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Mahmoud Mohieldin

Mahmoud Mohieldin

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Mahmoud Mohieldin is Egypt’s High-Level Climate Champion for COP27 in Sharm el-Sheikh.

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  1. No Net Zero Without Nature
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    No Net Zero Without Nature

    Jul 15, 2022 Nigel Topping, et al. warn that carbon-neutrality pledges are not being matched by commensurate action to protect biodiversity.

  2. Preventing Developing-Economy Debt Disasters
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    Preventing Developing-Economy Debt Disasters

    Apr 14, 2022 Rabah Arezki & Mahmoud Mohieldin warn that soaring food and energy prices spell trouble for the world's poor – and countries' balance sheets.

  3. Tackling Inequality Is a Political Choice
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    Tackling Inequality Is a Political Choice

    Jul 15, 2019 Mahmoud Mohieldin & Carolina Sánchez-Páramo show that governments have the means to tackle the problem, but have so far lacked the will to do so.

  4. Migration Myths vs. Economic Facts
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    Migration Myths vs. Economic Facts

    Feb 26, 2019 Mahmoud Mohieldin & Dilip Ratha set the record straight on why people move to other countries – and what they do when they get there.

  5. New Frontiers for Waste Management
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    New Frontiers for Waste Management

    Dec 18, 2018 Mahmoud Mohieldin, et al. highlight solutions to the threats posed by a growing volume of household refuse, especially plastic.

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    The Zero-COVID Revolution?

    After tens of thousands of Chinese took to the streets in cities throughout the country, China’s government has begun to loosen pandemic restrictions. But, while an exit from the controversial zero-COVID policy was long overdue, the path ahead is strewn with pitfalls, and hopes for a sustained wave of Chinese popular resistance are likely misplaced.

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    What US Leadership Can Do for Nature

    Russ Feingold shows how America can contribute to conservation despite its failure to ratify the biodiversity convention.
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    The Global Climate-Finance Challenge

    Vera Songwe, et al. show how to mobilize the funding developing countries will need to avert the worst effects of global warming.
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    All Pain and No Gain from Higher Interest Rates

    Joseph E. Stiglitz

    In the name of taming inflation, central banks have deliberately set themselves on a path to cause a recession – or to worsen it if it comes anyway. Worse, today's monetary-policy tightening will leave long-lasting scars, whereas more carefully considered responses would work better and yield long-term benefits.

    explains why the current demand-focused approach to taming inflation is all wrong.
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    Ending the Austerity Pandemic

    Isabel Ortiz & Matthew Cummins warn that governments are returning to the same failed belt-tightening policies of the past.
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    The Hard-Won Benefits of Soft Diplomacy

    Kishore Mahbubani praises Indonesia's more consultative and culturally attuned approach to international affairs.
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    China After Zero-COVID

    Qian Liu thinks the protests made it easier for officials to exit a policy that a faltering economy had made untenable.
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    China’s Zero-COVID Muddle

    Minxin Pei

    Chinese leaders’ refusal to adopt a clear stance on zero-COVID is pure politics: nobody wants to be blamed for whatever surge in infections, hospitalizations, and deaths follows a reopening. But the longer the authorities attempt to avoid responsibility and muddle through, the greater the risk to public health.

    warns that the government’s refusal to devise a comprehensive and systematic exit strategy could create the worst of two worlds.
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    FIFA’s World Cup Follies

    Ian Buruma dives into the thicket of fatuousness, hypocrisy, and greed that the tournament has become.

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