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Nabil Fahmy

Nabil Fahmy

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Nabil Fahmy, a former foreign minister of Egypt and former Egyptian ambassador to the US and Japan, is Dean of the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy and Professor at the American University in Cairo (AUC).

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  1. The UN’s Crimes of Omission
    UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres addresses the assembly during a UN Security Council meeting Spencer Platt/Getty Images

    The UN’s Crimes of Omission

    Mar 14, 2018 Nabil Fahmy upbraids the body and its most powerful members for shirking their peacekeeping responsibilities.

  2. How Can the Arab World Avoid the Abyss?
    Egyptians hold candles at a vigil Mohamed El-Shahed/Getty Images

    How Can the Arab World Avoid the Abyss?

    Nov 30, 2017 Nabil Fahmy warns that disaster awaits the region if it cannot offer a voice to its predominantly youthful citizenry.

  3. Managing Compromise in the Middle East
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    Managing Compromise in the Middle East

    Oct 21, 2016 Nabil Fahmy argues that space for genuine political deliberation is essential to solving the region's problems.

  4. The US Election and the World
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    The US Election and the World

    Oct 12, 2016 Nabil Fahmy worries that neither candidate will deliver ambitious – and urgently needed – global leadership.

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    A Big Step Forward for Liver Health

    Danjuma Adda explains how new hepatitis guidelines from the World Health Organization could reduce cancer deaths in Africa.
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    The Fragile Fraternity of China and Russia

    Nina L. Khrushcheva

    Vladimir Putin’s recent state visit to Beijing – his first trip abroad since being inaugurated for a fifth term – was practically a mirror image of Mao Zedong’s visit to Moscow 75 years ago, when Stalin looked down on his guest. There is little reason to think that the bilateral relationship will prove more resilient this time.

    doubts that two countries with such diverging interests will be able to build a lasting partnership.
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    The Global Economy Is More Vulnerable Than It Seems

    Bertrand Badré & Yves Tiberghien identify five factors driving a potentially catastrophic trend toward fragmentation.
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    The Myth of Central-Bank Independence

    Robert Skidelsky thinks the time has come to transfer power from technocrats back to elected officials.
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    The Gig Economy vs. America’s Workers

    Sandeep Vaheesan warns that proposed ballot initiatives in Massachusetts would legalize exploitative employment practices.
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    King Trump on Trial

    Richard K. Sherwin

    High-ranking Republican politicians have lately been turning up at Donald Trump’s New York City trial to demonstrate solidarity with the former president. But their attendance also serves a more alarming purpose: to validate Trump as a competing source of sovereign power, independent of the US Constitution and the rule of law.

    explains why a parade of Republican leaders have made appearances at the former president’s trial in New York.
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    Crunch Time for the Power Sector

    Michael Spence argues that developing flexible, stable, and resilient smart grids requires an expanded industrial policy.
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    The Rise of Mesoeconomics

    William H. Janeway details how a long-neglected field of economic study can be applied to today's most pressing policy challenges.
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    What the AI Pessimists Are Missing

    Michael R. Strain points out that the technology will help to address many of the risks it creates.

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