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America’s New Great-Power Strategy

CAMBRIDGE – During the four decades of the Cold War, the United States had a grand strategy focused on containing the power of the Soviet Union.

Mario Draghi’s Second “Whatever It Takes”

PARIS – To be the prime minister of Italy is to hold one of the world’s worst jobs. To paraphrase the English philosopher Thomas Hobbes, life in this post is usually nasty, brutish, and short.

How to Strengthen Anti-Poverty Efforts

From 1990 to 2019, the number of people living in extreme poverty (according to the World Bank threshold of $1.90 per day) plummeted, from 1.9 billion to 648 million.

Globalization Strikes Back

The summer of 2021 has come to be largely defined by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and accelerating climate change.

Germany’s Patriotism Paradox

As Germany prepares for its federal elections in September, many are wondering what will come next.

The Global Food System Isn’t Working

The year 2020 was unforgettable for all of us, and tragic for many. No one had imagined that a lethal virus originating in horseshoe bats could spread so fast and upend our lives so thoroughly.

A Human-Rights Approach to Global Challenges

The COVID-19 pandemic has recast the world for millions of people. Or, more correctly, the pandemic has exposed and aggravated deep inequalities of race, gender, and class across societies, and highlighted the inability of many political systems to respond in ways that protect individual human rights and dignity.

The G20 Faces Three Big Tests

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve heard a lot about global solidarity. Unfortunately, words by themselves will not end the pandemic or curb the impact of the climate crisis.

The Pandemic Threat to Female Leadership

One in four. That’s the proportion of American women who are considering downshifting their careers or leaving the workforce due to the impact of COVID-19.

As humanitarian crises rise, we must do everything in our power to protect children

As the Ethiopian saying goes, ‘Children are today’s flowers and tomorrow’s fruit’.  Children are the future and we must do everything in our power to protect them from harm.
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