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Graça Machel, Deputy Chair of The Elders, is Founder of the Graça Machel Trust.

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  1. The World’s Moral Failure in Gaza
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    The World’s Moral Failure in Gaza

    Apr 4, 2024 Graça Machel decries the humanitarian catastrophe in the enclave, and makes three demands of global decision-makers.

  2. The World Needs a Breakthrough Year
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    The World Needs a Breakthrough Year

    Jun 7, 2021 Graça Machel, et al. show why 2021 can be a turning point toward a healthier, greener, safer, and fairer world.

  3. The G7 Must Act to Vaccinate the World
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    The G7 Must Act to Vaccinate the World

    Apr 15, 2021 Gordon Brown, et al. call on rich-country leaders to finance equitable global distribution of COVID-19 vaccines.

  4. How to Pay for Africa’s Education Gains
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    How to Pay for Africa’s Education Gains

    May 31, 2018 Graça Machel says that as middle-income countries develop, new sources of education financing will be essential.

  5. Empowering the Other Half of Africa’s Economy
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    Empowering the Other Half of Africa’s Economy

    Aug 9, 2017 Graça Machel says the continent needs a new revolution focused on creating economic opportunities for women.

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    Africa’s Hobbled Hegemons

    Adekeye Adebajo

    In the face of regional turmoil, rising extremism, and heightened geopolitical tensions, Africa urgently needs strong leadership. But its two most significant regional powers, Nigeria and South Africa, are too constrained by domestic challenges to represent Africa’s interests effectively on the world stage.

    examines the causes of political and economic malaise in Nigeria and South Africa.
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    The US Needs a Techno-Industrial Strategy

    Liza Tobin & Addis Goldman outline a three-pronged approach that would entrench American leadership in advanced industries.
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    The Fed Should Not Cut Interest Rates Yet

    Michael R. Strain argues that declaring victory over inflation, while tempting, would be to misread current economic conditions.
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    Preparing for a Future of Extreme Heat Waves

    Renzo R. Guinto urges political leaders to place resilience at the heart of housing, transport, and water policies.
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    Israel Is Enabling Iran’s War of Attrition

    Shlomo Ben-Ami thinks that Binyamin Netanyahu and his messianic allies are hastening the destruction of the Jewish state.
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    Unlocking IMF Reform

    Barry Eichengreen

    Sketching a reform agenda for the International Monetary Fund is easy; implementing reform is hard. It will require, among other things, the US to give up its veto in the institution, and China to assume more responsibility for global stability and the problems of other economies.

    writes that the key is a governance overhaul combined with a renewed focus on the Fund’s core mission.
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    The King of the Americans

    Steve Pincus observes that the US Supreme Court has given the president powers denied to English monarchs since James II.
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    Will Trump Benefit from the Attempt on His Life?

    Shang-Jin Wei draws parallels between the attack on Trump and the incident that swayed the 2004 Taiwanese election.
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    Fighting Climate Change Requires a Different Mindset

    Sonia Guajajara thinks the rest of the world can learn a lot from how indigenous peoples relate to nature.

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