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Government policies aimed at equalizing inherited wealth could largely – though not entirely – counteract #inequality  of opportunity, argue @Kemal_Dervis  and @Seba_Strauss  of @BrookingsGlobal .

How can policymakers best mitigate threats to the integrity of the #Internet  while encouraging innovation and expansion of the digital economy? #PSBigPicture 

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Several challenges still need to be addressed before genetically engineered #antibodies  can join the fight against #COVID19 , note @MichelGoldman  and @Kazatchkine . Funding organizations must now invest more to overcome these remaining hurdles.

Governments have deployed every means at their disposal to confront the #COVID19  emergency; the key will be in making this new-old role of the state stick, note @MazzucatoM  and @RSkidelsky .

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The world’s wealthiest economies have responded to the #COVID19  crisis with unprecedented fiscal measures. Ensuring that #Africa  can do the same is not charity; it is a matter of shared interest, writes Mo Ibrahim of @Mo_IbrahimFdn .

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#Libya is now in the grip of long-term structural instability and insecurity, with little prospect of returning anytime soon to a degree of normalcy that could enable its suffering people to live in peace, says @AminSaikal  of @uwanews .

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America's economic #decoupling  strategy has caught #China  totally by surprise, because no Chinese leader ever imagined that the #US  government would be willing to write off the Chinese market in pursuit of broader geopolitical aims, says Minxin Pei.

Women probably represent – at most – one-third of the #sustainable  #energy  workforce, notes Irene Giner-Reichl of @GlobalWomensNet . And when it comes to the #STEM  professions and executive positions, this share typically is even lower.

@PeterSinger  of @Princeton  and Katarzyna de Lazari-Radek use three criteria to assess the wave of civil disorder following the police killing of George Floyd. @unilodz 

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It’s not an exaggeration to say that 2020 and the next few years will determine the fate not only of the United States and China, but also of the world, writes @georgesoros  #Davos  @wef  #wef20  | #PSonPoint  is a premium article

Why #HongKong 's struggle with China's government matters for liberal democracies elsewhere. | Chris Patten

In 2016, progress was made in developing vaccines for #Ebola , dengue, shingles, and malaria

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The @UN  must not stand by idly while #China  breaches an international treaty and destroys what is left of #HongKong 's freedoms and autonomy, writes @YangheeLeeSKKU , a former UN special rapporteur.

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Over the weekend, #China  revealed new details of its national security law for #HongKong , which allows the #CPC  to significantly tighten its control over the city. In May, Minxin Pei wrote about the “calamitous consequences” of the law.

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