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Des Browne

Des Browne

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Des Browne, a former British defense secretary, is Vice Chairman of the Nuclear Threat Initiative and Chair of the European Leadership Network.

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  1. Preventing Nuclear Conflict in Europe
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    Preventing Nuclear Conflict in Europe

    Feb 15, 2018 Des Browne, et al. call for urgent measures to reduce the growing risk of nuclear conflict.

  2. Ensuring Euro-Atlantic Security
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    Ensuring Euro-Atlantic Security

    Feb 16, 2017 Des Browne, et al. call on Western countries and Russia to cooperate on reducing shared existential threats.

  3. Ban the Bomb Tests
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    Ban the Bomb Tests

    Apr 27, 2016 Des Browne, et al. say the time has come for holdout states – including the US – to ratify the nuclear-test-ban treaty.

  4. From Nuclear Safety to Nuclear Security
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    From Nuclear Safety to Nuclear Security

    Mar 24, 2015 Des Browne & Igor S. Ivanov urge governments to apply stress tests to all facilities where dangerous materials are used.

  5. Securing the Euro-Atlantic Community
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    Securing the Euro-Atlantic Community

    Feb 3, 2015 Des Browne, et al. propose a new way to resolve the Ukraine crisis and prevent future threats to regional stability.

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    The Dangers of a US Capital Inflow Tax

    Maurice Obstfeld worries that a little-known, highly costly method of deficit reduction is gaining political traction.
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    Europe’s Green Transition Requires More Skilled Workers

    Julie Beaufils urges policymakers to boost the attractiveness of technical vocations by expanding access to apprenticeships.
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    A Monetary and Economic Order Fit for the Twenty-First Century

    Ulrich Volz, et al. identify eight priorities to build a more resilient, inclusive, and sustainable global financial architecture.
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    Putting Africa on the Path to Prosperity

    Mohamed Ould Ghazouani & Ajay Banga urge the G7 to focus on the continent’s future, and on five priorities in particular, at this week’s summit.
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    Anatomy of a Massacre

    Shlomo Ben-Ami

    The 1860 massacre of Christians in Damascus holds useful lessons about what it takes to arrest – and recover from – inter-communal violence. But there is a difference between a pogrom and a genocide, and conflating the two can do more harm than good.

    considers what the 1860 massacre of Christians in Damascus can and cannot teach us about preventing genocide.
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    AI: Hope or Hype?

    Whether generative artificial intelligence will do more harm or good to our families, economies, and societies remains an open question. In devising strategies for harnessing the technology, optimism is undoubtedly warranted, but it should not come at the expense of realism.

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    How Denmark Keeps the Far Right at Bay

    Michael Ehrenreich explains how mainstream parties have neutralized the threat of right-wing populists.
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    How Techno-Libertarians Fell in Love with Big Government

    Quinn Slobodian argues Silicon Valley investors are against the state only insofar as it is not enriching them personally.
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    How Chinese Savings Can Support the Global Green Transition

    Daniel Gros urges the EU to welcome cheap low-carbon goods, such as electric vehicles, from China.

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