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John Prendergast

John Prendergast

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John Prendergast is Co-Founder of The Sentry and the co-author (with Fidel Bafilemba) of Congo Stories.

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  1. Turning Off Congo’s Looting Machine
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    Turning Off Congo’s Looting Machine

    Jul 29, 2022 John Prendergast traces the deep roots of the country’s exploitation and touts long-overdue efforts to ensure accountability.

  2. Accountability and Aid in Ethiopia
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    Accountability and Aid in Ethiopia

    Dec 8, 2021 John Prendergast urges the US and others to take aggressive steps to stop the government from using starvation as a weapon.

  3. Justice in a Hijacked State
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    Justice in a Hijacked State

    Oct 19, 2020 John Prendergast & Nathalia Dukhan propose ways to punish those who are looting – and dismembering – the Central African Republic.

  4. Killer Corruption
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    Killer Corruption

    May 15, 2020 John Prendergast advocates the use of financial tools to ensure that corrupt elites don't undermine COVID-19 responses.

  5. Europe’s Contribution to Peace in Sudan

    Europe’s Contribution to Peace in Sudan

    Jan 2, 2011 George Clooney & John Prendergast

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    Putin’s Brezhnev Moment

    Aryeh Neier draws parallels between the regime’s ongoing crackdown on civil society and late Soviet repression.
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    Utopia or Bust

    J. Bradford DeLong considers our options for both expanding and effectively slicing the proverbial economic pie.
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    Germany’s Reckoning

    Helmut K. Anheier

    Germany is now grappling with a host of difficult questions about its place in the world, the nature of its politics, and its most cherished values. For a pacifist society in a new age of conflict and war, everything must change if things are to remain the same.

    traces the contours of the country's debate, triggered by the Ukraine war, about its strategic future.
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    Preempting a Generative AI Monopoly

    Diane Coyle urges policymakers to take steps to counter the anti-competitive implications of a rapidly emerging market.
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    Japan’s Strategic Imperative

    Joseph S. Nye, Jr. sees the country doubling down on its best option for ensuring national security and regional stability.
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    China’s Savings Conundrum

    Zhang Jun explains why – and how – the country must stimulate household consumption to achieve a robust recovery.
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    The Flight of the Inflation Hawks

    Though the US Federal Reserve’s first interest-rate hike of 2023 is smaller than those that preceded it, policymakers have signaled that more increases are on the way, despite slowing price growth. But there is good reason to doubt the utility – and fear the consequences – of continued rate hikes, on both sides of the Atlantic.

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    How to Transform African Agriculture

    Safia Boly & Omid Kassiri identify four principles that could help governments across the continent boost food security.
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    Making Ukrainian Victory Possible

    Josep Borrell explains why continued military support and other forms of assistance remain critical.

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