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Mark Malloch-Brown

Mark Malloch-Brown

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Mark Malloch-Brown, a former deputy United Nations secretary-general and co-chair of the UN Foundation, is President of the Open Society Foundations.

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  1. Kofi Annan’s Lessons in Global Leadership
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    Kofi Annan’s Lessons in Global Leadership

    May 13, 2022 Nane Annan, et al. argue that today’s crises call for leaders who reflect the former UN secretary-general’s virtues.

  2. Protecting Civil Society and Democracy
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    Protecting Civil Society and Democracy

    Dec 8, 2021 Michelle Bachelet, et al. urge global leaders to match words with deeds at US President Joe Biden’s virtual summit.

  3. No More Pandemic Have-Nots
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    No More Pandemic Have-Nots

    Oct 14, 2021 Mark Malloch-Brown, et al. announce a new coalition of leading philanthropies committed to collective action against COVID-19.

  4. The Fight for Open Societies Begins Again
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    The Fight for Open Societies Begins Again

    Jul 7, 2021 Mark Malloch-Brown explains why and how defenders of democracy and human rights must rethink – and redouble – their efforts.

  5. Slow Death or New Direction for the UN?
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    Slow Death or New Direction for the UN?

    Nov 19, 2020 Mark Malloch-Brown explains how the organization should, and should not, adapt to a rapidly changing geopolitical environment.

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    A Subsidy War Without Winners

    Andrés Velasco calls on policymakers to avoid petty conflicts and work together to encourage green investments.
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    Japan’s New Security Posture Is Abe’s Legacy

    Taniguchi Tomohiko explains how the government’s ambitious defense agenda expands on the late prime minister’s ideas.
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    For the Common Good

    Mariana Mazzucato outlines a new governance model for ensuring a fairer distribution of agency, risk, and reward.
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    Helping Middle-Income Energy Exporters Kick the Fossil-Fuel Habit

    Carlos Lopes explains what it will take for resource-rich economies to diversify and develop new revenue sources.
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    The New European Frontier

    Giulio Boccaletti

    Given this summer's climate-driven disasters, one might think that the European political system would be devising comprehensive adaptation plans. But, despite some steps in the right direction, Europeans are only just waking up to the constitutional implications of a changing physical environment.

    thinks a changing climate will force the European Union finally to embrace its political nature.
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    The Poverty of Anti-Capitalism

    Harold James considers recent arguments against markets, globalization, and growth, finding them to be deeply flawed.
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    How Not to Fight Inflation

    Joseph E. Stiglitz sees little upside and much downside to further monetary-policy tightening by the US Federal Reserve.
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    Who Is Part of the Free World?

    Anne-Marie Slaughter urges US President Joe Biden to abandon a phrase that is better left in the twentieth century.
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    Realism About Techno-Optimism

    Gernot Wagner laments that public debate about climate solutions is long on political grandstanding and short on nuance.

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