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Jamie Metzl

Jamie Metzl

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Jamie Metzl, Founder and Chair of OneShared.World, served on the US National Security Council and in the US State Department during the Clinton administration. He is the author of the forthcoming Superconvergence: How the Genetics, Biotech, and AI Revolutions Will Transform Our Lives, Work, and World (Timber/Hachette, 2023).

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  1. Human Success in the AI Age
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    Human Success in the AI Age

    Sep 5, 2023 Jamie Metzl predicts that we will co-evolve with the coming wave of technological disruption, just as we always have.

  2. Japan’s Sensitive Military Normalization
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    Japan’s Sensitive Military Normalization

    Mar 4, 2015 Jamie Metzl says that seven decades of exemplary behavior cannot overcome opposition to a new defense posture.

  3. Back to the Future in Ukraine and Asia
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    Back to the Future in Ukraine and Asia

    Mar 10, 2014 Jamie Metzl says that Russia and China are reenacting nineteenth-century norms of international behavior.

  4. Reinvigorating the US-Japan Alliance
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    Reinvigorating the US-Japan Alliance

    Feb 22, 2013 Jamie Metzl

  5. The Paradox of China’s Reform
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    The Paradox of China’s Reform

    May 18, 2012 Jamie Metzl

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    Overcoming the Development-Project Implementation Gap

    Jorge Moreira da Silva highlights ways to strengthen the International Development Association’s already-powerful impact.
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    Developing Countries’ Liquidity Crisis Is Not Over

    Ishac Diwan & Vera Songwe urge global policymakers to prevent mass insolvency and finance urgent climate projects.
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    America’s Manufacturing Renaissance Will Create Few Good Jobs

    Dani Rodrik shows why policies to boost employment in the twenty-first century ultimately must focus on services.
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    Minxin Pei on China’s economy, surveillance state, repression of dissent, and more

    Minxin Pei doubts China’s government is willing to do what is needed to restore growth, describes the low-tech approaches taken by the country’s vast security apparatus, considers the Chinese social-credit system’s repressive potential, and more.
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    Who Should Decide If It’s Genocide?

    David Alton, et al. urge British policymakers to take a proactive approach to addressing mass-atrocity crimes.
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    The Bretton Woods Institutions We Need

    Joaquim Levy, et al. explain how the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank can rise to current global challenges.
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    The World Cannot Afford to Ignore the Poorest Countries

    Indermit Gill & M. Ayhan Kose warn that a growing gap between the world’s haves and have-nots will undercut global goals.
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    The World Is Still on Fire

    Lawrence H. Summers & N.K. Singh

    For the last several years, world leaders have made big promises and laid out bold plans to mitigate the climate crisis and help the neediest countries adapt. At this year's World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings, they must demonstrate that they can fulfill these promises, rather than simply touting new ones.

    think policymakers need to get four things right to shore up the credibility of the international system.
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    Israel Must End the Gaza War

    Dennis Ross

    With the exception of the extreme right, no one in Israel wants to be stuck in Gaza, responsible for 2.4 million Palestinians, and facing a likely insurgency. Israel can end this war soon and save those hostages who are still alive, having demilitarized Gaza and set the stage for an alternative to Hamas.

    thinks the only strategic objective that matters is close – or close enough – to being met.

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