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Tony Blair, a former prime minister of the United Kingdom, is Executive Chairman of the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change.

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  1. Lessons from Northern Ireland’s Peace
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    Lessons from Northern Ireland’s Peace

    Apr 7, 2023 Tony Blair reflects on the conditions that enabled the Good Friday Agreement to end a seemingly intractable conflict.

  2. COP27 Is About Africa and Action
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    COP27 Is About Africa and Action

    Nov 9, 2022 Tony Blair urges developed and developing countries to forge a new climate-change consensus based on three pillars.

  3. Countering the Islamist Threat
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    Countering the Islamist Threat

    Sep 9, 2021 Tony Blair urges world leaders to confront Islamism’s violence and ideology with a combination of hard and soft power.

  4. Transforming Africa’s Agriculture
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    Transforming Africa’s Agriculture

    Sep 11, 2020 Tony Blair shows why the entire world has economic and security stakes in modernizing the continent's food systems.

  5. Building Food Security During the Pandemic
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    Building Food Security During the Pandemic

    May 7, 2020 Tony Blair & Agnes Kalibata highlight four ways the international community can prevent a catastrophe in developing countries.

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    The Gaza War Goes Global

    Joschka Fischer

    The escalating war in the Middle East must be understood in a broader context. The fact that the Iranian regime felt emboldened to risk a direct strike on Israel attests to a changing world order in which Western power is increasingly open to challenge.

    considers the implications of Iran’s unprecedented decision to launch a direct strike on Israeli territory.
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    Gender-Neutral Fintech Isn’t Working for Women

    Emmanuel Nyirinkindi & Jessica Schnabel show that the industry is not fully delivering on its promise to accelerate financial inclusion.
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    The Urgency of Palestinian Statehood

    Gareth Evans explains why formal international recognition is crucial to ending the intolerable status quo.
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    Quality Journalism Is More Important than Ever

    Anya Schiffrin, et al. explain how policymakers can support rigorous, objective reporting, just as they provide other public goods.
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    Is India’s Economy Overhyped?

    Shang-Jin Wei argues that the country’s rapid development, while undeniable, conceals deeper structural problems.
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    Negotiating a Bigger, Better World Bank

    Michael Krake & Wempi Saputra explain how a new framework will nudge countries to invest in projects that deliver global public goods.
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    The Ozone Layer’s Recovery Shows How to Protect the Planet

    Robert Redford & Xiye Bastida highlight the critical role of international cooperation in preserving the planet’s habitability.
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    The Middle East Needs a Ceasefire Now

    Daoud Kuttab explains why the latest escalation could lead to a truce instead of an all-out military showdown.
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    Overcoming the Development-Project Implementation Gap

    Jorge Moreira da Silva highlights ways to strengthen the International Development Association’s already-powerful impact.

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