Tag Archives: pandemic

An Easy Way to Provide Debt Relief for the World’s Poorest Countries

Donor governments do not have to fund poor country debt relief from their fiscal budgets. They can tap long-unused reserve assets available at the IMF called Special Drawing Rights (SDRs).

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Multilateralism Has Lost Its Way

Collective intelligence is needed to build a new multilateralism for the 21st century.

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France and the Art of Getting Back to Work

After the Corona pandemic, French firms’ management teams have great difficulty convincing their employees … to return to the office.

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Mismanaging the US Economy: How Trump Defeats Himself

The prospects for a solid U.S. recovery are dim. Trump and the Republicans’ economic choices have made matters worse.

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Geopolitics After COVID 19: Conflict or Cooperation?

In absolute terms, all states or groups of states around the globe are going to emerge weakened from the 2020 coronavirus crisis.

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COVID 19: Assessing the Global Corruption Fallout

Corruption is bad today, but bound to get worse. Governments’ response to the COVID 19 pandemic amplifies the opportunities for abuse.

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Change Is Coming to America

Nearly four years after Barack Obama’s two-term presidency, the political promise he represented might finally be fulfilled.

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A Different Post-Corona US?

When public life in small U.S. towns suddenly feels liberating, with almost a Mediterranean feel.

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COVID 19 and the Lessons of Xenophobia

If history is to serve as a guide, xenophobia must be treated as a grave risk that is as contagious and as deadly as any virus.

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COVID 19: An Outbreak Anywhere Is an Outbreak Everywhere

One fallout from the coronavirus pandemic will be popular calls to put deficient health care on par with committing crimes against humanity during times of war.

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