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Tony Blair, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1997 to 2007, is Chairman of the Institute for Global Change.

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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. The Palestinian Dilemma
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    The Palestinian Dilemma

    Feb 10, 2020 Tony Blair provides a political reality check for leaders who refuse even to engage with America's proposed peace plan.

  5. Can the Sahel’s Coming Crisis Be Averted?
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    Can the Sahel’s Coming Crisis Be Averted?

    Apr 29, 2019 Tony Blair warns that the African region is a powder keg of urgent development problems and growing extremism.

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    The ECB Has Been Driving EU Inflation

    Hans-Werner Sinn explains how the European Central Bank has contributed to soaring prices, including for energy.
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    The Populist Climate Threat

    Izabella Teixeira, et al. warn that right-wing nationalists and other political opportunists could normalize inaction.
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    Britain Is Not an Emerging Market – Yet

    Kenneth Rogoff considers the implications of the new government’s poorly received economic-policy package.
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    When the Fed Stops Trying

    J. Bradford DeLong worries that the world's most important central bank is no longer looking for an optimal policy path.
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    No Security Without Climate Security

    Anne-Marie Slaughter explains why US policymakers need to focus more closely on global warming as an existential threat.
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    Development, Decarbonization, and Dumb Landowners

    Ricardo Hausmann argues that governments must manage natural resources more effectively to promote green growth.
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    The Trade Agenda Today

    Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala interviewed by Anne O. Krueger

    Recent global developments have shown what is at stake when trade becomes less open and transparent. To assess the current state of the international trading system and what lies in store for it, Anne O. Krueger queries World Trade Organization Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala about the biggest challenges facing her organization.

    about the challenges facing her organization.
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    King Dollar

    In recent weeks, the US dollar has reached 20-year highs against key foreign currencies, and all-time highs against the Chinese renminbi and the British pound. What is sustaining the greenback’s surge, and what are its most significant consequences?

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    The US Inflation Bonanza for Sovereign Debtors

    Gautam Nair & Federico Sturzenegger identify the big winners of a shock that is diluting mountains of debt around the world.

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