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Peter Sutherland

Peter Sutherland

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Peter Sutherland, former United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General for International Migration and Development, was former Director General of the World Trade Organization, EU Commissioner for Competition, and Attorney General of Ireland.

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  1. Migration’s Private-Sector Problem-Solvers
    Refugees Iakovos Hatzistavrou/ Stringer

    Migration’s Private-Sector Problem-Solvers

    Sep 12, 2016 Peter Sutherland praises the individuals, companies, and NGOs helping refugees find new homes and employment.

  2. Cities for Migrants
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    Cities for Migrants

    Aug 26, 2016 Peter Sutherland believes that municipal authorities hold the key to successful integration of newcomers.

  3. Migration Fact vs. Migration Fiction
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    Migration Fact vs. Migration Fiction

    Aug 6, 2016 Peter Sutherland refutes the misleading claims that have come to dominate developed countries' immigration debates.

  4. Defusing Migration
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    Defusing Migration

    Jul 8, 2016 Peter Sutherland challenges the corrosive myths that nationalists in Britain and elsewhere have been peddling.

  5. Saving Our Drowning Humanity
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    Saving Our Drowning Humanity

    Jun 13, 2016 Peter Sutherland urges the EU and other developed countries to take in more migrants.

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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

    A growing body of literature focusing on the domain between the microeconomic and the macroeconomic has become increasingly relevant in a world beset by supply shocks. Armed with such insights, those designing industrial policies will have a better chance of achieving their overlapping economic- and national-security goals.

    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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    The Innocent Bystanders of College Protests

    Takatoshi Ito laments that a radical minority can disrupt the lives of so many in the broader university community.
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    Only Public-Private Cooperation Can Accelerate Decarbonization

    Francesco La Camera & Bruce Douglas explain how to translate political commitments into actual wind turbines and solar panels.
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    Defining Success in Ukraine

    Richard Haass calls for a shift to a defensive posture and efforts to bring about a long-term ceasefire.
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    A Unified Western Strategy for Ukraine

    Anders Åslund proposes a maximalist approach to military aid to replace the current piecemeal injections of old weapons.

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