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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
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    Europe’s Contribution to Peace in Sudan

    Jan 2, 2011 George Clooney & John Prendergast

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    Carbon Credits Hold the Key to Combating Deforestation

    Roselyn Fosuah Adjei explains how nature-based offsets could help reduce emissions and benefit local communities.
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    Alexei Navalny Did Not Die for Nothing

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    The Russian opposition leader faced a dilemma that all dissenters in authoritarian states must grapple with: live in exile and fade into obscurity, or confront an oppressive regime and risk imprisonment and torture. Navalny’s choice – and the price he paid for making it – will inspire dissidents for generations to come.

    highlights the crucial role of political martyrs in inspiring resistance to oppressive regimes.
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    The Submergence of Emerging Markets

    Andrés Velasco worries that major middle-income economies are facing a prolonged slowdown, jeopardizing global convergence.
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    How AI Could Reshape Medicine

    Junaid Nabi highlights the new technology’s potential to transform how we diagnose, treat, and prevent diseases.
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    Making Bretton Woods Work for Africa

    Hippolyte Fofack envisions a reformed global financial architecture that provides equal access to long-term patient capital.
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    Making Sense of Society

    Michael Spence considers why a healthy civil society is crucial to good governance and inclusive prosperity.
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    Shock Therapy Killed Navalny

    Antara Haldar argues that while Vladimir Putin bears responsibility, so do the economic policies that put him in power.
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    Putin’s Silk Road Around Sanctions

    Robin Brooks & Simon Johnson urge Europe and the G7 to stop the re-export of Western goods to Russia from Central Asia and the Caucasus.
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    To Fight Climate Change, End Fossil-Fuel Subsidies

    Günther Thallinger & Ludovic Subran urge policymakers to recognize the true costs of a policy that harms the planet and does not help the poor.

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