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Arkebe Oqubay

Arkebe Oqubay

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Arkebe Oqubay, a senior minister and Special Adviser to the Prime Minister of Ethiopia, is a distinguished fellow at the Overseas Development Institute and the author, most recently, of African Economic Development: Evidence, Theory, Policy (Oxford University Press, 2020) and The Oxford Handbook of Industrial Hubs and Economic Development (Oxford University Press, 2020).

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  1. Boris Johnson’s New-Model Colonial Policy
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    Boris Johnson’s New-Model Colonial Policy

    Jun 18, 2020 Arkebe Oqubay condemns the British prime minister's decision to subsume the UK's development agency into the foreign office.

  2. Ethiopia’s Unconventional COVID-19 Response
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    Ethiopia’s Unconventional COVID-19 Response

    May 29, 2020 Arkebe Oqubay touts the government's approach in tackling the pandemic as a model other African countries can apply.

  3. How Africa Can Fight the Pandemic
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    How Africa Can Fight the Pandemic

    Apr 17, 2020 Arkebe Oqubay outlines the steps that governments and international leaders must take to prevent a catastrophe.

  4. When COVID-19 Comes to Africa
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    When COVID-19 Comes to Africa

    Mar 13, 2020 Arkebe Oqubay describes the pillars of an effective strategy for minimizing the impact of the new coronavirus.

  5. Stop the Posturing on COVID-19
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    Stop the Posturing on COVID-19

    Mar 5, 2020 Arkebe Oqubay sketches what a unified and compassionate global approach to tackling fast-spreading viruses would look like.

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    The Drums of US-China Cyber War

    Stephen S. Roach worries that irrational Sinophobia has become America's new bipartisan political orthodoxy.
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    Japan as Number Four

    Takatoshi Ito hopes the news that the economy has slipped from third place globally will serve as a wake-up call.
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    The Financial March to War

    Harold James explains how currency wars and speculation could feature in today’s great-power conflicts.
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    A Stablecoin Pilot in China?

    Andrew Sheng & Xiao Geng see an opportunity in Hong Kong’s efforts to establish a regulatory regime for issuers of the cryptoasset.
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    The War for the West

    Ivan Krastev interviewed by Sławomir Sierakowski

    Although the events of the last two years amount to a clear strategic failure for Russian President Vladimir Putin, it is equally clear that the West became overly confident after Ukraine's battlefield successes in 2022. Now, a strategic re-calibration may be in order.

    about the conflict in Ukraine and the challenges facing Western democracies in a changing world.
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    An Antidote to the Polarization Poison

    Ngaire Woods suggests how policymakers can foster a sense of solidarity among people of different political creeds.
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    How America’s CHIPS Act Hurts Taiwan

    Chang-Tai Hsieh, et al. worry that US inducements are luring the world’s top semiconductor manufacturer down a dead end.
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    Will the US Economy Drive Global Growth this Year?

    Mohamed A. El-Erian

    Despite rosy forecasts, the US economy faces powerful headwinds that call into question its ability to serve as the world’s main growth driver. These challenges are compounded by domestic and geopolitical uncertainties that have not been reflected in market valuations and economic assessments.

    explains why economists and investors are far too optimistic about America’s near-term prospects.
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    The US Is Jeopardizing the Open Internet

    Natalie Dunleavy Campbell & Stan Adams condemn America’s apparent decision to abandon its role as a champion of a free digital domain.

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