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The JFK Legacy

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President John F. Kennedy had barely served a thousand days in office when he was assassinated in Dallas, Texas, 50 years ago. Read Project Syndicate’s experts on how JFK’s evolving legacy continues to influence American life, politics, and foreign policy.

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  1. JFK’s Women Problem

    JFK’s Women Problem

    Nov 18, 2013 Naomi Wolf explains why JFK's reputation among American women has declined.

  2. The Kennedy Temptation

    The Kennedy Temptation

    Nov 7, 2013 Ian Buruma on the dark side of American idealism.

  3. JFK Reconsidered

    JFK Reconsidered

    Oct 31, 2013 Joseph S. Nye, Jr. looks at the real John F. Kennedy.

  4. Profiles in Peacemaking

    Profiles in Peacemaking

    Jun 27, 2013 Jeffrey D. Sachs on the lessons Barack Obama can learn from John F. Kennedy.

  5. Risking It All

    Risking It All

    Mar 7, 2013 Martin Rees on how and why nuclear deterrence worked.

  6. The Cuban Missile Crisis at 50

    The Cuban Missile Crisis at 50

    Oct 8, 2012 Joseph S. Nye, Jr. on how close the world was to nuclear war in 1962.

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    Bridging the Climate-Development Gap

    Dani Rodrik & Ishac Diwan explain how to free up fiscal space for sustainable development in many low- and middle-income countries.
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    Lower Transaction Costs for Greater Innovation

    Andrew Sheng & Xiao Geng highlight the link between access to global markets and investment in research and development.
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    Ashoka Mody on Indian corruption, growth, jobs, and more

    Ashoka Mody explains the roots of the lack of accountability in India, highlights shortcomings in human capital and gender equality, casts doubt on the country’s ability to assume a Chinese-style role in manufacturing, and more.
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    Why India’s Women Are More Vulnerable to Disasters

    Joyita Roy Chowdhury & Prarthna Agarwal Goel call attention to gender inequalities that exacerbate the effects of floods and other natural catastrophes.
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    Europe in the Age of Industrial Policy

    Michael Spence

    While China and the US take advantage of scale to pursue large-scale investment in critical sectors, the EU struggles to follow suit, owing to its decentralized fiscal structures and rules limiting government subsidies to industry. A new EU-level investment program is urgently needed.

    advocates a federal investment program, funded by EU sovereign-debt issuance and administered centrally.
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    Fixing Global Governance

    Gordon Brown explains how to make the G20 and the Bretton Woods institutions fit for purpose once again.
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    The EU Needs Fiscal Union

    Lucrezia Reichlin laments the pro-cyclical bent of the European Commission’s proposed reforms to fiscal rules.
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    The Roots of the Global Water Crisis

    Joshua Castellino explains why overhauling the current economic paradigm is crucial for preserving Earth’s natural systems.
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    The Electric Vehicle Revolution Comes for German Industry

    Dalia Marin explains how Europe can reverse engineer China’s approach to industrial policy.

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