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Mark Malloch-Brown

Mark Malloch-Brown

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Mark Malloch-Brown, a former deputy United Nations secretary-general and co-chair of the UN Foundation, is President of the Open Society Foundations.

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  1. Kofi Annan’s Lessons in Global Leadership
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    Kofi Annan’s Lessons in Global Leadership

    May 13, 2022 Nane Annan, et al. argue that today’s crises call for leaders who reflect the former UN secretary-general’s virtues.

  2. Protecting Civil Society and Democracy
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    Protecting Civil Society and Democracy

    Dec 8, 2021 Michelle Bachelet, et al. urge global leaders to match words with deeds at US President Joe Biden’s virtual summit.

  3. No More Pandemic Have-Nots
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    No More Pandemic Have-Nots

    Oct 14, 2021 Mark Malloch-Brown, et al. announce a new coalition of leading philanthropies committed to collective action against COVID-19.

  4. The Fight for Open Societies Begins Again
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    The Fight for Open Societies Begins Again

    Jul 7, 2021 Mark Malloch-Brown explains why and how defenders of democracy and human rights must rethink – and redouble – their efforts.

  5. Slow Death or New Direction for the UN?
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    Slow Death or New Direction for the UN?

    Nov 19, 2020 Mark Malloch-Brown explains how the organization should, and should not, adapt to a rapidly changing geopolitical environment.

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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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    Realizing a Free and Open Indo-Pacific

    Abe Shinzō

    Less than a month before he was assassinated, Japan’s longest-serving prime minister set out his vision for the region. He buttressed his case by comparing China’s growing threats against Taiwan to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

    set out his vision for the region less than one month prior to his assassination in July.

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