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Mark Lowcock

Mark Lowcock

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Mark Lowcock is UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs.

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  1. Investing in Data Saves Lives
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    Investing in Data Saves Lives

    Jun 1, 2021 Mark Lowcock & Raj Shah show how filling critical information gaps can enable earlier and more effective humanitarian responses.

  2. Tackling the COVID Hunger Crisis
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    Tackling the COVID Hunger Crisis

    Feb 11, 2021 Gordon Brown & Mark Lowcock call for immediate international action to prevent widespread starvation and keep children in school.

  3. Prevent the Next Food Crisis Now
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    Prevent the Next Food Crisis Now

    Jan 29, 2021 Mark Lowcock & Axel van Trotsenburg urge the international community to adopt an anticipatory approach to the growing hunger pandemic.

  4. Ending Sexual Harassment and Abuse at the UN
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    Ending Sexual Harassment and Abuse at the UN

    Jan 16, 2018 Mark Lowcock & William Lacy Swing tout the organization's efforts to create a culture of accountability and zero tolerance for exploitation.

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    Not Destined for War

    Joseph S. Nye, Jr.

    If the United States maintains its alliances, invests in itself, and avoids unnecessary provocations, it can reduce the probability of falling into either a cold war or a hot war with China. But to formulate an effective strategy, it will have to eschew familiar but misleading historical analogies.

    rejects historical analogies implying that zero-sum conflict between the US and China is inevitable.
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    Is “Peace Through Commerce” Dead?

    Harold James doubts that new conflicts and rivalries justify a full-scale rejection of European-style economic engagement.
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    Putin and Kim’s Cartoon Summit

    Nina L. Khrushcheva thinks that Russia's recent meeting with North Korea was intended primarily as a warning to the South.
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    Saudi Arabia’s New Nationalism

    Bernard Haykel explains the reasoning behind the Kingdom's ongoing domestic- and foreign-policy transformation.
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    The Green Growth Mindset

    Gernot Wagner sees doctrinaire debates about capitalism as irrelevant or even deleterious to the decarbonization effort.
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    Africa Is the Future of Multilateralism

    Mark Malloch-Brown explains why the continent should be at the forefront of efforts to bring about international reforms.
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    A Chinese Bubble Long in the Making

    Yi Fuxian traces the long roots of the country's mounting economic and financial problems.
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    Industrial Policy Is Back

    From semiconductors to electric vehicles, governments are identifying the strategic industries of the future and intervening to support them – abandoning decades of neoliberal orthodoxy in the process. Are industrial policies the key to tackling twenty-first-century economic challenges or a recipe for market distortions and lower efficiency?

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    Is AI a Master or Slave?

    Joschka Fischer wonders whether humanity can even hope to maintain control in an era of “mega-crisis.”

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