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Jamie Metzl

Jamie Metzl

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Jamie Metzl, Founder and Chair of OneShared.World, served on the US National Security Council and in the US State Department during the Clinton administration. He is the author of the forthcoming Superconvergence: How the Genetics, Biotech, and AI Revolutions Will Transform Our Lives, Work, and World (Timber/Hachette, 2023).

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  1. Human Success in the AI Age
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    Human Success in the AI Age

    Sep 5, 2023 Jamie Metzl predicts that we will co-evolve with the coming wave of technological disruption, just as we always have.

  2. Japan’s Sensitive Military Normalization
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    Japan’s Sensitive Military Normalization

    Mar 4, 2015 Jamie Metzl says that seven decades of exemplary behavior cannot overcome opposition to a new defense posture.

  3. Back to the Future in Ukraine and Asia
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    Back to the Future in Ukraine and Asia

    Mar 10, 2014 Jamie Metzl says that Russia and China are reenacting nineteenth-century norms of international behavior.

  4. Reinvigorating the US-Japan Alliance
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    Reinvigorating the US-Japan Alliance

    Feb 22, 2013 Jamie Metzl

  5. The Paradox of China’s Reform
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    The Paradox of China’s Reform

    May 18, 2012 Jamie Metzl

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    Putin’s Silk Road Around Sanctions

    Robin Brooks & Simon Johnson urge Europe and the G7 to stop the re-export of Western goods to Russia from Central Asia and the Caucasus.
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    To Fight Climate Change, End Fossil-Fuel Subsidies

    Günther Thallinger & Ludovic Subran urge policymakers to recognize the true costs of a policy that harms the planet and does not help the poor.
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    Banking on the World Bank’s Knowledge

    Wempi Saputra identifies three areas in which the organization’s client countries could use more guidance.
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    The Algorithm and Its Discontents

    Mariana Mazzucato & Ilan Strauss

    Deploying algorithms to maximize user engagement is how Big Tech firms maximize shareholder value, with short-term profits often overriding longer-term business objectives. Now that AI is poised to supercharge the platform economy, new rules and governance structures are urgently needed to safeguard the public.

    propose five principles to ensure that the digital economy serves the public good before short-term profit.
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    Judgment Days for Democracy

    Nicholas Reed Langen suspects that judges will play an increasingly central role in protecting democracy against populist assaults.
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    A Global Cash-Transfer Fund Could End Extreme Poverty

    Cina Lawson & Rory Stewart

    Cash transfers offer a transformative solution to multidimensional poverty, by enhancing dozens of outcomes simultaneously. They have already proven effective, adaptable, and replicable, and now they are becoming more attainable every year with growing mobile coverage and improved digital infrastructure.

    show that the conditions are ripe for deploying lump-sum payments to the world’s poorest people.
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    The Drums of US-China Cyber War

    Stephen S. Roach worries that irrational Sinophobia has become America's new bipartisan political orthodoxy.
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    Japan as Number Four

    Takatoshi Ito hopes the news that the economy has slipped from third place globally will serve as a wake-up call.
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    The Financial March to War

    Harold James explains how currency wars and speculation could feature in today’s great-power conflicts.

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