should formulate and state what a reasonable peace settlement would look like.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Feb 9, 2022
How to protect Ukraine’s sovereignty
Putinu2019s reasoning for opposing NATO's expansion reflects a continuation of the Cold War mindset; but that mindset remains active on both sides.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World / The Year Ahead: Reckonings
Jan 3, 2022
America’s struggle at home
Americau2019s politics have become an insideru2019s game to favor the super-rich and corporate lobbies at the expense of the overwhelming majority of citizens.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Dec 22, 2021
Avoiding the worst over Ukraine and Taiwan crises
No global structure of peace can be stable and secure unless all parties recognize othersu2019 legitimate security interests.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Dec 8, 2021
Time to overhaul the global financial system
Banking regulations should be revised and a new and improved credit-rating system implemented to facilitate more lending to developing countries.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Nov 21, 2021
Fixing climate finance
After 29 years of U.S. congressional inaction since the Senate ratified the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change in 1992, the rest of the world sees just how uncommitted America is.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Oct 21, 2021
Group of 20 faces a moral imperative on climate safety
G20 countries account for 80% of carbon dioxide emissions.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Aug 19, 2021
U.S. leaves more blood in the sand
Almost every modern U.S. military intervention in the developing world has come to rot. Itu2019s hard to think of an exception since the Korean War.
COMMENTARY / World
Dec 24, 2015
Time has come for a new century in the Middle East
2016 should mark the start of a new century of homegrown Middle Eastern politics focused urgently on the challenges of sustainable development.
COMMENTARY / World
May 14, 2015
Pope Francis is right to call for climate action
U.S. conservatives are dead wrong for criticizing Pope Francis' message on protecting the environment.

Longform

Hideo Shimoju points to a possible site that his fellow neighbors may relocate to. Such relocations have happened before, but not preemptively.
In disaster-prone Japan, some communities consider major moves