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State of Hope

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  1. santos8_ JOE KLAMARAFP via Getty Images_peace JOE KLAMAR/AFP via Getty Images

    Peacemaking After the Pandemic

    Juan Manuel Santos explains why he is hopeful that a post-COVID recovery will enable renewed efforts to end violent conflicts.
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    The Power of Civil Society in a Post-Pandemic World

    Hina Jilani describes the grassroots activism that is needed to counter democratic erosion and authoritarian drift.
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    A Human-Rights Approach to Global Challenges

    Mary Robinson

    The world will neither rebuild from the pandemic, nor have any chance of tackling wider existential threats such as climate change, until leaders once more instill a sense of hope in political and civic life. Fortunately, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights offers a roadmap to help humanity chart a path forward.

    says that a roadmap already exists to help humanity overcome the pandemic and tackle climate change.

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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.
  3. benami215_IBRAHIM HAMSAFP via Getty Images_gazawar Ibrahim Hams/AFP via Getty Images

    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

    The US Supreme Court’s recent ruling on presidential immunity has given the president far more power than English kings had at the time of the American Revolution. The 1688-89 English Revolution had created a king bound by law – the same principle that underpinned the Declaration of Independence.

    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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    The Supreme Court Just Sabotaged the US Economy

    Kenneth Jacobs considers the implications of a decision that will hobble federal rulemaking and unleash a wave of litigation.
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    Gen Z’s Growing Consumer Power

    Wolfgang Fengler explains how the generation’s enormous economic potential will unfold over the next two decades.

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