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Nancy Birdsall

Nancy Birdsall

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Nancy Birdsall is President Emeritus and a senior fellow at the Center for Global Development.

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  1. A World of Dangerous Debt Limbo
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    A World of Dangerous Debt Limbo

    Sep 12, 2022 Clemence Landers & Nancy Birdsall explain what needs to be done to prevent developing-country debt problems from spiraling out of control.

  2. Unleashing the Climate Market
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    Unleashing the Climate Market

    Mar 9, 2021 Nancy Birdsall & Brian Webster call on US policymakers to follow the European Union and the UK in setting green reporting standards.

  3. The Curse of Falling Expectations
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    The Curse of Falling Expectations

    Sep 25, 2020 Nancy Birdsall warns that a reversal of developing countries' economic fortunes will threaten their political stability.

  4. Citizens of the World, Reunite!
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    Citizens of the World, Reunite!

    May 25, 2020 Nancy Birdsall shows how international cooperation can still triumph over populist nationalism in the fight against COVID-19.

  5. A Big Bond for Africa
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    A Big Bond for Africa

    Apr 17, 2017 Nancy Birdsall & Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala propose a bold new approach to official development assistance on the continent.

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    Germany’s Reckoning

    Helmut K. Anheier

    Germany is now grappling with a host of difficult questions about its place in the world, the nature of its politics, and its most cherished values. For a pacifist society in a new age of conflict and war, everything must change if things are to remain the same.

    traces the contours of the country's debate, triggered by the Ukraine war, about its strategic future.
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    Preempting a Generative AI Monopoly

    Diane Coyle urges policymakers to take steps to counter the anti-competitive implications of a rapidly emerging market.
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    Japan’s Strategic Imperative

    Joseph S. Nye, Jr. sees the country doubling down on its best option for ensuring national security and regional stability.
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    China’s Savings Conundrum

    Zhang Jun explains why – and how – the country must stimulate household consumption to achieve a robust recovery.
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    The Flight of the Inflation Hawks

    Though the US Federal Reserve’s first interest-rate hike of 2023 is smaller than those that preceded it, policymakers have signaled that more increases are on the way, despite slowing price growth. But there is good reason to doubt the utility – and fear the consequences – of continued rate hikes, on both sides of the Atlantic.

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    How to Transform African Agriculture

    Safia Boly & Omid Kassiri identify four principles that could help governments across the continent boost food security.
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    Making Ukrainian Victory Possible

    Josep Borrell explains why continued military support and other forms of assistance remain critical.
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    Death or Glory in Russia

    Slavoj Žižek traces the religious and intellectual roots of the Kremlin’s increasingly morbid war propaganda.
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    Only the US Congress Can Stop Ukraine from Winning

    Simon Johnson explains why Russia’s best hope now lies with House Republicans’ nonsensical position on the US debt ceiling.

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