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Mary Fitzgerald

Mary Fitzgerald

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Mary Fitzgerald is Director of Information Democracy at the Open Society Foundations and a former editor-in-chief of openDemocracy.

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  1. Little England’s Big COVID Problem
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    Little England’s Big COVID Problem

    Oct 9, 2020 Mary Fitzgerald & Peter Geoghegan highlight the failures of governance and accountability behind the country's spiraling infection and death rates.

  2. The Preventable Trauma of COVID Childbirth
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    The Preventable Trauma of COVID Childbirth

    Aug 10, 2020 Mary Fitzgerald highlights a new report showing how women are suffering needlessly in rich and poor countries alike.

  3. Europe Must Act Against US-Backed “Crisis Pregnancy Centers”
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    Europe Must Act Against US-Backed “Crisis Pregnancy Centers”

    Feb 11, 2020 Mary Fitzgerald highlights the alarming findings of a new report on “health” facilities that target vulnerable women and girls.

  4. America’s Dark-Money Bid for Europe’s Soul
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    America’s Dark-Money Bid for Europe’s Soul

    Apr 24, 2019 Mary Fitzgerald reports that US Christian conservatives are sparing little effort to influence European politics.

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    The Defining Economic Issue of the US Election

    Stephen S. Roach argues that the high price level, not inflation, is weighing on voters ahead of the presidential election.
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    What Does the EU Election Mean for European Climate Policy?

    Laurence Tubiana explains how green campaigners can strengthen their message to appeal to ordinary voters.
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    The Geopolitical Imperative to Upgrade the Dollar

    Jordan Bleicher & Josh Lipsky explain how emerging technologies are facilitating efforts to challenge the greenback’s global dominance.
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    Let the Giggers Fight Inflation

    Todd G. Buchholz criticizes efforts by US regulators to throttle the proliferation of independent contractors.
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    The Putin-Kim Pact Is an Opportunity for the West

    Ana Palacio

    The Russia-North Korea defense pact leaves no doubt about Russian President Vladimir Putin’s determination to overthrow the existing international order. But the agreement could also strain the Kremlin’s relations with China, potentially disrupting Sino-Russian efforts to undermine Western unity.

    urges policymakers to leverage the rogue partnership to drive a wedge between Russia and China.
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    What Climate-Vulnerable Developing Countries Need Right Now

    Mia Amor Mottley & Wale Edun

    Since the COVID-19 pandemic and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, geopolitical tensions have dominated the global agenda, hindering collective efforts to address climate change. With the world still warming, urgent measures are needed to make investment in sustainable development feasible and affordable for everyone.

    propose a blueprint to unlock financing and kickstart investment in adaptation and clean energy.
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    Two Cheers for Identity Politics

    James Livingston argues that critics of the contemporary focus on issues of race, gender, and sexuality are ignoring history.
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    What the Next EU Leadership Must Do

    Carl Bildt offers a broad outline of the bloc's biggest challenges following this month's European Parliament election.
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    China Must Not Choose the Next Dalai Lama

    Brahma Chellaney urges the US and India to work together to protect the more than 600-year-old institution.

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