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Natalia Kanem

Natalia Kanem

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Natalia Kanem is Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund.

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  1. Preserving Women’s Bodily Autonomy
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    Preserving Women’s Bodily Autonomy

    Jul 1, 2021 Natalia Kanem calls attention to the consequences of impaired sexual and reproductive health services during the pandemic.

  2. Winning the War Against Maternal and Child Deaths
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    Winning the War Against Maternal and Child Deaths

    May 21, 2020 Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, et al. fear that the COVID-19 crisis will halt – or reverse – recent progress in protecting mothers and children.

  3. The Economic Benefits of Family Planning
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    The Economic Benefits of Family Planning

    Jul 25, 2018 Natalia Kanem says access to contraception is a basic human right that can empower women and transform countries.

  4. The Cost of Child Marriage
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    The Cost of Child Marriage

    May 30, 2018 Henrietta H. Fore, et al. urge next week’s G7 summit to address a major impediment to economic growth in developing countries.

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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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