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Gordon Brown, a former prime minister and chancellor of the exchequer of the United Kingdom, is United Nations Special Envoy for Global Education, Chair of Education Cannot Wait’s High-Level Steering Group, and Chair of the International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity.

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  1. The World Cup’s Education Goal
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    The World Cup’s Education Goal

    Nov 18, 2022 Gordon Brown & Yasmine Sherif see the event as an occasion to push the Taliban to end its ban on girls' education.

  2. Afghanistan’s Girls and Women Fight Back
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    Afghanistan’s Girls and Women Fight Back

    Oct 17, 2022 Gordon Brown & Yasmine Sherif call on the international community to help the country’s girls secure their right to an education.

  3. Don’t Let Young Pakistanis’ Futures Be Washed Away
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    Don’t Let Young Pakistanis’ Futures Be Washed Away

    Sep 6, 2022 Yasmine Sherif & Gordon Brown exhort the international community to provide emergency funding for education following this summer’s floods.

  4. The Taliban’s War on Women and Girls
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    The Taliban’s War on Women and Girls

    Aug 16, 2022 Yasmine Sherif & Gordon Brown urge the Afghan government to honor its promises on education and economic participation.

  5. A Tribunal for Putin's War Crimes
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    A Tribunal for Putin's War Crimes

    Mar 22, 2022 Gordon Brown, et al. identify legal avenues for holding the Russian regime accountable for its aggression against Ukraine.

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    Resentment on the Western Front

    Sławomir Sierakowski thinks the Polish public needs a more open and honest conversation about refugees before resentment spirals.
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    Crypto’s Well-Worn Path to Crisis

    Xavier Vives writes that, despite the novelty of the assets, the narrative of FTX’s collapse was established long ago.
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    The Unavoidable Crash

    Nouriel Roubini anticipates a stagflationary debt crisis, owing to a dangerous combination of inflation and over-borrowing.
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    War Over Taiwan?

    Joseph S. Nye, Jr. considers whether a deterrence arrangement that has worked for 50 years is still sufficient.
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    The Contested Fed

    James Livingston

    By all accounts, central banks – particularly the Fed, because the dollar is still the world’s dominant currency – already act as investment authorities. But their recent bailouts have exacerbated economic inequality, and have done little or nothing to address climate change.

    reviews three books that, each in its own way, reveal a central truth about the world’s leading central bank.
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    The Economics of Mainstreaming Climate Action

    Jean Pisani-Ferry & Selma Mahfouz identify the risks and short-term costs associated with the energy transition over the next decade.
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    Killing Twitter

    Antara Haldar explains what Elon Musk fundamentally misunderstands about the platform – and about free speech.
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    The Napoleons of Big Tech

    Bill Emmott

    Recent events in the technology sector suggest that investors and lenders should be demanding a premium to cover the risk that a star entrepreneur will become an egomaniacal dictator. With each business cycle, it seems, old lessons must be relearned.

    sees in the industry’s harsh reckoning this year lessons that apparently can’t be learned often enough.
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    The Crypto Emperor’s New Clothes

    The collapse of several crypto platforms this year – including the spectacular crash of the second-largest cryptocurrency exchange, FTX – has raised fundamental questions about the credibility of a digital innovation once hailed as the key to democratizing finance. Has crypto finally been exposed as a scam, or will a new, stronger crypto industry emerge from the current turmoil?

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