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El Hassan bin Talal

El Hassan bin Talal

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HRH Prince El Hassan bin Talal, founder of the Arab Thought Forum and the West Asia-North Africa Institute, is an emeritus board member of the Nuclear Threat Initiative. He served his brother, the late King Hussein of Jordan, during peace negotiations with Israel in the 1990s.

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  1. Humanity Is One Minute from Midnight
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    Humanity Is One Minute from Midnight

    Mar 16, 2022 El Hassan bin Talal & Sundeep Waslekar call for a new global security architecture to tackle mounting nuclear and other existential threats.

  2. Pandemics and Progress
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    Pandemics and Progress

    Apr 2, 2020 El Hassan bin Talal hopes that the global fight against COVID-19 will institutionalize a much stronger sense of human solidarity.

  3. Where Is the World for the Palestinians?
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    Where Is the World for the Palestinians?

    Feb 4, 2020 El Hassan bin Talal warns that the Trump administration's “ultimate peace deal” furthers an effort to erase a national identity.

  4. The Responsibility to Respect
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    The Responsibility to Respect

    Jun 4, 2019 El Hassan bin Talal advocates a new principle to uphold the promise of international humanitarian law.

  5. Managing the Politics of Water
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    Managing the Politics of Water

    Mar 17, 2016 El Hassan bin Talal & Sundeep Waslekar highlight the importance of careful stewardship in preventing conflict and promoting prosperity.

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    Europe’s Carbon Border Tax Advances the Fight Against Climate Change

    Jeffrey Frankel shows how the European Union’s carbon-price mechanism could encourage other countries to follow suit.
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    Africa Can’t Prosper Without Regional Trade

    Kingsley Moghalu argues that the continent has been missing a key ingredient of robust, sustained growth.
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    Divestment from Israel Will Not Bring Peace

    Anne O. Krueger argues that meeting protesters' demand would weaken US universities – one of America’s sources of strength.
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    The US-China Trade War Heats Up

    A spate of new US tariffs on Chinese goods has raised the specter of full economic decoupling between the world’s two largest economies. For many observers, the measures are not only misguided, but also counter-productive, with the potential to undermine economic dynamism, hamper climate action, and trigger geopolitical conflict.

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    The Indian Election and the Country’s Economic Future

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    Economically, India today feels like a place of limitless possibilities. But with only a narrow window in which to grow rich before it grows old, the policy decisions it makes today will have an outsize influence on its future prospects.

    worries that the country will squander its massive potential by trying to emulate China's growth strategy.
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    How Europe Can Get the Green Deal Done

    Simone Tagliapietra proposes EU-level measures that would help offset the negative distributional effects of climate policy.
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    Reckoning With a New Authoritarian Bloc

    Joschka Fischer considers the implications of a northern Asian alliance that exists primarily to challenge American hegemony.
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    Is Europe Too Big for Further Enlargement?

    Ana Palacio warns that even if candidates meet accession criteria, decision-making processes would need to be reformed.
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    The Sino-American Trade War Benefits China’s Competitors

    Arvind Subramanian warns that escalating protectionism, while dangerous, could end up helping developing countries like India.

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