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Jonathan Kennedy

Jonathan Kennedy

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Jonathan Kennedy is a lecturer in Global Health at Queen Mary University of London.

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  1. When Populism Can Kill
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    When Populism Can Kill

    Jul 20, 2017 Domna Michailidou & Jonathan Kennedy warn that hostility toward experts is undermining vaccination and causing avoidable outbreaks.

  2. Rethinking Humanitarian Aid in Civil Wars
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    Rethinking Humanitarian Aid in Civil Wars

    Oct 25, 2016 Jonathan Kennedy & Domna Michailidou show how conflicting mandates in the UN Charter are tying the organization's hands in Syria.

  3. The Politics of Polio Eradication
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    The Politics of Polio Eradication

    Mar 15, 2016 Jonathan Kennedy & Domna Michailidou recount how immunization workers overcame a recent reversal in the fight against the virus.

  4. Militant Islamism and Vaccine Skepticism
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    Militant Islamism and Vaccine Skepticism

    Oct 22, 2015 Jonathan Kennedy & Domna Michailidou urges a better understanding of why most polio cases occur in countries with Islamic insurgencies.

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    The Key to Transforming African Health

    Jayati Ghosh highlights efforts to foster scientific innovation and drug manufacturing on the continent.
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    China’s Rebalancing Imperative

    Stephen S. Roach

    The most successful development stories almost always involve major shifts in the sources of economic growth, which in turn allow economies to reinvent themselves out of necessity or by design. In China, the interplay of mounting external pressures, lagging household consumption, and falling productivity will increasingly shape China’s policy choices in the years ahead.

    explains why the Chinese authorities should switch to a consumption- and productivity-led growth model.
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    From Welfare State to Safe State in Latin America

    Jorge G. Castañeda & Carlos Ominami

    Designing a progressive anti-violence strategy that delivers the safety for which a huge share of Latin Americans crave is perhaps the most difficult challenge facing many of the region’s governments. But it is also the most important.

    urge the region’s progressives to start treating security as an essential component of social protection.
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    The Urgency of Sovereign-Debt Restructuring

    José Antonio Ocampo highlights the need for a comprehensive mechanism to deliver relief to low- and middle-income countries.
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    The Gaza War Goes Global

    Joschka Fischer considers the implications of Iran’s unprecedented decision to launch a direct strike on Israeli territory.
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    Gender-Neutral Fintech Isn’t Working for Women

    Emmanuel Nyirinkindi & Jessica Schnabel show that the industry is not fully delivering on its promise to accelerate financial inclusion.
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    The Urgency of Palestinian Statehood

    Gareth Evans explains why formal international recognition is crucial to ending the intolerable status quo.
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    Quality Journalism Is More Important than Ever

    Anya Schiffrin, et al. explain how policymakers can support rigorous, objective reporting, just as they provide other public goods.
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    Is India’s Economy Overhyped?

    Shang-Jin Wei argues that the country’s rapid development, while undeniable, conceals deeper structural problems.

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