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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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    Not Buying Central Banks’ Favorite Excuse

    Raghuram G. Rajan shows why monetary policymakers must bear some of the blame for the latest banking-sector turmoil.
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    The Lost Liberal Legal Imagination

    Nicholas Reed Langen

    Rather than seeing themselves as the arbiters of divine precepts, Supreme Court justices after World War II generally understood that constitutional jurisprudence must respond to the realities of the day. Yet today's conservatives have seized on the legacy of one of the few justices who did not.

    considers the complicated legacy of a progressive jurist whom conservatives now champion.
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    Saved by the Pandemic?

    Scott Fulford explains why its successful COVID-19 stimulus could help the US forge a path to financial stability for all.
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    How Much Work Is Enough?

    Anne-Marie Slaughter & Autumn McDonald explain how the pandemic raised new questions – and some very old ones – for employers and employees.
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    How the Far Left Paves the Way for the Far Right

    Andrés Velasco

    In October 2022, Chileans elected a far-left constitutional convention which produced a text so bizarrely radical that nearly two-thirds of voters rejected it. Now Chileans have elected a new Constitutional Council and put a far-right party in the driver’s seat.

    blames Chilean President Gabriel Boric for the rapid rise of the authoritarian populist José Antonio Kast.
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    Creeping Toward Dystopia

    Robert Skidelsky worries that even elected governments will appropriate emerging technologies in the name of national security.
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    The Climate Loss and Damage Fund Is Coming

    Sameh Shoukry assesses recent efforts to implement a crucial initiative agreed at last year’s UN Climate Change Conference.
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    China’s Youth Unemployment Problem

    Nancy Qian warns that diminishing opportunities for new graduates will have profound long-run macroeconomic implications.
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    How Can the New EU Regulation Achieve Deforestation-Free Supply Chains?

    Joann de Zegher explains why transaction-level records are crucial to curbing the destruction of the world’s forests.

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