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Gordon Brown, a former prime minister of the United Kingdom, is UN Special Envoy for Global Education and Chair of Education Cannot Wait.

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  1. What to Do About the Taliban’s Gender Apartheid
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    What to Do About the Taliban’s Gender Apartheid

    Jul 15, 2024 Gordon Brown proposes how international pressure can be brought to bear to reverse the regime's ban on girls' education.

  2. Getting the Pandemic Treaty Across the Finish Line
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    Getting the Pandemic Treaty Across the Finish Line

    May 9, 2024 Gordon Brown hopes negotiations will conclude this month, and pushes back on a last-minute wave of misinformation.

  3. Delivering the Pandemic Accord the World Needs
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    Open Letter

    Delivering the Pandemic Accord the World Needs

    Mar 20, 2024 Helen Clark, et al. urge global leaders to reach an agreement on prevention, preparedness, and response by May.

  4. For Nigeria’s Schools, Safety Must Come First
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    For Nigeria’s Schools, Safety Must Come First

    Mar 15, 2024 Gordon Brown writes that the latest mass abduction of students underscores the dilemma facing parents throughout the country.

  5. Empowering the Pandemic Accord
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    Empowering the Pandemic Accord

    Feb 21, 2024 Gordon Brown warns that lies could undermine efforts to create a global pact for fighting infectious-disease outbreaks.

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    Europe Must Clamp Down on Russian Oil Flows Through Turkey

    Martin Vladimirov urges policymakers to close the sanctions loophole that allows the Kremlin to sell fossil fuels to the EU.
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    Rebooting the Sustainable Development Goals

    John W. McArthur & Zia Khan urge political, business, and civil-society leaders to foster the big ideas needed to meet the 2030 targets.
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    Is Greece’s Six-Day Work Week a Harbinger?

    Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg points out that the country is facing the same demographic problem as almost all advanced economies.
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    The Euro and Its Imperial Ancestors

    Victoria Gierok

    At 25, the euro has come of age at a time when European politics is tending toward fragmentation and a renewed emphasis on national sovereignty. To determine whether it will last, it helps to consult the history of earlier common-currency projects.

    draws lessons from earlier experiments with common currencies across disparate polities and economies.
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    Overcoming Political Short-Termism in Latin America

    Eric Parrado envisions independent institutions empowered to devise and implement long-term development-related policies.
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    Iran’s Economy Needs a New Deal with the West

    Djavad Salehi-Isfahani shows that pursuing sanctions relief is the only solution to the country's stagflation.
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    Africa’s Hobbled Hegemons

    Adekeye Adebajo

    In the face of regional turmoil, rising extremism, and heightened geopolitical tensions, Africa urgently needs strong leadership. But its two most significant regional powers, Nigeria and South Africa, are too constrained by domestic challenges to represent Africa’s interests effectively on the world stage.

    examines the causes of political and economic malaise in Nigeria and South Africa.
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    The US Needs a Techno-Industrial Strategy

    Liza Tobin & Addis Goldman outline a three-pronged approach that would entrench American leadership in advanced industries.
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    The Fed Should Not Cut Interest Rates Yet

    Michael R. Strain argues that declaring victory over inflation, while tempting, would be to misread current economic conditions.

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