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    Joseph S. Nye, Jr.

    No longer the stuff of science fiction, artificial intelligence is already threatening to upend politics, war, and wide swaths of the economy. Henry Kissinger, Eric Schmidt, and MIT’s Daniel Huttenlocher offer a primer on what to expect next.

    reviews a highly anticipated new book on artificial intelligence by Henry Kissinger, Eric Schmidt, and Daniel Huttenlocher.
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    Building a Better Global Health Framework

    Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

    The COVID-19 pandemic will not be our last. That is why, as we recover and rebuild from this crisis, we must also take steps to ensure that we can meet future disease outbreaks with effective cooperation and collaboration, instead of the kind of chaos and confusion that have exacerbated the current one.

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Our AI Odyssey

Joseph S. Nye, Jr.

No longer the stuff of science fiction, artificial intelligence is already threatening to upend politics, war, and wide swaths of the economy. Three leading thinkers from the worlds of international politics and technology offer a primer on what to expect next.

reviews a highly anticipated new book on artificial intelligence by Henry Kissinger, Eric Schmidt, and Daniel Huttenlocher.
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Burning Energy

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The recent surge in oil, gas, and electricity prices is forcing governments to confront a policy and political challenge that is further complicating the green transition. Advocates of a rapid shift to renewables need to face an uncomfortable fact: when demand spikes, the world needs all the energy it can get.

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Broken Engagement

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  5. Dani Rodrik

Optimists hope that the recent virtual summit between US President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping has arrested the alarming slide in Sino-American relations, at least for now. But even if the superpowers’ rivalry stops short of conflict, is substantive cooperation on pressing global challenges possible?

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Off with the Fed’s Head?

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US President Joe Biden must soon decide whether to reappoint Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell to another four-year term. With inflation at a 30-year high, the debate over Biden’s choice is understandably focusing on the Fed’s policy priorities as well as its leadership.

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Reeling in a Deal to Save the Ocean

Helen Clark, et al.

Governments have long promised to reduce destructive fisheries subsidies in order to curb unsustainable and unprofitable fishing activity. The World Trade Organization’s upcoming 12th Ministerial Conference in Geneva will test the credibility of that pledge.

call on governments to end harmful fisheries subsidies at the upcoming WTO Ministerial Conference.
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