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Masood Ahmed

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Masood Ahmed, a former senior official at the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, is President of the Center for Global Development.

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  1. Saving Afghanistan Despite the Taliban
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    Saving Afghanistan Despite the Taliban

    Dec 8, 2021 Masood Ahmed urges world leaders to address the question of how to approach the country, which now faces mass starvation.

  2. The G20's Pandemic Wake-Up Call
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    The G20's Pandemic Wake-Up Call

    Oct 25, 2021 Masood Ahmed urges world leaders to adopt more ambitious measures to tackle global health crises.

  3. The COVID Middle-Income Trap
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    The COVID Middle-Income Trap

    Sep 1, 2020 Masood Ahmed & Mauricio Cárdenas urge the international community to help countries that account for 75% of the world’s population.

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    The Cost of the Fed’s Challenged Credibility

    Mohamed A. El-Erian interprets the latest market tumult as the price of delaying monetary-policy tightening for too long.
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    Core Dangers for the Fed and China

    Stephen S. Roach

    Just as a fixation on core inflation can mislead central banks, as it has done with the US Federal Reserve, the power of a “core leader” like China’s Xi Jinping is a recipe for misdirected and ultimately unsustainable policy regimes. The very notion of a core adds a false sense of precision when addressing complex problems.

    thinks the US central bank and Chinese governance share a conceptual weakness leading to major policy blunders.
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    Amazon’s Satanic Mills

    Antara Haldar sees recent unionization efforts as a welcome response to an unethical and inhumane business model.
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    Asia’s Captive Market for Migrant Labor

    M. Niaz Asadullah highlights how an entrenched alliance of politicians, bureaucrats, and business elites is exploiting workers.
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    In Search of a Development Plan for Asia

    Andrew Sheng & Xiao Geng argue that bottom-up institutions – not top-down strategies – are the key to regional integration.
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    Giorgia Meloni’s Moment

    Bill Emmott sees little difference between the Brothers of Italy’s program and that of recent right-wing governments.
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    America’s Education Emergency

    Michael R. Strain calls for urgent action to make up for pandemic learning loss in light of dismal new test scores.
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    God Save the Pound?

    Andrés Velasco explains why sterling is plummeting when economic theory says it should be soaring.
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    Preparing for the Long War

    Mark Leonard thinks Europeans should plan for a prolonged conflict despite Ukraine’s recent gains.

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