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José Manuel Barroso

José Manuel Barroso

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José Manuel Barroso, a former president of the European Commission (2004-14) and prime minister of Portugal (2002-04), is Chair of the Gavi Board.

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  1. Preparing for the Next Global Catastrophe
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    Preparing for the Next Global Catastrophe

    Sep 23, 2022 José Manuel Barroso explains why global leaders must focus on creating equitable response mechanisms ahead of the next crisis.

  2. Avoiding COVID Complacency
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    Avoiding COVID Complacency

    Apr 7, 2022 José Manuel Barroso calls for a renewed commitment to vaccinate everyone before dangerous new variants can emerge.

  3. Breaking COVID's Grip
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    Breaking COVID's Grip

    Jan 18, 2022 José Manuel Barroso says continued international support for the COVAX vaccine-access facility is essential to ending the pandemic.

  4. The Test of Pandemic Preparedness
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    The Test of Pandemic Preparedness

    Oct 29, 2021 José Manuel Barroso argues that without a proper global distribution of key resources, new outbreaks will remain an acute threat.

  5. Vaccine Solidarity Now
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    Vaccine Solidarity Now

    Feb 18, 2021 José Manuel Barroso urges G7 leaders to make the success of the international COVAX facility their top priority.

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    Resentment on the Western Front

    Sławomir Sierakowski thinks the Polish public needs a more open and honest conversation about refugees before resentment spirals.
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    Crypto’s Well-Worn Path to Crisis

    Xavier Vives writes that, despite the novelty of the assets, the narrative of FTX’s collapse was established long ago.
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    The Unavoidable Crash

    Nouriel Roubini anticipates a stagflationary debt crisis, owing to a dangerous combination of inflation and over-borrowing.
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    War Over Taiwan?

    Joseph S. Nye, Jr. considers whether a deterrence arrangement that has worked for 50 years is still sufficient.
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    The Contested Fed

    James Livingston

    By all accounts, central banks – particularly the Fed, because the dollar is still the world’s dominant currency – already act as investment authorities. But their recent bailouts have exacerbated economic inequality, and have done little or nothing to address climate change.

    reviews three books that, each in its own way, reveal a central truth about the world’s leading central bank.
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    The Economics of Mainstreaming Climate Action

    Jean Pisani-Ferry & Selma Mahfouz identify the risks and short-term costs associated with the energy transition over the next decade.
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    Killing Twitter

    Antara Haldar explains what Elon Musk fundamentally misunderstands about the platform – and about free speech.
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    The Napoleons of Big Tech

    Bill Emmott

    Recent events in the technology sector suggest that investors and lenders should be demanding a premium to cover the risk that a star entrepreneur will become an egomaniacal dictator. With each business cycle, it seems, old lessons must be relearned.

    sees in the industry’s harsh reckoning this year lessons that apparently can’t be learned often enough.
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    The Crypto Emperor’s New Clothes

    The collapse of several crypto platforms this year – including the spectacular crash of the second-largest cryptocurrency exchange, FTX – has raised fundamental questions about the credibility of a digital innovation once hailed as the key to democratizing finance. Has crypto finally been exposed as a scam, or will a new, stronger crypto industry emerge from the current turmoil?

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