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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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    The ECB Has Been Driving EU Inflation

    Hans-Werner Sinn explains how the European Central Bank has contributed to soaring prices, including for energy.
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    The Populist Climate Threat

    Izabella Teixeira, et al. warn that right-wing nationalists and other political opportunists could normalize inaction.
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    Britain Is Not an Emerging Market – Yet

    Kenneth Rogoff considers the implications of the new government’s poorly received economic-policy package.
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    When the Fed Stops Trying

    J. Bradford DeLong worries that the world's most important central bank is no longer looking for an optimal policy path.
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    No Security Without Climate Security

    Anne-Marie Slaughter explains why US policymakers need to focus more closely on global warming as an existential threat.
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    Development, Decarbonization, and Dumb Landowners

    Ricardo Hausmann argues that governments must manage natural resources more effectively to promote green growth.
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    The Trade Agenda Today

    Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala interviewed by Anne O. Krueger

    Recent global developments have shown what is at stake when trade becomes less open and transparent. To assess the current state of the international trading system and what lies in store for it, Anne O. Krueger queries World Trade Organization Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala about the biggest challenges facing her organization.

    about the challenges facing her organization.
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    King Dollar

    In recent weeks, the US dollar has reached 20-year highs against key foreign currencies, and all-time highs against the Chinese renminbi and the British pound. What is sustaining the greenback’s surge, and what are its most significant consequences?

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    The US Inflation Bonanza for Sovereign Debtors

    Gautam Nair & Federico Sturzenegger identify the big winners of a shock that is diluting mountains of debt around the world.

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