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Olusegun Obasanjo

Olusegun Obasanjo

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Olusegun Obasanjo, a former president of Nigeria (1976-79, 1999-2007), is Chair of the West Africa Commission on Drugs.

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  1. A Half-Century of Endless Drug War
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    A Half-Century of Endless Drug War

    Jun 17, 2021 Helen Clark, et al. welcome the Biden administration’s emphasis on harm reduction rather than repression and punishment.

  2. West Africa’s Democratic Tipping Point?
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    West Africa’s Democratic Tipping Point?

    Feb 18, 2019 Olusegun Obasanjo, et al. call on the international community to support credible elections in Nigeria, Senegal, and Côte d’Ivoire.

  3. West Africa’s Failed War on Drugs
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    West Africa’s Failed War on Drugs

    Sep 24, 2018 Olusegun Obasanjo urges regional leaders to muster the political will to decriminalize the use of narcotics.

  4. Africa and the G20’s Moment of Truth
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    Africa and the G20’s Moment of Truth

    Sep 5, 2016 Olusegun Obasanjo calls on the leaders meeting in Hangzhou this month to follow through on past development promises.

  5. Africa and the Jihadist Threat
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    Africa and the Jihadist Threat

    Apr 13, 2016 Olusegun Obasanjo, et al. argue that fighting terrorism requires strengthening states and addressing public discontent.

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    Europe Must Clamp Down on Russian Oil Flows Through Turkey

    Martin Vladimirov urges policymakers to close the sanctions loophole that allows the Kremlin to sell fossil fuels to the EU.
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    Rebooting the Sustainable Development Goals

    John W. McArthur & Zia Khan urge political, business, and civil-society leaders to foster the big ideas needed to meet the 2030 targets.
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    Is Greece’s Six-Day Work Week a Harbinger?

    Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg points out that the country is facing the same demographic problem as almost all advanced economies.
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    The Euro and Its Imperial Ancestors

    Victoria Gierok

    At 25, the euro has come of age at a time when European politics is tending toward fragmentation and a renewed emphasis on national sovereignty. To determine whether it will last, it helps to consult the history of earlier common-currency projects.

    draws lessons from earlier experiments with common currencies across disparate polities and economies.
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    Overcoming Political Short-Termism in Latin America

    Eric Parrado envisions independent institutions empowered to devise and implement long-term development-related policies.
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    Iran’s Economy Needs a New Deal with the West

    Djavad Salehi-Isfahani shows that pursuing sanctions relief is the only solution to the country's stagflation.
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    Africa’s Hobbled Hegemons

    Adekeye Adebajo

    In the face of regional turmoil, rising extremism, and heightened geopolitical tensions, Africa urgently needs strong leadership. But its two most significant regional powers, Nigeria and South Africa, are too constrained by domestic challenges to represent Africa’s interests effectively on the world stage.

    examines the causes of political and economic malaise in Nigeria and South Africa.
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    The US Needs a Techno-Industrial Strategy

    Liza Tobin & Addis Goldman outline a three-pronged approach that would entrench American leadership in advanced industries.
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    The Fed Should Not Cut Interest Rates Yet

    Michael R. Strain argues that declaring victory over inflation, while tempting, would be to misread current economic conditions.

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