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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. The Outlook for Multilateralism in 2024
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    The Outlook for Multilateralism in 2024

    Dec 11, 2023 Mark Malloch-Brown considers whether sorely needed reforms to global-governance institutions are still possible or likely.

  2. Africa Is the Future of Multilateralism
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    Africa Is the Future of Multilateralism

    Sep 29, 2023 Mark Malloch-Brown explains why the continent should be at the forefront of efforts to bring about international reforms.

  3. Leveling the Financial Playing Field for Africa
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    Leveling the Financial Playing Field for Africa

    May 30, 2023 Amadou Hott & Mark Malloch-Brown propose ways to redress longstanding inequities and enable African-led solutions to succeed.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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    Will Europe Ever Get Serious About Defense?

    Daniela Schwarzer

    At this year’s Munich Security Conference, European leaders missed yet another opportunity to show how they plan to strengthen NATO’s European pillar and develop a robust European defense industry. Yet with the prospect of another Donald Trump presidency looming, there can be no room for such failures.

    laments the lack of a strong, coordinated message at the latest Munich Security Conference.
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    Rethinking Inequality in Latin America

    Ana María Ibáñez highlights new research showing that the problem is neither as predictable nor as static as many believe.
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    Africa’s Shifting Economic Paradigm

    Rabah Arezki urges policymakers to pursue reforms to promote competition and boost domestic consumption.
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    The Case for Mission-Driven Climate Finance

    Bogolo Kenewendo argues that Africa has the ideas, ambition, and capacity to implement green solutions – just not the funding.
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    Tim O'Reilly on AI development, regulation, copyright lawsuits, and more

    Tim O'Reilly shows how the imperatives of modern capitalism impede the development of broadly beneficial artificial intelligence, criticizes prevailing regulatory approaches to data privacy, considers how Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos went from value-creators to value-extractors, and more.
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    The Trump Effect Takes Europe

    Mark Leonard sees the threat of another “America First” presidency spurring Europeans into action on three key issues.
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    The EU Must Not Give Up on a Mercosur Trade Deal

    Camila Villard Duran

    A trade deal with Mercosur, a resource-rich bloc with a highly productive agricultural sector, could help the European Union accelerate the green transition and improve food security. But if European policymakers continue to drag their feet on negotiations, the four Latin American countries could seek closer ties with China.

    calls on European policymakers to recalibrate their diplomatic strategy toward the Latin American bloc.
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    The UK Labour Party’s Green-Energy Debacle

    Robert Skidelsky

    Labour leaders' decision to abandon their highly publicized Green Prosperity Plan underscores the party’s ongoing failure to articulate a coherent response to Conservative criticism. Instead of focusing on bolstering their fiscal credentials, Labour leaders should reconnect with the party's Keynesian roots.

    explains why the threat of climate change outweighs the risks of increased public spending.
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    Yes, Russian Reserves Should Be Seized

    Michael R. Strain explains why the Kremlin’s frozen assets should be used for Ukraine’s reconstruction.

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