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Peter Sutherland

Peter Sutherland

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Peter Sutherland, former United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General for International Migration and Development, was former Director General of the World Trade Organization, EU Commissioner for Competition, and Attorney General of Ireland.

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  1. Migration’s Private-Sector Problem-Solvers
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    Migration’s Private-Sector Problem-Solvers

    Sep 12, 2016 Peter Sutherland praises the individuals, companies, and NGOs helping refugees find new homes and employment.

  2. Cities for Migrants
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    Cities for Migrants

    Aug 26, 2016 Peter Sutherland believes that municipal authorities hold the key to successful integration of newcomers.

  3. Migration Fact vs. Migration Fiction
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    Migration Fact vs. Migration Fiction

    Aug 6, 2016 Peter Sutherland refutes the misleading claims that have come to dominate developed countries' immigration debates.

  4. Defusing Migration
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    Defusing Migration

    Jul 8, 2016 Peter Sutherland challenges the corrosive myths that nationalists in Britain and elsewhere have been peddling.

  5. Saving Our Drowning Humanity
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    Saving Our Drowning Humanity

    Jun 13, 2016 Peter Sutherland urges the EU and other developed countries to take in more migrants.

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    What Climate-Vulnerable Developing Countries Need Right Now

    Mia Amor Mottley & Wale Edun 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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    The New EU Leadership Must Unite on China

    Anders Fogh Rasmussen urges whoever takes over the bloc's foreign-policy portfolio to do more to deter Chinese aggression.
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    The Evolution of Empire

    John Andrews

    The history of Britain's conquest of India and humiliation of China shows that empire is very much still with us today. Though Americans tend to bristle at the idea, their own military, technological, and commercial power is as imperial and pervasive as Britain’s territorial dominance ever was.

    traces the enduring role of imperial power from the eighteenth century to the present.
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    If Democracy Isn’t Pro-Worker, It Will Die

    Daron Acemoglu argues that populists are making inroads because industrialized economies aren't delivering what was promised.
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    The Financial Risks of France’s Snap Election

    Brigitte Granville thinks political stalemate is a greater threat to European stability than a far-right government.
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    A Far-Right Resurgence in Europe?

    Many observers breathed a sigh of relief at the results of the European Parliament elections, because the widely predicted far-right surge did not dislodge traditional conservatives. But even if far-right forces do not dominate the next European Parliament, they have gained ground, particularly in France and Germany. Can mainstream politicians and parties reverse this trend?

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