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Yasmine Sherif

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Yasmine Sherif is Director of Education Cannot Wait.

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  1. Don’t Let Young Pakistanis’ Futures Be Washed Away
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    Don’t Let Young Pakistanis’ Futures Be Washed Away

    Sep 6, 2022 Yasmine Sherif & Gordon Brown exhort the international community to provide emergency funding for education following this summer’s floods.

  2. The Taliban’s War on Women and Girls
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    The Taliban’s War on Women and Girls

    Aug 16, 2022 Yasmine Sherif & Gordon Brown urge the Afghan government to honor its promises on education and economic participation.

  3. Helping the 222 Million
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    Helping the 222 Million

    Jun 21, 2022 Yasmine Sherif calls for a global commitment to meet the urgent educational needs of crisis-affected children.

  4. Education Must Come First
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    Education Must Come First

    Sep 30, 2021 Yasmine Sherif underscores the huge return on investment from keeping crisis-affected children in school.

  5. The Climate-Education Crisis
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    The Climate-Education Crisis

    Apr 20, 2021 Yasmine Sherif urges policymakers to address the grim reality that global warming is forcing millions of children out of school.

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    Liz Truss vs. the Bank of England

    Shang-Jin Wei explains how UK policymakers can prevent a financial crisis by helping pensioners and homeowners.
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    What’s Happened to China’s Economy?

    Zhang Jun worries that weakened incentives for local-government policy innovation are undermining dynamism and growth.
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    Women, Life, Freedom, and the Left

    Slavoj Žižek

    Four recent global news stories have revealed the varieties of women’s empowerment, showing how the politics of sex and gender can either challenge or reinforce existing power structures. For Western liberals, understanding these dynamics will be crucial to beating back the new right.

    shows how four recent news events highlight the failings of Western progressives to counter the far right.
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    Toward a Progressive Economic Agenda

    Mariana Mazzucato

    Past policy failures and unmet populist promises represent an opportunity for progressive leaders. But to win power, they must articulate a coherent alternative economic-policy program, focusing not only on redistribution but also on wealth and value creation.

    offers a five-pronged policy blueprint for the left to counter populism and recover electoral relevance.
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    The Gorbachev Diagnosis

    Daniel Yergin revisits a 2001 interview with the former Soviet leader to consider where things went awry for Russia.
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    The Canary in the Inflation Coal Mine

    Jonathan D. Ostry explains why central banks should pay much greater attention to shipping costs.
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    The Crumbling Nuclear Taboo

    Beatrice Fihn urges countries to refrain from responding to Russia's nuclear threats with nuclear threats of their own.
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    The Trussonomics Warning

    Jason Furman explains why all policies intended to help one group must nowadays come at the expense of other groups.
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    The Kremlin’s Suicidal Imperialism

    Nina L. Khrushcheva argues that the illegal annexation of four more Ukrainian territories will handicap future Russian leaders.

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