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Kelly Born

Kelly Born

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Kelly Born, a former director of Stanford University’s Cyber Policy Center, is Director of the Democracy, Rights, and Governance initiative at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.

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  1. America’s Democratic Dysfunction
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    America’s Democratic Dysfunction

    Jun 10, 2024 Kelly Born considers the deep-rooted problems that have tarnished the image of the world’s most famous democracy.

  2. Will Generative AI Make or Break Democracy?
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    Will Generative AI Make or Break Democracy?

    Aug 10, 2023 Kelly Born advocates careful regulation of how new tools are applied to electoral politics and information ecosystems.

  3. Can Digital Disinformation Be Disarmed?
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    Can Digital Disinformation Be Disarmed?

    Jan 29, 2021 Kelly Born surveys the options for reforming an increasingly dangerous social-media ecosystem.

  4. Solving the Disinformation Puzzle
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    Solving the Disinformation Puzzle

    Jul 9, 2018 Kelly Born argues that countering fake news will require a large number of targeted measures.

  5. Six Features of the Disinformation Age
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    Six Features of the Disinformation Age

    Oct 2, 2017 Kelly Born argues that official efforts to control fake news reflect an inadequate understanding of the problem.

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    What Climate-Vulnerable Developing Countries Need Right Now

    Mia Amor Mottley & Wale Edun propose a blueprint to unlock financing and kickstart investment in adaptation and clean energy.
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    Two Cheers for Identity Politics

    James Livingston argues that critics of the contemporary focus on issues of race, gender, and sexuality are ignoring history.
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    What the Next EU Leadership Must Do

    Carl Bildt offers a broad outline of the bloc's biggest challenges following this month's European Parliament election.
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    China Must Not Choose the Next Dalai Lama

    Brahma Chellaney urges the US and India to work together to protect the more than 600-year-old institution.
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    The New EU Leadership Must Unite on China

    Anders Fogh Rasmussen urges whoever takes over the bloc's foreign-policy portfolio to do more to deter Chinese aggression.
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    The Evolution of Empire

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    The history of Britain's conquest of India and humiliation of China shows that empire is very much still with us today. Though Americans tend to bristle at the idea, their own military, technological, and commercial power is as imperial and pervasive as Britain’s territorial dominance ever was.

    traces the enduring role of imperial power from the eighteenth century to the present.
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    If Democracy Isn’t Pro-Worker, It Will Die

    Daron Acemoglu argues that populists are making inroads because industrialized economies aren't delivering what was promised.
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    The Financial Risks of France’s Snap Election

    Brigitte Granville thinks political stalemate is a greater threat to European stability than a far-right government.
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    A Far-Right Resurgence in Europe?

    Many observers breathed a sigh of relief at the results of the European Parliament elections, because the widely predicted far-right surge did not dislodge traditional conservatives. But even if far-right forces do not dominate the next European Parliament, they have gained ground, particularly in France and Germany. Can mainstream politicians and parties reverse this trend?

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