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Jim O’Neill: The Return of Fiscal Policy

As we enter the last quarter of 2019 (and of the decade), cyclical indicators point to a slowing world economy amid wide-ranging structural challenges. There are plenty of issues to keep one up at night, be it climate change, antimicrobial

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Vice-Prime Minister Kocho Angjushev: Pulling Macedonia Out of a Limbo and Into the European Union

What’s in a name? In the case of Macedonia, an entire country’s future. Macedonia, a candidate for accession to the European Union since 2005 and equally anxious to join NATO, has been unable to start accession processes over a dispute

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Chile Minister of Economy, Development, and Tourism José Ramón Valente: Escaping the Middle-Income Trap

Early in November, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) paid homage to Chile’s economic resilience and progress. It lavished praise on the country for its willingness to embrace the structural reforms with which the administration of Chilean President Sebastián Piñera aims

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Bahrain Minister of Industry, Commerce, and Tourism Zayed Bin Rashid Al Zayani: Maintaining and Expanding a Leading Edge

The smallest economy of the Gulf Region registered solid growth, adding a robust 2.4% to its GDP over the past 12 months, courtesy of a steady rise in crude oil prices and a buoyant non-oil private sector. Bahrain has little

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President Armen Sarkissian: Quantum Politics Defined, Explained, and Considered

Armenia is ready for its time in the spotlight. The landlocked country experienced a watershed moment earlier this year when journalist-turned-politician Nikol Pashinyan, 43, set out on a protest march opposing the long rule of Serzh Sargsyan, who served two

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President of Montenegro Milo Đukanović: Visions of Europe by Its Best Pupil

Last September, the European Union launched its own Belt and Road Initiative, connecting Europe with Asia. The announcement of Brussels’ tentative response to Beijing’s grand strategy was barely noticed as Brexit negotiations neared their climax and Italy decided to throw

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Amina J Mohammed: Energy for Sustainable Goals

If, by way of magic, cynicism and indifference could be banned, the world would undoubtedly be a much happier place. For United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina J Mohammed (56) those two deplorable traits represent the principal obstacles to meeting the

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An Inspiring Trajectory

Amina J Mohammed has been called one of the world’s greatest leaders (Fortune magazine), Diplomat of the Year (Foreign Policy magazine), and Climate Warrior (Vogue). The UN Social 500 praised her for her transparency. On social media she shares her

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UNCTAD’s World Investment Forum: Looking for a Way Out of the Lucas Paradox

Any and all talk about a determined, sustained, and final push to eradicate poverty from the face of the earth revolves around a single question, one often lost in the peripheric chatter: How best to allocate the world’s savings? The

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Project Fear

After suffering some initial and minor difficulties, they fully expect the UK to become the shining star of a new world order – an Empire 2.0 – a low to no regulation haven of free enterprise, free trade, and free

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