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Mary Fitzgerald

Mary Fitzgerald

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Mary Fitzgerald is Director of Information Democracy at the Open Society Foundations and a former editor-in-chief of openDemocracy.

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  1. Little England’s Big COVID Problem
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    Little England’s Big COVID Problem

    Oct 9, 2020 Mary Fitzgerald & Peter Geoghegan highlight the failures of governance and accountability behind the country's spiraling infection and death rates.

  2. The Preventable Trauma of COVID Childbirth
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    The Preventable Trauma of COVID Childbirth

    Aug 10, 2020 Mary Fitzgerald highlights a new report showing how women are suffering needlessly in rich and poor countries alike.

  3. Europe Must Act Against US-Backed “Crisis Pregnancy Centers”
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    Europe Must Act Against US-Backed “Crisis Pregnancy Centers”

    Feb 11, 2020 Mary Fitzgerald highlights the alarming findings of a new report on “health” facilities that target vulnerable women and girls.

  4. America’s Dark-Money Bid for Europe’s Soul
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    America’s Dark-Money Bid for Europe’s Soul

    Apr 24, 2019 Mary Fitzgerald reports that US Christian conservatives are sparing little effort to influence European politics.

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    Putin’s Brezhnev Moment

    Aryeh Neier draws parallels between the regime’s ongoing crackdown on civil society and late Soviet repression.
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    Utopia or Bust

    J. Bradford DeLong considers our options for both expanding and effectively slicing the proverbial economic pie.
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    Germany’s Reckoning

    Helmut K. Anheier

    Germany is now grappling with a host of difficult questions about its place in the world, the nature of its politics, and its most cherished values. For a pacifist society in a new age of conflict and war, everything must change if things are to remain the same.

    traces the contours of the country's debate, triggered by the Ukraine war, about its strategic future.
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    Preempting a Generative AI Monopoly

    Diane Coyle urges policymakers to take steps to counter the anti-competitive implications of a rapidly emerging market.
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    Japan’s Strategic Imperative

    Joseph S. Nye, Jr. sees the country doubling down on its best option for ensuring national security and regional stability.
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    China’s Savings Conundrum

    Zhang Jun explains why – and how – the country must stimulate household consumption to achieve a robust recovery.
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    The Flight of the Inflation Hawks

    Though the US Federal Reserve’s first interest-rate hike of 2023 is smaller than those that preceded it, policymakers have signaled that more increases are on the way, despite slowing price growth. But there is good reason to doubt the utility – and fear the consequences – of continued rate hikes, on both sides of the Atlantic.

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    How to Transform African Agriculture

    Safia Boly & Omid Kassiri identify four principles that could help governments across the continent boost food security.
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    Making Ukrainian Victory Possible

    Josep Borrell explains why continued military support and other forms of assistance remain critical.

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