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    Who’s Ready to Fight Plastic Pollution?

    Olga Speranskaya & Alexandra Caterbow lament the meager results achieved at the United Nations’ first international meeting to address the problem.
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    To Curb Global Violence, America Should Look Within

    Sheila Kohanteb cites polls suggesting that the US has much work to do at home before it can spread liberal values abroad.
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    Each month, She Writes highlights women whose ideas deserve wider attention and offers a curated selection of Project Syndicate’s most incisive commentaries by women from the previous month.

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    India’s Self-Inflicted Economic Catastrophe

    Jayati Ghosh highlights the colossal economic damage caused by the central government’s response to COVID-19.
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    Progressive Federalism to Combat Judicial Extremism

    Laura Tyson & Lenny Mendonca show how state governments can fend off the Supreme Court’s assault on citizens’ interests and rights.
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    The Taliban’s War on Women and Girls

    Yasmine Sherif & Gordon Brown urge the Afghan government to honor its promises on education and economic participation.
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    Can Gender Equality Be Saved?

    Khadyja Sy & Lindsay Glassco show how the pandemic has reversed progress for women and girls in Africa and elsewhere.
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    A Requiem for Women’s Rights in America

    Laura Tyson surveys the damage the Supreme Court has wrought with its ruling overturning Roe v. Wade.
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    The US Front in the Global War on Women

    Ngaire Woods notes that the Supreme Court’s elimination of the federal right to abortion accompanies rising gender violence.
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    Putin’s Brezhnev Moment

    Aryeh Neier draws parallels between the regime’s ongoing crackdown on civil society and late Soviet repression.
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    Utopia or Bust

    J. Bradford DeLong considers our options for both expanding and effectively slicing the proverbial economic pie.
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    Germany’s Reckoning

    Helmut K. Anheier

    Germany is now grappling with a host of difficult questions about its place in the world, the nature of its politics, and its most cherished values. For a pacifist society in a new age of conflict and war, everything must change if things are to remain the same.

    traces the contours of the country's debate, triggered by the Ukraine war, about its strategic future.
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    Preempting a Generative AI Monopoly

    Diane Coyle urges policymakers to take steps to counter the anti-competitive implications of a rapidly emerging market.
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    Japan’s Strategic Imperative

    Joseph S. Nye, Jr. sees the country doubling down on its best option for ensuring national security and regional stability.
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    China’s Savings Conundrum

    Zhang Jun explains why – and how – the country must stimulate household consumption to achieve a robust recovery.
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    The Flight of the Inflation Hawks

    Though the US Federal Reserve’s first interest-rate hike of 2023 is smaller than those that preceded it, policymakers have signaled that more increases are on the way, despite slowing price growth. But there is good reason to doubt the utility – and fear the consequences – of continued rate hikes, on both sides of the Atlantic.

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    How to Transform African Agriculture

    Safia Boly & Omid Kassiri identify four principles that could help governments across the continent boost food security.
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    Making Ukrainian Victory Possible

    Josep Borrell explains why continued military support and other forms of assistance remain critical.

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