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El Hassan bin Talal

El Hassan bin Talal

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HRH Prince El Hassan bin Talal, founder of the Arab Thought Forum and the West Asia-North Africa Institute, is an emeritus board member of the Nuclear Threat Initiative. He served his brother, the late King Hussein of Jordan, during peace negotiations with Israel in the 1990s.

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  1. Humanity Is One Minute from Midnight
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    Humanity Is One Minute from Midnight

    Mar 16, 2022 El Hassan bin Talal & Sundeep Waslekar call for a new global security architecture to tackle mounting nuclear and other existential threats.

  2. Pandemics and Progress
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    Pandemics and Progress

    Apr 2, 2020 El Hassan bin Talal hopes that the global fight against COVID-19 will institutionalize a much stronger sense of human solidarity.

  3. Where Is the World for the Palestinians?
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    Where Is the World for the Palestinians?

    Feb 4, 2020 El Hassan bin Talal warns that the Trump administration's “ultimate peace deal” furthers an effort to erase a national identity.

  4. The Responsibility to Respect
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    The Responsibility to Respect

    Jun 4, 2019 El Hassan bin Talal advocates a new principle to uphold the promise of international humanitarian law.

  5. Managing the Politics of Water
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    Managing the Politics of Water

    Mar 17, 2016 El Hassan bin Talal & Sundeep Waslekar highlight the importance of careful stewardship in preventing conflict and promoting prosperity.

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    Asia’s Captive Market for Migrant Labor

    M. Niaz Asadullah highlights how an entrenched alliance of politicians, bureaucrats, and business elites is exploiting workers.
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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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