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Michael Meyer

Michael Meyer

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Michael Meyer, a former Newsweek editor, is Dean of the Graduate School of Media and Communications at Aga Khan University in Nairobi. 

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  1. Kenya’s Perfect Storm
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    Kenya’s Perfect Storm

    Jul 3, 2018 Michael Meyer explains why the severe damage caused by heavy rains this year cannot be blamed only on the weather.

  2. The Coming Wave of Oil Refugees
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    The Coming Wave of Oil Refugees

    Jan 29, 2016 Michael Meyer warns that falling prices could push more people to leave Africa and the Middle East.

  3. Africa’s Growing War on Corruption
    Child overlooking African landscape

    Africa’s Growing War on Corruption

    Jan 7, 2016 Michael Meyer highlights efforts to end a continent-wide scourge, including some remarkable successes.

  4. Pressuring the Poachers
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    Pressuring the Poachers

    Nov 13, 2015 Michael Meyer proposes a "blame, shame, and share" strategy for saving Africa's rhinos and elephants.

  5. Kenya’s Deadly Night Riders
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    Kenya’s Deadly Night Riders

    Jun 26, 2014 Michael Meyer believes that the country's prospects remain promising, despite rising insecurity.

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    Who Should Decide If It’s Genocide?

    David Alton, et al. urge British policymakers to take a proactive approach to addressing mass-atrocity crimes.
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    The Bretton Woods Institutions We Need

    Joaquim Levy, et al. explain how the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank can rise to current global challenges.
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    The World Cannot Afford to Ignore the Poorest Countries

    Indermit Gill & M. Ayhan Kose warn that a growing gap between the world’s haves and have-nots will undercut global goals.
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    The World Is Still on Fire

    Lawrence H. Summers & N.K. Singh

    For the last several years, world leaders have made big promises and laid out bold plans to mitigate the climate crisis and help the neediest countries adapt. At this year's World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings, they must demonstrate that they can fulfill these promises, rather than simply touting new ones.

    think policymakers need to get four things right to shore up the credibility of the international system.
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    Israel Must End the Gaza War

    Dennis Ross

    With the exception of the extreme right, no one in Israel wants to be stuck in Gaza, responsible for 2.4 million Palestinians, and facing a likely insurgency. Israel can end this war soon and save those hostages who are still alive, having demilitarized Gaza and set the stage for an alternative to Hamas.

    thinks the only strategic objective that matters is close – or close enough – to being met.
  6. prasad24_Michael M. SantiagoGetty Images_nyse Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images

    A Weak, Uneven Global Recovery

    Eswar Prasad & Caroline Smiltneks explain why domestic political divisions and inflationary pressures jeopardize current market optimism.
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    Will Cambridge Support Free Speech?

    Peter Singer examines the university’s ongoing case against Nathan Cofnas, a research fellow who advocates “race realism.”
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    Can China Get Out of Its Rut?

    China’s authorities have powerful economic-policy levers at their disposal to achieve their 5% growth target this year and put the economy on a more sustainable long-term growth path. But several trends – from the shift toward state capitalism to population aging to the loss of goodwill between Chinese and Americans – could thwart China’s ambition to join the ranks of high-income countries by mid-century.

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    China Stifles Its Own Debate

    Stephen S. Roach bemoans the transformation of the country’s most important platform for open dialogue into a schmooze-fest.

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