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Kelly Born

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Kelly Born, a former director of Stanford University’s Cyber Policy Center, is Director of the Democracy, Rights, and Governance initiative at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.

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  1. America’s Democratic Dysfunction
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    America’s Democratic Dysfunction

    Jun 10, 2024 Kelly Born considers the deep-rooted problems that have tarnished the image of the world’s most famous democracy.

  2. Will Generative AI Make or Break Democracy?
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    Will Generative AI Make or Break Democracy?

    Aug 10, 2023 Kelly Born advocates careful regulation of how new tools are applied to electoral politics and information ecosystems.

  3. Can Digital Disinformation Be Disarmed?
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    Can Digital Disinformation Be Disarmed?

    Jan 29, 2021 Kelly Born surveys the options for reforming an increasingly dangerous social-media ecosystem.

  4. Solving the Disinformation Puzzle
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    Solving the Disinformation Puzzle

    Jul 9, 2018 Kelly Born argues that countering fake news will require a large number of targeted measures.

  5. Six Features of the Disinformation Age
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    Six Features of the Disinformation Age

    Oct 2, 2017 Kelly Born argues that official efforts to control fake news reflect an inadequate understanding of the problem.

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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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