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Our Planet, Our Future

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  1. rockstrom15_GUIDO KIRCHNERdpaAFP via Getty Images_germany climate GUIDO KIRCHNERdpaAFP via Getty Images

    Green Business After COP26

    Johan Rockström & Tobias Raffel show that corporate leaders are increasingly putting sustainability strategies at the top of their agenda.
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    Deciding Humanity’s Future

    Johan Rockström, et al. see the G7’s latest climate commitments as necessary and welcome, but still ultimately insufficient.
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    In the run-up to the first-ever Nobel Prize Summit, Project Syndicate – in partnership with the Nobel Foundation, the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, the US National Academy of Sciences, and the Stockholm Resilience Centre – is bringing together scientists, policymakers, business leaders, and Nobel laureates to analyze and debate some of the most pressing issues of our time. From climate change and biodiversity to inequality and digital disruption, the world’s leading thinkers will weigh in on the many dimensions of our increasingly urgent quest for a sustainable future.

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    The Tragedy of Climate Change

    Bryan Doerries urges scientists and world leaders to take a page out of Sophocles' rhetorical playbook.
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    An Interview with Edmund S. Phelps

    Edmund S. Phelps identifies thinkers who led economics astray, assesses China’s innovative capacity, and shows why employment subsidies would do far more good than a universal basic income.
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    Will the Fourth Industrial Revolution Serve Sustainability?

    Victor Galaz warns that smart technologies will not necessarily boost the long-term resilience of people and the planet.
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    Reimagining Education for All in Africa

    Connie Nshemereirwe explains why efforts to reform the continent’s school systems must go beyond expanding access.
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    Valuing Resilience After the Pandemic

    Carl Folke argues that strengthening the biosphere and addressing inequality can help the world to weather future shocks.
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    Getting the Social Cost of Carbon Right

    Nicholas Stern & Joseph E. Stiglitz urge the Biden administration to put a higher price on greenhouse-gas emissions than its predecessors.

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  1. asadullah12_SAEED KHANAFP via Getty Images_malaysia migration SAEED KHAN/AFP via Getty Images

    Asia’s Captive Market for Migrant Labor

    M. Niaz Asadullah highlights how an entrenched alliance of politicians, bureaucrats, and business elites is exploiting workers.
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    In Search of a Development Plan for Asia

    Andrew Sheng & Xiao Geng argue that bottom-up institutions – not top-down strategies – are the key to regional integration.
  3. emmott_Antonio MasielloGetty Images_meloni Antonio Masiello/Getty Images

    Giorgia Meloni’s Moment

    Bill Emmott sees little difference between the Brothers of Italy’s program and that of recent right-wing governments.
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    America’s Education Emergency

    Michael R. Strain calls for urgent action to make up for pandemic learning loss in light of dismal new test scores.
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    God Save the Pound?

    Andrés Velasco explains why sterling is plummeting when economic theory says it should be soaring.
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    Preparing for the Long War

    Mark Leonard thinks Europeans should plan for a prolonged conflict despite Ukraine’s recent gains.
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    Realizing a Free and Open Indo-Pacific

    Abe Shinzō

    Less than a month before he was assassinated, Japan’s longest-serving prime minister set out his vision for the region. He buttressed his case by comparing China’s growing threats against Taiwan to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

    set out his vision for the region less than one month prior to his assassination in July.
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    Russia, Iran, and the Perils of Post-Autocracy

    Robert D. Kaplan

    With Russia facing defeat on the battlefield and massive protests once again engulfing Iran, both countries’ regimes look vulnerable. But the end of tyranny is more likely to lead to a dangerous political vacuum than to a democratic transition.

    warns that the collapse of a despotic regime more often leads to a political void than to a healthy democracy.
  9. signe10_ISSOUF SANOGOAFP via Getty Images_africatextilemanufacturing Issouf Sanogo/AFP via Getty Images

    The Key to Unlocking Africa’s Economic Potential

    Landry Signé explains why fostering trade integration and regional value chains is essential for the continent to prosper.

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