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This year marks 25 years of Project Syndicate. That’s 25 years of authoritative insight into topics in the news and the issues driving them. To mark the occasion, we bring you PS 25, a celebration of 25 years of the world’s smartest opinion page. Through the end of the year, we will delve into our archive to select 25 of our hardest-hitting commentaries of the past quarter-century. Join us in recognizing the contributions of the renowned political leaders, policymakers, and scholars who have made Project Syndicate what it is – and get an unparalleled view of the key events, challenges, and trends that shaped a generation.

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  1. Renewing Europe
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    Renewing Europe

    Mar 4, 2019 Emmanuel Macron calls on EU citizens to focus on three goals ahead of the critical European Parliament election in May.

  2. How Inequality Undermines Economic Performance
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    How Inequality Undermines Economic Performance

    Dec 26, 2018 Michael Spence explains why non-inclusive growth patterns are inherently unsustainable.

  3. Apocalypse Trump
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    Apocalypse Trump

    Dec 24, 2018 Elizabeth Drew thinks the US president’s behavior has triggered a sense that America is spinning out of control.

  4. West Africa’s Failed War on Drugs
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    West Africa’s Failed War on Drugs

    Sep 24, 2018 Olusegun Obasanjo urges regional leaders to muster the political will to decriminalize the use of narcotics.

  5. Social Media’s Junkies and Dealers
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    Social Media’s Junkies and Dealers

    Jan 25, 2018 Roger McNamee calls for stronger action to rein in the power of Internet platform monopolies.

  6. Venezuela’s Struggle for Freedom
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    Venezuela’s Struggle for Freedom

    Dec 21, 2017 María Corina Machado calls for unambiguous international support to help arrest a dangerous slide toward despotism.

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    Reckoning With a New Authoritarian Bloc

    Joschka Fischer considers the implications of a northern Asian alliance that exists primarily to challenge American hegemony.
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    Is Europe Too Big for Further Enlargement?

    Ana Palacio warns that even if candidates meet accession criteria, decision-making processes would need to be reformed.
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    The Sino-American Trade War Benefits China’s Competitors

    Arvind Subramanian warns that escalating protectionism, while dangerous, could end up helping developing countries like India.
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    Is the Quad Becoming a Potemkin Alliance?

    Brahma Chellaney fears that US President Joe Biden’s conciliatory approach toward China is undermining Indo-Pacific security.
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    The High Costs of the New US Tariffs on Chinese EVs

    Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg

    Every time one set of protectionist measures against China disappoints, the United States escalates its economic war in the hope that additional restrictions will prove more effective. Yet by slapping massive tariffs on Chinese electric vehicles, America has laid bare its own hypocrisy and economic vulnerabilities.

    laments the Biden administration's embrace of costly, futile efforts to outcompete low-cost rivals.
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    How G7 Leaders Can Unlock Financing for Africa

    William Ruto

    With many African countries trapped in perpetual cycles of debt, financing investment in sustainable development has become increasingly difficult, if not impossible. The situation demands that wealthy countries step up and offer debt relief and cancellation, in addition to more concessional and long-term financing.

    urges wealthy countries to help bring the global financial system into line with the developing world's needs.
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    The Threat of Trumpflation and a Fed War

    J. Bradford DeLong thinks monetary hawks should be more worried about the return of a populist demagogue to the White House.
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    Is China Too Old to Get Rich?

    Yi Fuxian explains why the country’s rising median age is at the root of its current malaise.
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    The Dangerous Retreat into Protectionism

    Carl Bildt warns that nothing good will come from a more deeply fragmented global economy.

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