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Gordon Brown, a former prime minister of the United Kingdom, is UN Special Envoy for Global Education.

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  1. British Conservatives’ Contempt for Human Rights
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    British Conservatives’ Contempt for Human Rights

    Aug 17, 2023 Gordon Brown condemns the party’s attacks on – and clamor for withdrawal from – the European Convention on Human Rights.

  2. The Taliban’s Gender Crimes Against Humanity
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    The Taliban’s Gender Crimes Against Humanity

    Aug 11, 2023 Gordon Brown urges the international community to mobilize against the Afghan regime’s war on women and girls.

  3. For Whom Spain Polls
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    For Whom Spain Polls

    Jul 20, 2023 Gordon Brown explains why the country’s upcoming general election represents a crucial test for democracy in Europe.

  4. How to Prosecute Putin
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    How to Prosecute Putin

    Apr 10, 2023 Gordon Brown urges the US to back Ukraine's call for a special international tribunal on Russia's crime of aggression.

  5. The New Front Line of the Education Crisis
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    The New Front Line of the Education Crisis

    Feb 13, 2023 Gordon Brown calls attention to the growing links between climate change, forced displacement, and learning loss.

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    Whither the G20?

    Takatoshi Ito

    Following the latest G20 summit, the G7 should be thinking seriously about deepening its own ties with more non-aligned countries. If the Ukraine war drags on, and if China continues to threaten to take Taiwan by force, the G20 will be split between friends of the BRICS and friends of the G7.

    sees the grouping as increasingly divided between friends of the G7 and friends of China and Russia.
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    Making the Most of Africa’s Strategic Green Minerals

    Marit Kitaw explains how the continent can move beyond resource extraction to build green industry.
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    America Must Join Europe’s Climate Club

    Gary Yohe & Roger Kuhns urge US policymakers to create a carbon-pricing policy in line with the bloc’s emissions-reduction plan.
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    Measuring Corruption in China

    Yongheng Deng & Shang-Jin Wei outline a novel approach to assessing the extent and scope of the country's graft problem.
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    To Protect Democracy, Revive Local Journalism

    Laura Tyson & Lenny Mendonca identify promising new models and philanthropic initiatives geared toward supporting independent media.
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    How to Achieve Universal Cancer Care

    Sonali Johnson urges governments worldwide to include the disease in national health-insurance schemes.
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    What Climate Finance Needs

    Nouriel Roubini & Reza Bundy

    To prevent catastrophic climate change and accelerate the global transition to a net-zero economy, policymakers and asset owners urgently need to rethink how we channel capital at scale. The key is to develop new financial instruments that are profitable, liquid, and easily accessible to savers and investors globally.

    explain what it will take to channel private capital and savings toward sustainable development.
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    Down on the Biden Economy

    James K. Galbraith thinks the failure of wages to keep up with inflation explains much of the public’s dour mood.
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    The Dollar’s Full-Spectrum Dominance

    Carla Norrlöf foresees the greenback’s continued global hegemony owing to network effects and opportunism.

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