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    The US Front in the Global War on Women

    Ngaire Woods

    There is evidence from around the world that the liberty of women is under attack, including in proud democracies. Against this backdrop, the US Supreme Court’s elimination of the federal right to abortion is a particularly egregious offense against women.

    notes that the Supreme Court’s elimination of the federal right to abortion accompanies rising gender violence.
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    Wrong on the Dollar – for Now

    Stephen S. Roach

    After a 9% decline in the second half of 2020, the broad dollar index – the real effective exchange rate as calculated by the Bank for International Settlements – has gone the other way, soaring by 12.3% from January 2021 through May 2022. And yet the deterioration of the US current-account balance has continued.

    revisits his predicition in 2020 of a dollar crash and explains why he got it perfectly wrong.
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NATO’s Next Chapter

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The Alliance’s leaders are preparing to gather for a summit at a critical moment for European security. But even if Turkish opposition to Finland and Sweden’s membership bids can eventually be overcome, is Europe adequately prepared to serve as a capable military partner for NATO?

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Is Sustainable Investing Sustainable?

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Many argue that the boom in environmental, social, and governance investing has given the lie to Milton Friedman’s view that “the social responsibility of business is to increase its profits.” But with financial regulators, activists, and journalists increasingly on the lookout for greenwashing, we asked PS commentators if there is more to the ESG phenomenon than hype.

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Fighting the Hunger War

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Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has further disrupted global food supplies and delivered another price shock to the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people. How can policymakers best tackle the immediate threat of hunger while also taking steps to make food systems more resilient and sustainable in the long term?



Opinion that Moves


Economics & Finance

  1. The Economic Case for Guaranteeing Ukraine’s Security

    Jun 28, 2022 Ricardo Hausmann
  2. The High Costs of Disengagement for China

    Jun 28, 2022 George Magnus
  3. Wrong on the Dollar – for Now

    Jun 27, 2022 Stephen S. Roach
  4. How Realistic Are China’s Semiconductor Ambitions?

    Jun 27, 2022 Keun Lee

Politics & World Affairs

  1. Abortion and Democracy in America

    Jun 28, 2022 Peter Singer
  2. Reawakening NATO

    Jun 27, 2022 Ana Palacio
  3. China Has Made Me Invisible

    Jun 24, 2022 Chris Patten
  4. Colombia Turns Left

    Jun 24, 2022 Jorge G. Castañeda

Smart Development

  1. We Can End Neglected Tropical Diseases

    Jun 14, 2022 Samia Suluhu Hassan
  2. The Virus Is Still Winning

    Jun 10, 2022 William A. Haseltine
  3. Qatar’s Human-Rights Reversal

    Jun 2, 2022 Lara Nuwayhid
  4. Has the US Damaged Africa’s COVID-19 Vaccination Drive?

    May 25, 2022 Ebere Okereke

Sustainability Now

  1. The EU’s Carbon Border Tax Could Hurt Developing Countries

    Jun 24, 2022 Miriam González Durántez & Calli Obern
  2. The Coming Green Hydrogen Revolution

    Jun 22, 2022 Jean Baderschneider
  3. Climate-Impact Disclosure Is Common Sense

    Jun 17, 2022 Ani Dasgupta
  4. Africa Needs Carbon Markets

    Jun 16, 2022 Ahunna Eziakonwa & Maxwell Gomera

Innovation & Technology

  1. Europe, We Have a Problem

    Jun 28, 2022 Rodrigo da Costa & Kris Peeters
  2. What Biotech Innovation Needs

    Jun 2, 2022 Phillip A. Sharp & Julien Patris
  3. The Pandemic’s Innovation Lessons for the Climate Crisis

    May 26, 2022 Antonio Andreoni & Rainer Quitzow
  4. Reinventing Paris

    May 5, 2022 Carlo Ratti

Culture & Society

  1. The US Front in the Global War on Women

    Jun 28, 2022 Ngaire Woods
  2. It Takes a Smart Village to Build Sustainable Prosperity

    Jun 28, 2022 Andrew Sheng & Xiao Geng
  3. Helping the 222 Million

    Jun 21, 2022 Yasmine Sherif
  4. China’s Great Wall of Public-Health Distrust

    Jun 10, 2022 Nancy Qian
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The African Century

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

  1. What the Ukraine War Means for Africa

    Jun 23, 2022 Aïchatou Mindaoudou
  2. Africa Needs Carbon Markets

    Jun 16, 2022 Ahunna Eziakonwa & Maxwell Gomera
  3. How to Sell Climate Action to Africa

    Jun 6, 2022 Moky Makura

Press Released

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

  1. Fighting Big Lies

    May 26, 2022 Noëlle Lenoir
  2. The Fight for Press Freedom Is Local

    May 20, 2022 Jos Midas Bartman
  3. Elon Musk’s Twitter Test

    Apr 29, 2022 Zach Meyers
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The COVID-19 Crisis

As the COVID-19 crisis escalates, PS commentators assess its implications for the economy, propose policy responses, and consider what might – and sho…

  1. The Right Way to Fight Global Hunger

    Jun 13, 2022 Alexander Müller, et al.
  2. China’s Great Wall of Public-Health Distrust

    Jun 10, 2022 Nancy Qian
  3. The Virus Is Still Winning

    Jun 10, 2022 William A. Haseltine