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Tony Blair, a former prime minister of the United Kingdom, is Executive Chairman of the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change.

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  1. COP27 Is About Africa and Action
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    COP27 Is About Africa and Action

    Nov 9, 2022 Tony Blair urges developed and developing countries to forge a new climate-change consensus based on three pillars.

  2. Countering the Islamist Threat
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    Countering the Islamist Threat

    Sep 9, 2021 Tony Blair urges world leaders to confront Islamism’s violence and ideology with a combination of hard and soft power.

  3. Transforming Africa’s Agriculture
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    Transforming Africa’s Agriculture

    Sep 11, 2020 Tony Blair shows why the entire world has economic and security stakes in modernizing the continent's food systems.

  4. Building Food Security During the Pandemic
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    Building Food Security During the Pandemic

    May 7, 2020 Tony Blair & Agnes Kalibata highlight four ways the international community can prevent a catastrophe in developing countries.

  5. The Palestinian Dilemma
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    The Palestinian Dilemma

    Feb 10, 2020 Tony Blair provides a political reality check for leaders who refuse even to engage with America's proposed peace plan.

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    Resentment on the Western Front

    Sławomir Sierakowski thinks the Polish public needs a more open and honest conversation about refugees before resentment spirals.
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    Crypto’s Well-Worn Path to Crisis

    Xavier Vives writes that, despite the novelty of the assets, the narrative of FTX’s collapse was established long ago.
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    The Unavoidable Crash

    Nouriel Roubini anticipates a stagflationary debt crisis, owing to a dangerous combination of inflation and over-borrowing.
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    War Over Taiwan?

    Joseph S. Nye, Jr. considers whether a deterrence arrangement that has worked for 50 years is still sufficient.
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    The Contested Fed

    James Livingston

    By all accounts, central banks – particularly the Fed, because the dollar is still the world’s dominant currency – already act as investment authorities. But their recent bailouts have exacerbated economic inequality, and have done little or nothing to address climate change.

    reviews three books that, each in its own way, reveal a central truth about the world’s leading central bank.
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    The Economics of Mainstreaming Climate Action

    Jean Pisani-Ferry & Selma Mahfouz identify the risks and short-term costs associated with the energy transition over the next decade.
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    Killing Twitter

    Antara Haldar explains what Elon Musk fundamentally misunderstands about the platform – and about free speech.
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    The Napoleons of Big Tech

    Bill Emmott

    Recent events in the technology sector suggest that investors and lenders should be demanding a premium to cover the risk that a star entrepreneur will become an egomaniacal dictator. With each business cycle, it seems, old lessons must be relearned.

    sees in the industry’s harsh reckoning this year lessons that apparently can’t be learned often enough.
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    The Crypto Emperor’s New Clothes

    The collapse of several crypto platforms this year – including the spectacular crash of the second-largest cryptocurrency exchange, FTX – has raised fundamental questions about the credibility of a digital innovation once hailed as the key to democratizing finance. Has crypto finally been exposed as a scam, or will a new, stronger crypto industry emerge from the current turmoil?

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