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Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

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Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, a former president of Liberia, is Founder of Africa Frontline First and Co-Chair of the Independent Panel on Pandemic Preparedness and Response.

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  1. Strengthening Africa’s Community Health Programs
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    Strengthening Africa’s Community Health Programs

    Feb 7, 2024 Ellen Johnson Sirleaf & Jean Kaseya argue that stakeholders must take coordinated action under a “one plan, one budget, one report” framework.

  2. Governments Must Meet Their Biodiversity Pledges
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    Governments Must Meet Their Biodiversity Pledges

    Jun 5, 2023 Ellen Johnson Sirleaf implores wealthy donor countries to deliver on the promises they made at COP15 to protect natural capital.

  3. How Women Can Break the Bias
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    How Women Can Break the Bias

    May 3, 2022 Ellen Johnson Sirleaf & Lilian Best show why gaining political and economic power is essential to ending sexual and gender-based violence.

  4. Firm Priorities for Fragile States
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    Firm Priorities for Fragile States

    Jun 16, 2020 David Cameron, et al. call the world's attention to the pandemic's next hotspots, and propose measures to mitigate the impact.

  5. A New Eurafrican Partnership
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    A New Eurafrican Partnership

    Oct 3, 2019 Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, et al. champion a new relationship between the EU and Africa to seize a hugely attractive co-investment opportunity.

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    The Sino-American Trade War Benefits China’s Competitors

    Arvind Subramanian warns that escalating protectionism, while dangerous, could end up helping developing countries like India.
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    Is the Quad Becoming a Potemkin Alliance?

    Brahma Chellaney fears that US President Joe Biden’s conciliatory approach toward China is undermining Indo-Pacific security.
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    The High Costs of the New US Tariffs on Chinese EVs

    Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg

    Every time one set of protectionist measures against China disappoints, the United States escalates its economic war in the hope that additional restrictions will prove more effective. Yet by slapping massive tariffs on Chinese electric vehicles, America has laid bare its own hypocrisy and economic vulnerabilities.

    laments the Biden administration's embrace of costly, futile efforts to outcompete low-cost rivals.
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    How G7 Leaders Can Unlock Financing for Africa

    William Ruto

    With many African countries trapped in perpetual cycles of debt, financing investment in sustainable development has become increasingly difficult, if not impossible. The situation demands that wealthy countries step up and offer debt relief and cancellation, in addition to more concessional and long-term financing.

    urges wealthy countries to help bring the global financial system into line with the developing world's needs.
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    The Threat of Trumpflation and a Fed War

    J. Bradford DeLong thinks monetary hawks should be more worried about the return of a populist demagogue to the White House.
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    Is China Too Old to Get Rich?

    Yi Fuxian explains why the country’s rising median age is at the root of its current malaise.
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    The Dangerous Retreat into Protectionism

    Carl Bildt warns that nothing good will come from a more deeply fragmented global economy.
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    The Case for Ukraine’s NATO Accession

    Yuriy Gorodnichenko & Ilona Sologoub explain why giving in to the Kremlin’s nuclear blackmail could push the alliance into a death spiral.
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    Don’t Believe the AI Hype

    Daron Acemoglu finds nothing to support widely cited assessments of the technology’s near-term potential.

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