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David Tolbert

David Tolbert

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David Tolbert is President at the International Center for Transitional Justice and a former assistant secretary-general at the United Nations.

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  1. Why Acknowledge the Armenian Genocide?
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    Why Acknowledge the Armenian Genocide?

    Apr 22, 2015 David Tolbert argues that Turkey’s denial of the atrocities of 1915 is undermining its own interests.

  2. Lessons of the Lord’s Resistance
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    Lessons of the Lord’s Resistance

    Jan 31, 2015 David Tolbert demands that the world pay attention to – and stop – Boko Haram's campaign of terror in Nigeria.

  3. A Wrong Turn for Human Rights
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    A Wrong Turn for Human Rights

    Sep 3, 2014 David Tolbert warns that the gains made since the end of the Cold War are at risk.

  4. Truth and Consequences
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    Truth and Consequences

    Jul 11, 2014 Alan Doss & David Tolbert show why efforts at post-conflict justice are so often a source of frustration for victims.

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    Will Crypto Survive?

    Kenneth Rogoff assesses the strategies regulators could adopt in the aftermath of the FTX debacle.
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    Done With Deglobalization?

    Michael Spence sees reason to hope that the scales may soon tip back from international confrontation to cooperation.
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    The Unbearable Uselessness of Crypto

    Andrés Velasco explains why FTX's collapse should sink a hyped-up lie bobbing on an ocean of libertarian technobabble.
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    Is Germany Sick Again?

    Hans-Werner Sinn pours cold water on the fantasy that European economies can weather gas shortages with minimal pain.
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    America's Silent Progressive Majority

    Joseph E. Stiglitz

    Now that the American electorate appears to have rejected Republican extremism, many will argue that US President Joe Biden and the Democrats should tack right to capture centrist voters. But this would be a mistake, given where voters' preferences increasingly lie.

    considers what the midterm election results indicate about voters' real priorities.
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    Big Tech Gets Derailed

    Jonathan Levy traces the origins of the sector's recent turmoil to the nineteenth-century rise of the corporation.
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    Will the West Give in to Russia?

    From soaring inflation to a deepening energy crisis, the United States and Europe are facing no shortage of economic challenges, and Russia’s war against Ukraine – and the sanctions imposed in response to it – bears much of the blame. As Russia launches new rounds of missile attacks, we asked PS commentators what the West should be doing for Ukraine – and how likely it is to do it.

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    The Techno-Feudal Method to Musk’s Twitter Madness

    Yanis Varoufakis explains that the issue is neither vanity nor public service, but rather the need to acquire cloud capital.
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    The Case for Mandating Climate-Risk Disclosure

    Timothy Meyer, et al. defend the legal and economic justification for the US Securities and Exchange Commission's proposed new rule.

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