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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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    Reeling in a Deal to Save the Ocean

    Helen Clark, et al.

    Governments have long promised to reduce destructive fisheries subsidies in order to curb unsustainable and unprofitable fishing activity. The World Trade Organization’s upcoming 12th Ministerial Conference in Geneva will test the credibility of that pledge.

    call on governments to end harmful fisheries subsidies at the upcoming WTO Ministerial Conference.
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    Joseph S. Nye, Jr.

    No longer the stuff of science fiction, artificial intelligence is already threatening to upend politics, war, and wide swaths of the economy. Henry Kissinger, Eric Schmidt, and MIT’s Daniel Huttenlocher offer a primer on what to expect next.

    reviews a highly anticipated new book on artificial intelligence by Henry Kissinger, Eric Schmidt, and Daniel Huttenlocher.
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