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Shamshad Akhtar

Shamshad Akhtar

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Shamshad Akhtar, a former governor of the State Bank of Pakistan, is Chair of the Board of Directors of Karandaaz Pakistan.

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  1. The G20’s Missed Opportunity
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    The G20’s Missed Opportunity

    Apr 12, 2021 Shamshad Akhtar, et al. warn that failure to offer comprehensive debt restructuring will threaten long-term global recovery.

  2. The G20 Debt Plan Does Not Go Far Enough
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    The G20 Debt Plan Does Not Go Far Enough

    Nov 24, 2020 Shamshad Akhtar, et al. propose a comprehensive new initiative aimed at fostering an inclusive green recovery worldwide.

  3. The Need for Debt-for-Climate Swaps
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    The Need for Debt-for-Climate Swaps

    Aug 17, 2020 Shamshad Akhtar, et al. call for a new global facility that would combine debt relief with investments in sustainability.

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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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    Preparing for a Future of Extreme Heat Waves

    Renzo R. Guinto urges political leaders to place resilience at the heart of housing, transport, and water policies.
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    Israel Is Enabling Iran’s War of Attrition

    Shlomo Ben-Ami thinks that Binyamin Netanyahu and his messianic allies are hastening the destruction of the Jewish state.
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    Unlocking IMF Reform

    Barry Eichengreen

    Sketching a reform agenda for the International Monetary Fund is easy; implementing reform is hard. It will require, among other things, the US to give up its veto in the institution, and China to assume more responsibility for global stability and the problems of other economies.

    writes that the key is a governance overhaul combined with a renewed focus on the Fund’s core mission.
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    The King of the Americans

    Steve Pincus observes that the US Supreme Court has given the president powers denied to English monarchs since James II.
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    Will Trump Benefit from the Attempt on His Life?

    Shang-Jin Wei draws parallels between the attack on Trump and the incident that swayed the 2004 Taiwanese election.
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    Fighting Climate Change Requires a Different Mindset

    Sonia Guajajara thinks the rest of the world can learn a lot from how indigenous peoples relate to nature.

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