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Putin's War on Ukraine

184 commentaries, Updated on 24 May 2022

Russia has failed to achieve the quick victory in Ukraine for which it apparently hoped, but a prolonged war of attrition would amount to a different …

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Democracy and Its Enemies

67 commentaries, Updated on 5 May 2022

Project Syndicate commentaries on the growing threats to liberal democracy, open societies, and the rule of law around the world.

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The COVID-19 Crisis

844 commentaries, Updated on 20 May 2022

As the COVID-19 crisis escalates, PS commentators assess its implications for the economy, propose policy responses, and consider what might – and sho…

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The Security Deficit

14 commentaries, Updated on 21 Mar 2022

As the world changes rapidly, so does the nature of the risks we face. Yet our models for mitigating security threats have largely failed to keep up. …

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Climate Justice

41 commentaries, Updated on 11 Feb 2022

As former Irish President Mary Robinson and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Desmond Tutu pointed out nearly a decade ago, “climate change is a matter of ju…

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The Female Voice

83 commentaries, Updated on 18 May 2022

To celebrate International Women’s Day, Project Syndicate is highlighting a selection of insightful commentaries written by female contributors on iss…

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Our Planet, Our Future

19 commentaries, Updated on 24 Nov 2021

In the run-up to the first-ever Nobel Prize Summit, Project Syndicate – in partnership with the Nobel Foundation, the Potsdam Institute for Climate Im…

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Paris Peace Forum

9 commentaries, Updated on 18 May 2022

In partnership with the Paris Peace Forum, Project Syndicate has curated a selection of commentaries examining pressing challenges to global governanc…

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The African Century

234 commentaries, Updated on 17 May 2022

Africa’s economic rise is a world-changing development, but the sources of its emerging strength – and lingering weaknesses – are little understood. W…

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Press Released

113 commentaries, Updated on 20 May 2022

Today’s media landscape is littered with landmines: open hostility from illiberal and autocratic regimes, mounting censorship in countries such as Hungary, Turkey,…

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Visionary Voices

239 commentaries, Updated on 19 May 2022

The challenges facing developing countries – from providing clean water to fighting infectious diseases – are jeopardizing their economic growth prospects, …

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State of Hope

3 commentaries, Updated on 19 Jul 2021

Nelson Mandela once said, "May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.” It is in that spirit that, this Mandela Day, Project Syndicate, in pa…

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    The Peace Process Ukraine’s Supporters Should Support

    Yanis Varoufakis

    Calls for a decisive Ukrainian victory have been growing as Russia’s military incompetence continues to be exposed. But with the world teetering on the edge of recession and the developing world facing a spiral of hunger and forced migration, it would be a grave error to dismiss those calling for a negotiated peace.

    urges those not directly involved in the war to help the combatants envisage the terms of a negotiated peace.
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    Climate Consensus in the Middle East

    Werner Hoyer

    The Middle East will face its own unique set of challenges in the age of climate change, from changing rainfall patterns and water scarcity to heatwaves and wildfires. While most of the region recognizes the need for more investment to tackle these issues, closer cross-border cooperation will also be necessary.

    wants to take advantage of a rare area of agreement in the region to advance green projects and investments.
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