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Curated by Project Syndicate

Nye on Power

16 commentaries

Joseph S. Nye, University Professor at Harvard University, is a former US assistant secretary of defense and chairman of the US National Intelligence Council, and one of the most influential theorists of international relations. In this collection of exclusive Project Syndicate commentaries, he examines the shifting nature of power in a globalized world.

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    Modi’s War on the Press

    Shashi Tharoor

    Freedom of the press is the mortar that binds together a free society. If Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s efforts to de-institutionalize what used to be a dynamic and independent Fourth Estate persists, public confidence in the media will steadily decline, along with confidence in Indian democracy.  

    raises the alarm about the Indian prime minister's steady erosion of the country's Fourth Estate.
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    Employment in the Platform Age

    Jayati Ghosh

    Until recently, there had been relatively little discussion of what the rapid growth of digital labor platforms meant for the nature of work and the employment relationship. But an important recent report provides answers to many questions – and raises several more that policymakers and regulators need to address. 

    highlights the risks to workers arising from the rapid growth of online labor marketplaces.

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