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Visionary Voices

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The challenges facing developing countries – from providing clean water to fighting infectious diseases – are jeopardizing their economic growth prospects, on which the global economy’s health increasingly depends. Project Syndicate, in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, provides analysis of the trends and debates shaping developing countries’ potential – and the global economy’s prospects.

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    G.I. Joe Trotsky

    Nina L. Khrushcheva

    As far as anyone can tell, the US military is not on the verge of an internal breakdown, let alone primed to stage a coup d’état. But few predicted anything like the US Capitol riot before protesters equipped with body armor, stun guns, and zip-ties breached the building.

    highlights the revolutionary potential of a Bolshevik tactic embraced by far-right extremists.
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    The Recovery of Women

    Among its many harmful effects, the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated long-standing gender inequalities. If leaders are serious about “building back better” and promoting inclusive economies and societies, they must take concrete steps to empower women at home, at work, and in policymaking.

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