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Reinvigorating Multilateralism

Last year, the United Nations conducted a worldwide consultation involving more than one million people from 193 countries. The feedback

A Coup Attempt at the IMF

Moves are afoot to replace or at least greatly weaken Kristalina Georgieva, the International Monetary Fund’s managing director since 2019.

Greening the Hardest Sectors

World leaders are making increasingly ambitious commitments to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions and limit the catastrophic effects of climate change. But

America’s Lost World

When the post-Cold War world was still in its infancy, there was a palpable sense of excitement about history’s potential

America’s Losing China Strategy

Despite the cantankerous, polarized atmosphere in Washington, DC, there seems to be bipartisan agreement on one thing at least: that

We Need to Talk About Geoengineering

There ultimately is no way to stabilize the climate without addressing the fact that humans are emitting far too much

Goldilocks Is Dying

How will the global economy and markets evolve over the next year? There are four scenarios that could follow the

Vaccine Producers Must Step Up

The world stands at a critical juncture of the COVID-19 pandemic. Countries that lack the first round of vaccine coverage

The Manchuria Crisis Revisited

Ninety years ago, on September 18, 1931, a junior Japanese military officer detonated an explosive that had been carefully laid

What COVID-19 Revealed About Hunger

In South Africa, many people struggle to access sufficient quantities of healthy food. Because their diets are high in processed

Inflation in the Shadow of Debt

Today’s inflation is transitory, our central bankers assure us. It will go away on its own. But what if it

The Case for a Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty

The northern summer of 2021 has brought a series of record-breaking natural disasters. The list – which includes intense flooding

A Just Transition Needs a Job Guarantee

The climate crisis will wipe out millions of jobs long before the feared robots do. It is estimated that heat

How Democracy Can Win Again

My political awakening coincided with the systemic changes that unfolded following the collapse of communism in Hungary in 1989. I

Afghanistan’s Forsaken Women

Owing to the pandemic and other calamities, many referred to 2020 as a “biblical year.” Now, however, it is starting

This SDR Allocation Must Be Different

In August, the International Monetary Fund announced, to much fanfare, that its members had reached a historic agreement to issue

Changing the Climate of Financial Regulation

As this year’s brutal summer showed, it has become increasingly easy to track the consequences of climate change. Just as

Three Lessons from a Two-Decade Failure

Twenty years ago, the September 11 terrorist attacks shocked the world. “We are all American” became a global slogan of

The World 9/11 Made

This week marks the 20th anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States. On that day,

A Crippling Blow to the Global War on Terror

The American-led global war on terror, launched 20 years ago after the September 11, 2001, attacks against the United States,