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Gordon Brown

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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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Britain Is Turning Its Back on International Law
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    Britain Is Turning Its Back on International Law

    Jan 15, 2024 Gordon Brown explains why the Conservatives' Rwanda bill threatens to undermine human-rights norms globally.

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    Reckoning With a New Authoritarian Bloc

    Joschka Fischer considers the implications of a northern Asian alliance that exists primarily to challenge American hegemony.
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    Is Europe Too Big for Further Enlargement?

    Ana Palacio warns that even if candidates meet accession criteria, decision-making processes would need to be reformed.
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    The Sino-American Trade War Benefits China’s Competitors

    Arvind Subramanian warns that escalating protectionism, while dangerous, could end up helping developing countries like India.
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    Is the Quad Becoming a Potemkin Alliance?

    Brahma Chellaney fears that US President Joe Biden’s conciliatory approach toward China is undermining Indo-Pacific security.
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    The High Costs of the New US Tariffs on Chinese EVs

    Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg

    Every time one set of protectionist measures against China disappoints, the United States escalates its economic war in the hope that additional restrictions will prove more effective. Yet by slapping massive tariffs on Chinese electric vehicles, America has laid bare its own hypocrisy and economic vulnerabilities.

    laments the Biden administration's embrace of costly, futile efforts to outcompete low-cost rivals.
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    How G7 Leaders Can Unlock Financing for Africa

    William Ruto

    With many African countries trapped in perpetual cycles of debt, financing investment in sustainable development has become increasingly difficult, if not impossible. The situation demands that wealthy countries step up and offer debt relief and cancellation, in addition to more concessional and long-term financing.

    urges wealthy countries to help bring the global financial system into line with the developing world's needs.
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    The Threat of Trumpflation and a Fed War

    J. Bradford DeLong thinks monetary hawks should be more worried about the return of a populist demagogue to the White House.
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    Is China Too Old to Get Rich?

    Yi Fuxian explains why the country’s rising median age is at the root of its current malaise.
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    The Dangerous Retreat into Protectionism

    Carl Bildt warns that nothing good will come from a more deeply fragmented global economy.

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