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290 commentaries, Updated on 21 Sep 2023

Africa’s economic rise is a world-changing development, but the sources of its emerging strength – and lingering weaknesses – are little understood. W…

  1. Marit Kitaw Making the Most of Africa’s Strategic Green Minerals
  2. Senyo Ador, et al. Investing in Africa’s Green Transition
  3. Jaynisha Patel What Yevgeny Prigozhin’s Death Means for Africa
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104 commentaries, Updated on 18 Jul 2023

To celebrate International Women’s Day, Project Syndicate is highlighting a selection of insightful commentaries written by female contributors on iss…

  1. Nancy Qian Youth Unemployment and China’s Economic Future
  2. Tarja Halonen, et al. Winning the Fight for Women’s Land Rights
  3. Gayle Tzemach Lemmon The Energy Transition Is Fueling a Power Transition
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20 commentaries, Updated on 19 Sep 2023

In Finance of the Future, Project Syndicate, with support from Circle, brings together leading experts, innovators, regulators, and more to examine th…

  1. Carla Norrlöf The Dollar’s Full-Spectrum Dominance
  2. Koray Caliskan Regulation, Not Crypto, Is Broken
  3. Benn Steil The Real Cost of De-Dollarization
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75 commentaries, Updated on 20 Sep 2023

As former Irish President Mary Robinson and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Desmond Tutu pointed out nearly a decade ago, “climate change is a matter of ju…

  1. Nouriel Roubini, et al. What Climate Finance Needs
  2. Anne-Marie Slaughter, et al. A Pact for People and Planet
  3. Joyce Banda Keeping Climate Justice Alive
Putin's War on Ukraine

387 commentaries, Updated on 18 Sep 2023

Russia has failed to achieve the quick victory in Ukraine for which it apparently hoped, but a prolonged war of attrition would amount to a different …

  1. Carl Bildt The Axis of Outcasts
  2. Chris Patten A Smidgen of Hope
  3. Keren Yarhi-Milo The US Must Not Personally Humiliate Putin
The Light Bulb

49 commentaries, Updated on 20 Sep 2023

In The New Enlightenment, Project Syndicate, in partnership with The New Institute, brings together leading experts, academics, practitioners, and pol…

  1. Nouriel Roubini, et al. What Climate Finance Needs
  2. Stuart Walker Nature-Positive Innovation
  3. Michael Spence, et al. Action on Planet and People Depends on Growth

23 commentaries, Updated on 12 Sep 2023

Activists, campaigners, and other experts consider how to support freedom, justice, and human dignity globally.

  1. Anne-Marie Slaughter, et al. A Pact for People and Planet
  2. Joyce Banda Keeping Climate Justice Alive
  3. Gordon Brown British Conservatives’ Contempt for Human Rights
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45 commentaries, Updated on 8 Sep 2023

PS commentators consider how to seize the opportunities and mitigate the risks created by artificial intelligence.

  1. Peter Singer, et al. Self-Driving Cars and AI Ethics
  2. Jamie Metzl Human Success in the AI Age
  3. Anu Bradford Whose AI Revolution?
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157 commentaries, Updated on 20 Sep 2023

Project Syndicate commentaries on the growing threats to liberal democracy, open societies, and the rule of law around the world.

  1. Laura Tyson, et al. To Protect Democracy, Revive Local Journalism
  2. Jan-Werner Mueller The Siren Song of Climate Authoritarianism
  3. Michael J. Boskin Restless America

127 commentaries, Updated on 20 Sep 2023

Today’s media landscape is littered with landmines: open hostility from illiberal and autocratic regimes, mounting censorship in countries such as Hungary, Turkey,…

  1. Laura Tyson, et al. To Protect Democracy, Revive Local Journalism
  2. James Deane Britain’s Turn Against Championing Media Freedom
  3. Christophe Deloire, et al. Press Freedom on Trial in Guatemala
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310 commentaries, Updated on 20 Sep 2023

The challenges facing developing countries – from providing clean water to fighting infectious diseases – are jeopardizing their economic growth prospects, …

  1. Sonali Johnson How to Achieve Universal Cancer Care
  2. Justina Nixon-Saintil Advancing Environmental Justice with AI
  3. Kim Fe Cramer The Health Benefits of Financial Inclusion
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161 commentaries, Updated on 29 Aug 2023

Education does not benefit only its recipients; it has a profound impact on national economic outcomes. Poor educational performance may be a determin…

  1. Milan Vaishnav India’s Universities Lack the Freedom to Excel
  2. Gordon Brown The Taliban’s Gender Crimes Against Humanity
  3. Biniam Bedasso, et al. A Well-Being Agenda for Poor Students
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    Whither the G20?

    Takatoshi Ito

    Following the latest G20 summit, the G7 should be thinking seriously about deepening its own ties with more non-aligned countries. If the Ukraine war drags on, and if China continues to threaten to take Taiwan by force, the G20 will be split between friends of the BRICS and friends of the G7.

    sees the grouping as increasingly divided between friends of the G7 and friends of China and Russia.
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    Making the Most of Africa’s Strategic Green Minerals

    Marit Kitaw explains how the continent can move beyond resource extraction to build green industry.
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    America Must Join Europe’s Climate Club

    Gary Yohe & Roger Kuhns urge US policymakers to create a carbon-pricing policy in line with the bloc’s emissions-reduction plan.
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    Measuring Corruption in China

    Yongheng Deng & Shang-Jin Wei outline a novel approach to assessing the extent and scope of the country's graft problem.
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    To Protect Democracy, Revive Local Journalism

    Laura Tyson & Lenny Mendonca identify promising new models and philanthropic initiatives geared toward supporting independent media.
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    How to Achieve Universal Cancer Care

    Sonali Johnson urges governments worldwide to include the disease in national health-insurance schemes.
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    What Climate Finance Needs

    Nouriel Roubini & Reza Bundy

    To prevent catastrophic climate change and accelerate the global transition to a net-zero economy, policymakers and asset owners urgently need to rethink how we channel capital at scale. The key is to develop new financial instruments that are profitable, liquid, and easily accessible to savers and investors globally.

    explain what it will take to channel private capital and savings toward sustainable development.
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    Down on the Biden Economy

    James K. Galbraith thinks the failure of wages to keep up with inflation explains much of the public’s dour mood.
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    The Dollar’s Full-Spectrum Dominance

    Carla Norrlöf foresees the greenback’s continued global hegemony owing to network effects and opportunism.

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