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    Failing the Pandemic Preparedness Test

    Mariana Mazzucato thinks the international community is falling woefully short on averting future global health crises.
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    Investing in Africa’s Health

    Donald P. Kaberuka shows how the continent’s governments can address the damage caused by COVID-19 and boost economic recovery.
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    Public-Health Funding Today Keeps the Doctor Away

    William A. Haseltine shows why investments in disease prevention should be increased substantially and made non-discretionary.
  4. dirks1_ Stephanie KeithGetty Images_vaccineprotest Stephanie Keith/Getty Images

    Why “Following the Science” Is Easier Said Than Done

    Nicholas B. Dirks urges scientists and their advocates to state clearly what is and is not considered settled knowledge.
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    Health Messaging in the Disinformation Age

    William A. Haseltine explains how officials can win back the public's trust after recent communication failures.
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    Fixing Our Public-Health Data Problem

    William A. Haseltine emphasizes the high costs of not having standardized protocols for collecting and sharing clinical information.
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    Biosecurity Is National Security

    Matthew McKnight & Neil Maniar explain why policymakers must invest in building defensive capabilities against future viruses.
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    How a Universal Basic Income Helped Kenyans Fight COVID

    Tavneet Suri & Nidhi Parekh present new evidence showing that unconditional cash transfers can mitigate the impact of unexpected crises.
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    An Effective Pandemic Response Must Be Truly Global

    Mariana Mazzucato & Jayati Ghosh urge the G20 and the World Bank to adopt an inclusive design for their proposed financial intermediary fund.

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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.
  2. james196_Michael M. SantiagoGetty Images_unitednations Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images

    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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