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Ngaire Woods

Ngaire Woods

Writing for PS since 2013
47 commentaries
2 videos & podcasts

Ngaire Woods is Dean of the Blavatnik School of Government at the University of Oxford.

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  1. In Defense of Non-Alignment
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    In Defense of Non-Alignment

    Oct 25, 2022 Ngaire Woods thinks many small countries are wise to maintain geopolitical autonomy and seek self-reliance.

  2. Is the World’s Financial Firefighter Ready?
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    Is the World’s Financial Firefighter Ready?

    Aug 31, 2022 Ngaire Woods urges rich countries to bolster the IMF’s ability to prevent and manage crises in lower-income economies.

  3. The US Front in the Global War on Women
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    The US Front in the Global War on Women

    Jun 28, 2022 Ngaire Woods notes that the Supreme Court’s elimination of the federal right to abortion accompanies rising gender violence.

  4. A Perfect Storm for Developing Countries
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    A Perfect Storm for Developing Countries

    Apr 19, 2022 Ngaire Woods urges leading economies to cooperate to prevent famine, conflict, and a major debt crisis.

  5. Taming the Truckers
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    Taming the Truckers

    Feb 17, 2022 Ngaire Woods explains what makes the current worldwide protests challenging – and how best to manage them.

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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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