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The COVID-19 Crisis

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    Fixing Our Public-Health Data Problem

    William A. Haseltine emphasizes the high costs of not having standardized protocols for collecting and sharing clinical information.
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    Biosecurity Is National Security

    Matthew McKnight & Neil Maniar explain why policymakers must invest in building defensive capabilities against future viruses.
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    An Effective Pandemic Response Must Be Truly Global

    Mariana Mazzucato & Jayati Ghosh urge the G20 and the World Bank to adopt an inclusive design for their proposed financial intermediary fund.
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    Managing the Megacrisis of 2022

    José Ramos-Horta, et al. urge the G20 to start organizing its response to food insecurity, debt distress, and other growing problems.
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    The Right Way to Fight Global Hunger

    Alexander Müller, et al. urge policymakers to address both the short- and long-term aspects of the current food-security crisis.
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    China’s Great Wall of Public-Health Distrust

    Nancy Qian says the government’s opaque approach to COVID-19 vaccine development and deployment has backfired.
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    The Virus Is Still Winning

    William A. Haseltine warns that until targeted antiviral drugs have been developed, SARS-CoV-2 will remain a global scourge.
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    What Biotech Innovation Needs

    Phillip A. Sharp & Julien Patris describe the confluence of factors needed to develop a vibrant life-sciences sector.
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    American CHIPS Off the Chinese Block

    Anne O. Krueger worries that a new $52 billion subsidy program will undermine competition and innovation in a key industry.
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    The Republican God That Failed

    Nina L. Khrushcheva considers the implications of Liz Cheney’s primary loss for the GOP and American democracy.
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    A Turkish Playbook for Fighting Populism

    Seren Selvin Korkmaz shows how an opposition alliance is threatening President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s autocratic rule.
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    Brexit Britain Confronts Reality

    Chris Patten holds out little hope that political leaders will offer voters an honest assessment of the country’s problems.
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    The Post-Global Economy

    Many argue that the combined effects of the 2008 global financial crisis, the COVID-19 pandemic, Sino-American decoupling, and Russia’s war against Ukraine have dealt an irreversible blow to three decades of open trade and burgeoning supply chains. How should policymakers and businesses respond to the apparent demise of globalization, and what new paradigm might replace it?

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    The New Resilience Paradigm

    Anthea Roberts & Jensen Sass explain why we need a new, post-neoliberal policy paradigm that places resilience at its center.
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    Who Will Establish Metaverse Ethics?

    Josh Entsminger, et al. highlight the urgency of providing oversight before tech companies make self-regulation the norm.
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    The Belarusian Opposition Is Growing Stronger

    Sławomir Sierakowski cites many examples showing that the country’s democracy movement has been adapting and growing quickly.
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    A Bold and Realistic Energy Transition

    Sultan Al Jaber explains why policies aimed at divesting too soon from hydrocarbons will be self-defeating.

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