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Tony Blair

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Tony Blair, a former prime minister of the United Kingdom, is Executive Chairman of the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change.

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  1. Lessons from Northern Ireland’s Peace
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    Lessons from Northern Ireland’s Peace

    Apr 7, 2023 Tony Blair reflects on the conditions that enabled the Good Friday Agreement to end a seemingly intractable conflict.

  2. COP27 Is About Africa and Action
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    COP27 Is About Africa and Action

    Nov 9, 2022 Tony Blair urges developed and developing countries to forge a new climate-change consensus based on three pillars.

  3. Countering the Islamist Threat
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    Countering the Islamist Threat

    Sep 9, 2021 Tony Blair urges world leaders to confront Islamism’s violence and ideology with a combination of hard and soft power.

  4. Transforming Africa’s Agriculture
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    Transforming Africa’s Agriculture

    Sep 11, 2020 Tony Blair shows why the entire world has economic and security stakes in modernizing the continent's food systems.

  5. Building Food Security During the Pandemic
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    Building Food Security During the Pandemic

    May 7, 2020 Tony Blair & Agnes Kalibata highlight four ways the international community can prevent a catastrophe in developing countries.

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    Europe and the World Need Ukraine to Prevail

    Dmytro Kuleba & Josep Borrell

    Ukrainians, Europeans, and others around the world all have an interest in opposing the kind of war of aggression that Russia launched two years ago. Failing to support Ukraine now would invite a return to the dark past of military aggression, imperialism, and colonialism – and not just in Europe.

    remind everyone of the stakes in Russia's war of aggression, as it enters its third year.
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    Is Blockchain Ready for Primetime?

    Josh Burek considers whether the technology has checked all the boxes needed to achieve wider adoption.
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    Russia Will Honor Navalny Someday

    Carl Bildt reflects on the murdered opposition leader’s success in challenging Vladimir Putin’s regime.
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    Europe Is Home Alone

    Joschka Fischer thinks the threats to European security have become too great for the status quo to bear.
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    Economic Possibilities for Our Overworked Grandchildren

    Kaushik Basu shows how it is possible to redistribute income from the rich to the poor without undermining individual incentives.
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    Empowering the Pandemic Accord

    Gordon Brown warns that lies could undermine efforts to create a global pact for fighting infectious-disease outbreaks.
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    Will Europe Ever Get Serious About Defense?

    Daniela Schwarzer

    At this year’s Munich Security Conference, European leaders missed yet another opportunity to show how they plan to strengthen NATO’s European pillar and develop a robust European defense industry. Yet with the prospect of another Donald Trump presidency looming, there can be no room for such failures.

    laments the lack of a strong, coordinated message at the latest Munich Security Conference.
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    Rethinking Inequality in Latin America

    Ana María Ibáñez highlights new research showing that the problem is neither as predictable nor as static as many believe.
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    Africa’s Shifting Economic Paradigm

    Rabah Arezki urges policymakers to pursue reforms to promote competition and boost domestic consumption.

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