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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. The Outlook for Multilateralism in 2024
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    The Outlook for Multilateralism in 2024

    Dec 11, 2023 Mark Malloch-Brown considers whether sorely needed reforms to global-governance institutions are still possible or likely.

  2. Africa Is the Future of Multilateralism
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    Africa Is the Future of Multilateralism

    Sep 29, 2023 Mark Malloch-Brown explains why the continent should be at the forefront of efforts to bring about international reforms.

  3. Leveling the Financial Playing Field for Africa
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    Leveling the Financial Playing Field for Africa

    May 30, 2023 Amadou Hott & Mark Malloch-Brown propose ways to redress longstanding inequities and enable African-led solutions to succeed.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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    America’s Childcare Is Unfit for the Postmodern Age

    Bruce Ackerman urges US President Joe Biden to put universal preschool at the center of his re-election campaign.
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    History Already Tells Us the Future of AI

    Daron Acemoglu & Simon Johnson find policy lessons for the 2020s in the work of the early-nineteenth-century economist David Ricardo.
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    Trump and the Risk of a US Debt Default

    William L. Silber thinks the former president would be even more reckless if awarded another term this year.
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    Europe’s Red Tape Is Helping Russia

    Laurence Boone & Nicu Popescu

    The European Union’s cumbersome and narrowly defined regulations for public procurement and spending are not simply inadequate; they are dangerous. They weaken the bloc’s ability to protect itself from a broad range of Russian hybrid attacks while prolonging Russia’s aggression in Ukraine.

    propose a European Defense Production Act to help fast-track processes for public procurement and spending.
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    What to Look for in Trump’s First Trial

    Eric Posner

    The intricate legal issues and colorful characters in Donald Trump's criminal trials will undoubtedly keep the media and the viewing public enraptured for months to come. But when it comes to the 2024 election, all that really matters is how the defendant appears to a narrow sliver of undecided voters.

    points out that optics, more than the law or the facts, will be what matters most for the election.
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    AI Holds the Key to Resilient Cities

    Justina Nixon-Saintil surveys the technology's foreseeable applications in promoting urban sustainable development.
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    How Risky Is Japan’s Monetary-Policy Normalization?

    Takatoshi Ito considers the implications of the central bank’s exit from negative interest rates and quantitative easing.
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    As Families Change, So Must the Safety Net

    Neha Bansal urges governments to implement policies that promote intergenerational integration and solidarity.
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    The Language of Political Control

    Robert Skidelsky views recent linguistic innovations as manipulative efforts to compel “correct” thought and perception.

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