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James A. Goldston

James A. Goldston

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James A. Goldston is Executive Director of the Open Society Justice Initiative and previously worked in the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court.

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  1. How Courts Will Shape the Post-Pandemic World
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    How Courts Will Shape the Post-Pandemic World

    May 26, 2020 James A. Goldston highlights three areas in which COVID-19 is prompting legal challenges to long-standing economic injustices.

  2. A Wake-Up Call for Human Rights
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    A Wake-Up Call for Human Rights

    Aug 15, 2019 James A. Goldston says advocacy groups alone cannot repel the current populist onslaught on liberal values.

  3. The Trump Administration’s Assault on Assault Survivors
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    The Trump Administration’s Assault on Assault Survivors

    May 6, 2019 Kavita N. Ramdas & James A. Goldston condemn US anti-abortion zealots' dangerous and increasingly successful efforts to control women's bodies.

  4. Populism’s Corrupt Core
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    Populism’s Corrupt Core

    Jul 4, 2018 James A. Goldston argues that policing violations of the public trust is the only way to restore faith in liberal democracy.

  5. Bending Toward International Justice
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    Bending Toward International Justice

    Jun 15, 2015 James A. Goldston describes recent advances in holding accountable perpetrators of mass violence and atrocities.

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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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