Skip to main content


Smart Development

4136 commentaries

  1. oyebanji2_ PIUS UTOMI EKPEIAFP via Getty Images_lassa fever PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP via Getty Images

    Fast-Tracking a Lassa Fever Vaccine

    Oyeronke Oyebanji outlines what West African governments can learn from the development and distribution of the COVID-19 jab.
  2. kanem6_STEFANIE GLINSKIAFP via Getty Images_maternal mortality STEFANIE GLINSKI/AFP via Getty Images

    Backsliding on Maternal Mortality

    Natalia Kanem urges governments to take immediate, proven steps to ensure that childbirth is a time of life, not death.
  3. wongnaah1_AAMIR QURESHIAFP via Getty Images_ipv AAMIR QURESHI/AFP via Getty Images

    The Only Way to Eliminate Polio

    Florence Gyembuzie Wongnaah argues that the virus will be eradicated only when the world stops using the oral vaccine.
  4. haseltine18_Leon NealGetty Images_covidmemorial Leon Neal/Getty Images

    Remembering the Pandemic

    William A. Haseltine explains why future preparedness requires commemorating the millions of lives claimed by COVID-19.
  5. ouma1_KB MpofuGetty Images_africa vaccine KB Mpofu/Getty Images

    Global Health Institutions Need Africa

    Ahmed Ogwell Ouma urges international organizations to make room at the table for the continent’s interests.
  6. aabroo1

    Women Health Workers Hold the Key to Eradicating Polio

    Atiya Aabroo explains why Pakistan is tapping its female frontline staff to help design policy solutions.
  7. donini1_CRISTINA ALDEHUELAAFP via Getty Images_malariavaccine Cristina Aldehuela/AFP via Getty Images

    A New Weapon Against Malaria

    Cristina Donini & Doreen Akiyo Yomoah tout the promise of monoclonal antibodies in the fight against a disease that still kills millions of people.
  8. greenstreet1 ALAIN JOCARDPOOLAFP via Getty Images vaccine inclusive ALAIN JOCARD/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

    Innovating Against Injustice in Health Care

    Yvonne Greenstreet calls on biotech companies to embrace strategies that tackle all determinants of access and outcomes.
  9. hyman1_ALFREDO ZUNIGAAFP via Getty Images_mozambique displaced ALFREDO ZUNIGA/AFP via Getty Images

    Mitigating Mozambique’s Humanitarian Nightmare

    Jon Hyman & Shannon Kellman urge the United States to focus on replacing health services destroyed by the Islamist insurgency.

This debate is brought to you in part by:

  1. gorodnichenko6rtur WidakNurPhoto via Getty Images_russian culture Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images

    The Ukraine-Russia Culture War

    Yuriy Gorodnichenko & Ilona Sologoub survey the heated battles that have been playing out far from the physical battlefield.
  2. oneill120_NELSON ALMEIDAAFP via Getty Images_AImedicine Nelson Almeida/AFP via Getty Images

    The Poverty of AI Pessimism

    Jim O'Neill questions the increasingly popular sentiment that the technology will be economically destabilizing.
  3. leonard89_ATTA KENAREAFP via Getty Images_saudi iran china ATTA KENARE/AFP via Getty Images

    The Post-American Middle East

    Mark Leonard explains how the region became a laboratory for a future in which the US is not the sole hegemon.
  4. wagner19_EZEQUIEL BECERRAAFP via Getty Images_ev EZEQUIEL BECERRA/AFP via Getty Images

    How to Think About Climate-Tech Solutions

    Gernot Wagner offers lessons for navigating a field that is fraught with hype, unintended consequences, and other pitfalls.
  5. issing16_Andreas RentzGetty Images_christinelagarde Andreas Rentz/Getty Images

    Can the ECB Escape Its Own Trap?

    Otmar Issing examines the policy dilemma facing central banks as they try to shrink their bloated balance sheets.
  6. galbraith25_Win McNameeGetty Images_mccarthy Win McNamee/Getty Images

    The Democrats’ Disastrous Debt Deal

    James K. Galbraith decries the party’s willingness to play along with the Republicans’ bad-faith politicking.
  7. jahmed1_LAURIE DIEFFEMBACQBelgaAFP via Getty Images_biotech LAURIE DIEFFEMBACQ/Belga/AFP via Getty Images

    Building a Biotech Alliance of Democracies

    Jafer Ahmad & Abigail Kukura explains how the US and its allies and partners can maintain leadership in a strategically vital sector.
  8. gros175_MICHAEL URBANDDPAFP via Getty Images_ccs MICHAEL URBAN/DDP/AFP via Getty Images

    The Transatlantic Carbon-Pricing Clash

    Daniel Gros predicts that the opposing approaches taken by the US and the EU will lead to trade and political frictions.
  9. zadek27_AngoumaAfrikImagesUniversal Images Group via Getty Images_macron forst Angouma/AfrikImages/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

    The Geopolitics of Nature

    Simon Zadek highlights the fatal flaw in green “solutions” like the EU’s new deforestation legislation.

Edit Newsletter Preferences

Set up Notification

To receive email updates regarding this {entity_type}, please enter your email below.

If you are not already registered, this will create a PS account for you. You should receive an activation email shortly.