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Gordon Brown

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Gordon Brown, a former prime minister and chancellor of the exchequer of the United Kingdom, is United Nations Special Envoy for Global Education, Chair of Education Cannot Wait’s High-Level Steering Group, and Chair of the International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity.

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  1. The Taliban Cannot Defeat Women
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    The Taliban Cannot Defeat Women

    Jan 20, 2023 Gordon Brown & Yasmine Sherif sense fissures in the regime following the latest crackdown on access to education.

  2. Summon a Special Tribunal for Putin’s Crimes in Ukraine
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    Summon a Special Tribunal for Putin’s Crimes in Ukraine

    Jan 16, 2023 Gordon Brown calls for a new body to investigate and prosecute Russian aggression and other offenses.

  3. Putting Putin and Company in the Dock
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    Putting Putin and Company in the Dock

    Dec 30, 2022 Gordon Brown explains why the international community must investigate and prosecute Russia’s war crimes.

  4. The World Cup’s Education Goal
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    The World Cup’s Education Goal

    Nov 18, 2022 Gordon Brown & Yasmine Sherif see the event as an occasion to push the Taliban to end its ban on girls' education.

  5. Afghanistan’s Girls and Women Fight Back
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    Afghanistan’s Girls and Women Fight Back

    Oct 17, 2022 Gordon Brown & Yasmine Sherif call on the international community to help the country’s girls secure their right to an education.

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    Could These Two Trends Save Britain?

    Jim O'Neill sees a pair of economic developments that could deliver a welcome surprise – if policymakers pay attention.
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    The Fed’s Climate Complacency

    Mark Cliffe warns that the US central bank’s approach to climate risk falls woefully short of what is needed.
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    Europe at Debt’s Door

    Hans-Werner Sinn warns that the European Commission's borrowing plans endanger the EU's stability and the single currency.
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    Stealing Russia

    Anders Åslund shows how the war is redistributing massive wealth and resources to President Vladimir Putin and his cronies.
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    Sergei Guriev on Putin, populism, Chinese repression, and more

    Sergei Guriev assesses the strength of the Russian president’s grip on power, predicts that Xi Jinping’s embrace of personalist rule will lead to policy missteps, urges the West to pursue a strategy of “adversarial engagement” toward modern dictators, and more.
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    Tipping the Scales in Myanmar’s Civil War

    Thitinan Pongsudhirak argues that, like Ukraine’s defenders, the country’s armed opposition deserves international support.
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    Educating the World’s Children of Conflict

    Jan Egeland highlights three key principles for ensuring the safety and well-being of traumatized boys and girls.
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    What’s Wrong with ChatGPT?

    Daron Acemoglu & Simon Johnson

    Artificial intelligence is being designed and deployed by corporate America in ways that will disempower and displace workers and degrade the consumer experience, ultimately disappointing most investors. Yet economic history shows that it does not have to be this way.

    worry that the technology will be deployed to replace, rather than empower, humans.
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    Preparing Now for the Next Health Emergencies

    Mamta Murthi urges governments to invest in resilient systems of prevention and care to soften the blow of future crises.

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