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Ngaire Woods

Ngaire Woods

Writing for PS since 2013
46 commentaries
2 videos & podcasts

Ngaire Woods is Dean of the Blavatnik School of Government at the University of Oxford.

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  1. Is the World’s Financial Firefighter Ready?
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    Is the World’s Financial Firefighter Ready?

    Aug 31, 2022 Ngaire Woods urges rich countries to bolster the IMF’s ability to prevent and manage crises in lower-income economies.

  2. The US Front in the Global War on Women
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    The US Front in the Global War on Women

    Jun 28, 2022 Ngaire Woods notes that the Supreme Court’s elimination of the federal right to abortion accompanies rising gender violence.

  3. A Perfect Storm for Developing Countries
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    A Perfect Storm for Developing Countries

    Apr 19, 2022 Ngaire Woods urges leading economies to cooperate to prevent famine, conflict, and a major debt crisis.

  4. Taming the Truckers
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    Taming the Truckers

    Feb 17, 2022 Ngaire Woods explains what makes the current worldwide protests challenging – and how best to manage them.

  5. The Key to the COVID-Powered Challenges of 2022
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    The Key to the COVID-Powered Challenges of 2022

    Dec 21, 2021 Ngaire Woods explains how the pandemic could transform work, politics, public health, and economic policy in the coming year.

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    The Key to Unlocking Africa’s Economic Potential

    Landry Signé explains why fostering trade integration and regional value chains is essential for the continent to prosper.
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    Geopolitical Davids and Goliaths

    Harold James considers lessons from smaller countries about how to wield power and influence in the twenty-first century.
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    Preparing for the Next Global Catastrophe

    José Manuel Barroso explains why global leaders must focus on creating equitable response mechanisms ahead of the next crisis.
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    Italy’s Next Government Must Tackle Climate Security

    Luca Bergamaschi shows why the country’s politicians can no longer afford to ignore a major threat to national security.
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    Europe and the New Non-Alignment

    Laurence Tubiana

    Despite the massive civilian suffering in Ukraine, many countries have been wary of taking sides, owing both to a perception of European double standards and to Russia’s leverage over energy and commodity prices. But while new geopolitical dynamics have complicated climate advocacy, they certainly haven't derailed it.

    sees both challenges and opportunities for climate policy in an era of geopolitical fragmentation.
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    The Sting of Climate Risk Is in the Tails

    Mark Cliffe thinks conventional models have overemphasized the long term at the expense of more immediate threats.
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    Should Humanities Professors Be Automated?

    Nicholas Agar considers the implications of recent successes with AI-generated academic research and writing.
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    Should Energy Companies’ Windfall Profits Be Taxed?

    Imposing a one-off tax on energy companies’ extraordinary profits might seem like a no-brainer at a time of soaring inflation, but the idea has more than a few detractors. As policymakers in a growing number of economies move ahead, we asked PS commentators whether they are right to do so.

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    The Global Necessity of American Democracy

    Javier Solana shows why the political health of the United States has become a matter of global concern.

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