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  1. akufoaddo1_EDUARDO SOTERASAFP via Getty Images_childrenschoolafrica Eduardo Soteras/AFP via Getty Images

    Global Education Has Reached a Tipping Point

    Nana Akufo-Addo & Jakaya Kikwete call on the international community to address crisis-level inequalities of access and opportunity.
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    Breathing Life Back into COVID Prevention

    William A. Haseltine calls attention to an effective but widely neglected pathogen-control strategy.
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    China’s Brutal COVID Winter

    Nancy Qian identifies the social and economic factors that are hampering basic infection-control efforts.
  4. djibo1_TONY KARUMBAAFP via Getty Images_africamalaria Tony Karumba/AFP via Getty Images

    Africa’s Climate Crisis Is a Health Crisis

    Yacine Djibo urges global leaders to devote more attention and resources to the link between global warming and disease.
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    Climate Change Is Making Us Sick

    Naveen Rao & Eloise Todd urge world leaders to devise strategies that address the growing impact of global warming on human health.
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    The Plight of Public Schools in Africa

    Palesa Libe highlights the toll that the pandemic has taken on lower-income students across the continent.
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    The Climate Crisis Is Also a Health Crisis

    Seth Berkley & Werner Hoyer explain why global leaders must urgently introduce equitable pandemic-response mechanisms.
  8. ahzhang7_ NOEL CELISAFP via Getty Images_chinaprotest Noel Celis/AFP via Getty Images

    No Easy Exit from Zero-COVID

    S. Alex Yang & Angela Huyue Zhang propose a strategy for loosening China's pandemic restrictions without triggering a nationwide health crisis.
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    Global Health Is the Best Investment We Can Make

    Werner Hoyer & Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus stress the need for more spending and greater cooperation to regain progress reversed by the pandemic.

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  1. james200_Sean GladwellGetty Images_worldconnection Sean Gladwell/Getty Images

    The Poverty of Anti-Capitalism

    Harold James considers recent arguments against markets, globalization, and growth, finding them to be deeply flawed.
  2. stiglitz314_ Drew AngererGetty Images_jeromepowell Drew Angerer/Getty Images

    How Not to Fight Inflation

    Joseph E. Stiglitz

    A careful look at US economic conditions supports the view that inflation was driven mainly by supply-side disruptions and shifts in the pattern of demand. Given this, further interest-rate hikes will have little to no effect – and will cause far-reaching problems of their own.

    sees little upside and much downside to further monetary-policy tightening by the US Federal Reserve.
  3. slaughter95_Ritesh ShuklaGetty Images_modi Ritesh Shukla/Getty Images

    Who Is Part of the Free World?

    Anne-Marie Slaughter urges US President Joe Biden to abandon a phrase that is better left in the twentieth century.
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    Realism About Techno-Optimism

    Gernot Wagner laments that public debate about climate solutions is long on political grandstanding and short on nuance.
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    PS Commentators Respond: Could the “Chinese Century” Belong to India?

    From demographics to trade to GDP growth, China is currently struggling precisely where India seems to be thriving. At a time when the global economy’s center of gravity is shifting to Asia, we asked PS commentators whether India’s rising star will soon outshine China’s.

  6. hausmann108_Kent Nishimura  Los Angeles Times via Getty Images_chipsandscienceact Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

    Why Industrial Policy Is Back

    Ricardo Hausmann explains why economic theory has finally begun to catch up with centuries of economic practice.
  7. sherwin7_Spencer PlattGetty Images_jimjordanstopthesteal Spencer Platt/Getty Images

    Patriots in Name Only

    Richard K. Sherwin considers the implications of the Republican Party's challenge to the state's power to make and enforce law.
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    Assassinated Are the Peacemakers?

    Nina L. Khrushcheva highlights the grave risks that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky would incur by negotiating with Russia.
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    The Next Globalization

    Mark Leonard explains how the next phase of economic interconnectivity will differ from the last one.

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