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John Prendergast

John Prendergast

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John Prendergast is Co-Founder of The Sentry and the co-author (with Fidel Bafilemba) of Congo Stories.

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  1. Turning Off Congo’s Looting Machine
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    Turning Off Congo’s Looting Machine

    Jul 29, 2022 John Prendergast traces the deep roots of the country’s exploitation and touts long-overdue efforts to ensure accountability.

  2. Accountability and Aid in Ethiopia
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    Accountability and Aid in Ethiopia

    Dec 8, 2021 John Prendergast urges the US and others to take aggressive steps to stop the government from using starvation as a weapon.

  3. Justice in a Hijacked State
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    Justice in a Hijacked State

    Oct 19, 2020 John Prendergast & Nathalia Dukhan propose ways to punish those who are looting – and dismembering – the Central African Republic.

  4. Killer Corruption
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    Killer Corruption

    May 15, 2020 John Prendergast advocates the use of financial tools to ensure that corrupt elites don't undermine COVID-19 responses.

  5. Europe’s Contribution to Peace in Sudan
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    Europe’s Contribution to Peace in Sudan

    Jan 2, 2011 George Clooney & John Prendergast

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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

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    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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    The Climate Crisis Is Also a Health Crisis

    Seth Berkley & Werner Hoyer explain why global leaders must urgently introduce equitable pandemic-response mechanisms.
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    Rishi Sunak’s Daunting Challenge

    Chris Patten urges the UK prime minister to join the battle for the soul of the Conservative Party after a disastrous year.
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    Russia’s Financial Crisis Must Come Sooner

    Simon Johnson shows why a low price cap for the country’s crude exports would render the Kremlin’s war economy untenable.
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    QE with Chinese Characteristics?

    Andrew Sheng & Xiao Geng urge China to use monetary policy to tackle some of the biggest challenges it faces.
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    Why Europe and Latin America Need Each Other

    Josep Borrell urges European Union and Latin American leaders to revive momentum toward a long-overdue trade agreement.

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