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Andrew Thompson

Andrew Thompson

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Andrew Thompson is Co-Director of the Global History Centre at the University of Oxford.

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  1. dangote4_Li YeXinhua via Getty_ngozi okonjo-iweala Li Ye/Xinhua via Getty Images

    The Leader the WTO Needs

    Mo Ibrahim, et al. With the world teetering on the brink of historic reversals of hard-won progress on reducing extreme poverty and malnutrition, combating child mortality, and extending educational opportunity, we need a trading system that works for the poor. And the World Trade Organization needs the right director-general to oversee it.  endorse the candidacy of Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala for Director-General of the World Trade Organization.
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  2. mazzucato19_EDDIE MULHOLLANDPOOLAFP via Getty Images_boris johnson covid Eddie Mulholland/Pool/AFP via Getty Images

    Boris Johnson’s Failed COVID-19 Launch

    Mariana Mazzucato & Anthony Costello UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has embraced mission-oriented governance in letter but not in spirit. Far from empowering the state to serve the public interest, his plan for a COVID-19 testing "moonshot" threatens to weaken further the capacity of the public-health sector.  view the UK prime minister's plan for a testing "moonshot" as an appropriate ambition gone badly awry.
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