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The year that just ended witnessed an extraordinary array of economic and political challenges, including disunion in Europe, decelerating Chinese growth, and deepening turmoil in the Middle East. Understand what happened – and what to expect – with the year's ten most-read Project Syndicate commentaries.

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The Middle East Exchange

In the face of regional turmoil, exacerbated by the rise of the Islamic State, many Arab governments are embracing a new solution-oriented agenda – focused on economic diversification, improved educat… read more

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Oceans at Risk

Climate change, pollution, overfishing, and increasing demand for resources are only a few of the hazards jeopardizing the health of the world's oceans and marine ecosystems. What must be done to move… read more

9 Articles
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The Future of Human Development

It’s been 25 years since the first UNDP Human Development Report affirmed that income growth alone does not improve human wellbeing. How can the human-development approach be used to help policymakers… read more

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The New Development Agenda

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 De… read more

13 Articles
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Goodbye, ZIRP?

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

12 Articles
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Crossing into Fortress Europe

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

14 Articles
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Is China Falling?

Uncertainty about China’s economy is roiling financial markets worldwide. But just how serious is the threat to China’s long-term prospects and to global economic stability?

15 Articles
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Emerging Market Meltdown

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

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Most Read of 2014

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

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