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David Miliband

David Miliband

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David Miliband, a former British foreign secretary and member of the World Health Organization Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response, is CEO of the International Rescue Committee.

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  1. Where Humanitarianism and Environmentalism Meet
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    Where Humanitarianism and Environmentalism Meet

    Sep 12, 2022 David Miliband explains why advocacy for people and for the environment should be more closely integrated.

  2. Fixing the Broken Pandemic Financing System
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    Fixing the Broken Pandemic Financing System

    Jun 9, 2021 David Miliband, et al. propose a single facility to fund both general preparedness and rapid responses to future outbreaks.

  3. The Death Toll of a Dying Order
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    The Death Toll of a Dying Order

    Feb 18, 2015 David Miliband reflects on the widespread state failure that has fueled humanitarian crises worldwide.

  4. Trouble Amid Plenty in Emerging Africa
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    Trouble Amid Plenty in Emerging Africa

    Aug 13, 2014 David Miliband shows why humanitarian issues cannot be divorced from economic development.

  5. Syria’s Humanitarian Lifelines
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    Syria’s Humanitarian Lifelines

    Jun 10, 2014 Jan Egeland & David Miliband on why policy toward Syria must enter a new phase of intensity and focus.

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    Resentment on the Western Front

    Sławomir Sierakowski thinks the Polish public needs a more open and honest conversation about refugees before resentment spirals.
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    Crypto’s Well-Worn Path to Crisis

    Xavier Vives writes that, despite the novelty of the assets, the narrative of FTX’s collapse was established long ago.
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    The Unavoidable Crash

    Nouriel Roubini anticipates a stagflationary debt crisis, owing to a dangerous combination of inflation and over-borrowing.
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    War Over Taiwan?

    Joseph S. Nye, Jr. considers whether a deterrence arrangement that has worked for 50 years is still sufficient.
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    The Contested Fed

    James Livingston

    By all accounts, central banks – particularly the Fed, because the dollar is still the world’s dominant currency – already act as investment authorities. But their recent bailouts have exacerbated economic inequality, and have done little or nothing to address climate change.

    reviews three books that, each in its own way, reveal a central truth about the world’s leading central bank.
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    The Economics of Mainstreaming Climate Action

    Jean Pisani-Ferry & Selma Mahfouz identify the risks and short-term costs associated with the energy transition over the next decade.
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    Killing Twitter

    Antara Haldar explains what Elon Musk fundamentally misunderstands about the platform – and about free speech.
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    The Napoleons of Big Tech

    Bill Emmott

    Recent events in the technology sector suggest that investors and lenders should be demanding a premium to cover the risk that a star entrepreneur will become an egomaniacal dictator. With each business cycle, it seems, old lessons must be relearned.

    sees in the industry’s harsh reckoning this year lessons that apparently can’t be learned often enough.
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    The Crypto Emperor’s New Clothes

    The collapse of several crypto platforms this year – including the spectacular crash of the second-largest cryptocurrency exchange, FTX – has raised fundamental questions about the credibility of a digital innovation once hailed as the key to democratizing finance. Has crypto finally been exposed as a scam, or will a new, stronger crypto industry emerge from the current turmoil?

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