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Ngaire Woods

Ngaire Woods

Writing for PS since 2013
46 commentaries
2 videos & podcasts

Ngaire Woods is Dean of the Blavatnik School of Government at the University of Oxford.

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  1. Is the World’s Financial Firefighter Ready?
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    Is the World’s Financial Firefighter Ready?

    Aug 31, 2022 Ngaire Woods urges rich countries to bolster the IMF’s ability to prevent and manage crises in lower-income economies.

  2. The US Front in the Global War on Women
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    The US Front in the Global War on Women

    Jun 28, 2022 Ngaire Woods notes that the Supreme Court’s elimination of the federal right to abortion accompanies rising gender violence.

  3. A Perfect Storm for Developing Countries
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    A Perfect Storm for Developing Countries

    Apr 19, 2022 Ngaire Woods urges leading economies to cooperate to prevent famine, conflict, and a major debt crisis.

  4. Taming the Truckers
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    Taming the Truckers

    Feb 17, 2022 Ngaire Woods explains what makes the current worldwide protests challenging – and how best to manage them.

  5. The Key to the COVID-Powered Challenges of 2022
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    The Key to the COVID-Powered Challenges of 2022

    Dec 21, 2021 Ngaire Woods explains how the pandemic could transform work, politics, public health, and economic policy in the coming year.

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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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    Realizing a Free and Open Indo-Pacific

    Abe Shinzō

    Less than a month before he was assassinated, Japan’s longest-serving prime minister set out his vision for the region. He buttressed his case by comparing China’s growing threats against Taiwan to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

    set out his vision for the region less than one month prior to his assassination in July.
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    Russia, Iran, and the Perils of Post-Autocracy

    Robert D. Kaplan

    With Russia facing defeat on the battlefield and massive protests once again engulfing Iran, both countries’ regimes look vulnerable. But the end of tyranny is more likely to lead to a dangerous political vacuum than to a democratic transition.

    warns that the collapse of a despotic regime more often leads to a political void than to a healthy democracy.
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    The Key to Unlocking Africa’s Economic Potential

    Landry Signé explains why fostering trade integration and regional value chains is essential for the continent to prosper.
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    Geopolitical Davids and Goliaths

    Harold James considers lessons from smaller countries about how to wield power and influence in the twenty-first century.

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