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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. The Fog of War Crimes
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    The Fog of War Crimes

    Feb 2, 2024 James A. Goldston shows why the accusation of double standards has accompanied international criminal justice since its birth.

  2. Ukraine and the Rebirth of Human Rights
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    Ukraine and the Rebirth of Human Rights

    Feb 28, 2023 James A. Goldston sees the war as a poignant reminder of what a world without international law would look like.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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    The Economics of Health for All

    Mariana Mazzucato explains why pandemic prevention and preparedness must be embedded in economic policymaking.
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    The Dangerous Incoherence of US Trade Policy

    Stephen S. Roach warns that America’s latest tariffs against China raise the risk of a catastrophic superpower conflict.
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    A New Dawn for US-African Cooperation?

    Vera Songwe identifies three ways that the United States can ultimately help itself by helping the continent.
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    Raghuram G. Rajan and Rohit Lamba on Indian job creation, industrial policy, democracy, and more

    Raghuram G. Rajan & Rohit Lamba argue that India must place the highest priority on creating and owning intellectual property, advocate an alternative to interventionist industrial policies like subsidies, call for the decentralization of Indian governance at every level, and more.
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    The Global Implications of Georgia’s Political Crisis

    Salome Samadashvili

    Borrowing from the Kremlin’s playbook, Bidzina Ivanishvili, Georgia’s de facto ruler, is seeking to eliminate foreign-funded NGOs, suppress independent media, and eradicate the political opposition. His determination to establish an authoritarian regime reflects his harmony of interests with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

    implores the US and Europe to bolster democracy in the country at a make-or-break moment.
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    Read More Summer 2024 Reading List

    PS editors share books that have impressed them lately, and say why you should consider adding them to your summer reading list.
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    Building Resilience in the Developing World

    Erik Berglöf argues for additional financing mechanisms to protect low-income economies against proliferating shocks.
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    Iran’s Succession Crisis Is a Legitimacy Crisis

    Abbas Milani explains why few Iranians within or outside the country truly mourn the death of President Ebrahim Raisi.
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    Central Banks’ New-Old Inflationary Bias

    Kenneth Rogoff explains why policymakers are more likely to risk higher prices during periods of economic uncertainty.

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