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6 mins | May 13, 2020

The curse of the premature Nobel Peace Prize

The Ethiopian prime minister Abiy Ahmed may have been given the award too soon. Ahmed joins a list of figures like Barack Obama and Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi, who were given the coveted prize because of early promises that, in the eyes of David Pilling, didn't necessarily translate into actions years later. In the Financial Times, he explains why these decisions often highlight a flawed Western perspective on world events.

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