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Palitha Abeykoon

Palitha Abeykoon

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Palitha Abeykoon, a senior adviser at the Sri Lankan Ministry of Health, is a former director of health systems development at the WHO’s regional office for Southeast Asia.

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  1. What It Will Take to Overcome the Pandemic
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    What It Will Take to Overcome the Pandemic

    May 12, 2021 Palitha Abeykoon, et al. list six steps that world leaders need to take to end this crisis and prevent the next one.

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    Tick TikTok Goes Globalization

    Kenneth Rogoff

    The bipartisan push to ban TikTok in the US reflects both the growing distrust of China and lawmakers’ limited understanding of the tech world. While there are legitimate national-security concerns associated with the platform, a US ban could end up accelerating deglobalization.

    thinks efforts to restrict American users’ access to the app are hypocritical and counterproductive.
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    To Reconstruct Turkey, Rebuild Its Democracy

    Daron Acemoglu & Cihat Tokgöz

    Turkey's massive death toll from the earthquakes in February attests to a much larger problem. From an overly powerful construction lobby and endemic corruption to the steady erosion of democratic institutions, it is clear that the country now needs a thorough political and economic transformation.

    think the country needs not just a new government but a broader economic and political transformation.
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    India’s Boom Is a Dangerous Myth

    Ashoka Mody dismantles the hype around a rosy economic narrative that is actually becoming bleaker by the day.
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    Halting the Authoritarian Drift

    Kaushik Basu considers the dynamics that lead political leaders down the road to tyranny, paranoia, and aggression.
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    Xi’s the Boss

    Nina L. Khrushcheva says the Chinese leader's recent visit to Moscow was intended, first and foremost, to show who is in charge.
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    Can “Cooperative Rivalry” Work?

    Jean Pisani-Ferry worries that America and China will be unable to find common ground on preserving the global commons.
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    The Fed’s Role in the Bank Failures

    Raghuram G. Rajan & Viral V. Acharya show how the US central bank's liquidity policies created the conditions for runs on uninsured deposits.
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    Policymakers Keep Solving the Wrong Banking Problem

    Andrés Velasco argues that recent market turmoil has revealed that the sector’s main vulnerability is unavoidable.
  9. ito25_Chip SomodevillaGetty Images_yellen Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

    An Insolvency Iceberg?

    Takatoshi Ito considers the risk that other banks will experience liquidity problems as interest rates continue to rise.

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