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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. How to Salvage COP28
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    How to Salvage COP28

    Nov 22, 2023 Gordon Brown calls for a levy on oil-producing countries’ windfall gains to help fund climate measures in the Global South.

  2. The Global North Must Follow the Global South’s Lead
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    The Global North Must Follow the Global South’s Lead

    Oct 10, 2023 Gordon Brown urges high-income countries to fund the ambitious climate reforms proposed by a new crop of global leaders.

  3. Fixing Global Governance
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    Fixing Global Governance

    Sep 25, 2023 Gordon Brown explains how to make the G20 and the Bretton Woods institutions fit for purpose once again.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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    Justice for Climate Migrants

    Sameh Shoukry & Amy E. Pope urge leaders to take a holistic approach to addressing the sharp increase in weather-related displacement.
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    Antara Haldar on behavioral economics, development models, global governance, and more

    Antara Haldar advocates a radical rethink of development, explains what went right at the recent AI Safety Summit, highlights the economics discipline’s shortcomings, and more.
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    The New Normal for Central Banks

    Lucrezia Reichlin asks why the US Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank keep providing liquidity directly to banks.
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    The False Choice Between Palestinian and Jewish Liberation

    Shlomo Ben-Ami

    The prevailing narrative that frames Israel as a colonial power suppressing Palestinians’ struggle for statehood grossly oversimplifies a complicated conflict and inadvertently vindicates the region’s most oppressive regimes. Achieving a durable, lasting peace requires moving beyond such facile analogies.

    rejects the facile moralism of those who view the ongoing war through the narrow lens of decolonization.
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    The Rage of the Outsiders

    Ian Buruma

    The far-right populist Geert Wilders’ election victory in the Netherlands reflects the same sentiment that powered Brexit and Donald Trump’s candidacy in 2016. But such outcomes could not happen without the cynicism displayed over the past few decades by traditional conservative parties.

    shows what Geert Wilders has in common with other ultra-nationalist politicians, past and present.
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    Protecting Gaza’s Children

    Nurul Izzah Anwar & Yolanda Augustin urge the international community to support the young Palestinians bearing the brunt of the war.
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    Loss and Damage as a Common Climate Cause

    Naveeda Khan explains why so many developing countries have not balked at a major oil producer hosting COP28.
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    Putin’s Killer Patriotism

    Nina L. Khrushcheva highlights the Kremlin’s growing dependence on violent criminals to fight its war in Ukraine.
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    The Technologies African Farmers Need

    Hippolyte Fofack urges policymakers to follow Ethiopia’s lead and invest in irrigation, mechanization, and fertilizers.

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