The Sustainable Development Goals, recently agreed at the UN, will guide global development efforts for the next 15 years. Will the new agenda replicate the success of the just-completed Millennium Development Goals, or do the SDGs ask too much of developing countries?
The US Federal Reserve is considering raising interest rates for the first time since the global financial crisis erupted in 2008. Is monetary tightening premature, given the real state of the US econ…read more
Europe is confronting a refugee crisis unlike anything seen since the end of WWII, with thousands of people from Africa and the greater Middle East trying to enter the EU every day. With many clamorin… read more
Fears over China's economic slowdown, together with a looming increase in US interest rates and growing political instability, have sent investors scurrying out of emerging markets. Is this merely a m… read more
The last 12 months have witnessed growing challenges to the global economy and the international order, from widening income inequality and falling commodity prices to the Ukraine crisis and the rise … read more
China’s equity markets have been on a roller-coaster ride of late, with the country’s policymakers desperate to apply the brakes. Could the tumult derail China’s reforms, particularly its effort to ma… read more
After more than a decade of negotiations, Iran and its US-led interlocutors have come to terms on a deal to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons. But will the agreement promote or undermine sta… read more
Many political and economic certainties were upended in 2013. Project Syndicate's year in review covers the issues at the source with original, exclusive commentaries by Hassan Rouhani on Iran's new i… read more