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Ilona Szabó

Ilona Szabó

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Ilona Szabó, Co-Founder and President of the Igarapé Institute, is an affiliate scholar at Princeton University's Brazil LAB and Young Global Leader at the World Economic Forum.

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  1. Where Humanity’s Future Will Be Decided
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    Where Humanity’s Future Will Be Decided

    Jul 8, 2021 Ilona Szabó explains why the rapid destruction of the Amazon is everyone's problem.

  2. Getting to Zero Deforestation in the Amazon by 2030
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    Getting to Zero Deforestation in the Amazon by 2030

    Apr 21, 2021 Ilona Szabó highlights the urgent importance for planetary health of stimulating a green economy in the region.

  3. Brazil Needs Intensive Care
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    Brazil Needs Intensive Care

    May 6, 2020 Ilona Szabó warns that the Bolsonaro administration has undermined the country's democracy at the worst possible moment.

  4. Fighting Climate Change Means Fighting Organized Crime
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    Fighting Climate Change Means Fighting Organized Crime

    Mar 12, 2019 Robert Muggah, et al. warn that illegal Amazon mining threatens to derail global efforts to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions.

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    The Cost of the Fed’s Challenged Credibility

    Mohamed A. El-Erian interprets the latest market tumult as the price of delaying monetary-policy tightening for too long.
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    Core Dangers for the Fed and China

    Stephen S. Roach

    Just as a fixation on core inflation can mislead central banks, as it has done with the US Federal Reserve, the power of a “core leader” like China’s Xi Jinping is a recipe for misdirected and ultimately unsustainable policy regimes. The very notion of a core adds a false sense of precision when addressing complex problems.

    thinks the US central bank and Chinese governance share a conceptual weakness leading to major policy blunders.
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    Amazon’s Satanic Mills

    Antara Haldar sees recent unionization efforts as a welcome response to an unethical and inhumane business model.
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    Asia’s Captive Market for Migrant Labor

    M. Niaz Asadullah highlights how an entrenched alliance of politicians, bureaucrats, and business elites is exploiting workers.
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    In Search of a Development Plan for Asia

    Andrew Sheng & Xiao Geng argue that bottom-up institutions – not top-down strategies – are the key to regional integration.
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    Giorgia Meloni’s Moment

    Bill Emmott sees little difference between the Brothers of Italy’s program and that of recent right-wing governments.
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    America’s Education Emergency

    Michael R. Strain calls for urgent action to make up for pandemic learning loss in light of dismal new test scores.
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    God Save the Pound?

    Andrés Velasco explains why sterling is plummeting when economic theory says it should be soaring.
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    Preparing for the Long War

    Mark Leonard thinks Europeans should plan for a prolonged conflict despite Ukraine’s recent gains.

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