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322 commentaries, Updated on 28 May 2024

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

  1. Vera Songwe A New Dawn for US-African Cooperation?
  2. Kingsley Moghalu Africa Can’t Prosper Without Regional Trade
  3. William Ruto How G7 Leaders Can Unlock Financing for Africa
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56 commentaries, Updated on 24 May 2024

Project Syndicate commentaries on the conflict in Gaza following the October 7, 2023, Hamas attacks on Israel.

  1. Anne O. Krueger Divestment from Israel Will Not Bring Peace
  2. Slavoj Žižek Protests of Despair
  3. Shlomo Ben-Ami The Unbearable Lightness of Anti-Zionism
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34 commentaries, Updated on 28 May 2024

Project Syndicate commentaries on the issues and trends shaping the biggest global election year in history.

  1. Salome Samadashvili The Global Implications of Georgia’s Political Crisis
  2. Raghuram G. Rajan The Indian Election and the Country’s Economic Future
  3. J. Bradford DeLong The Threat of Trumpflation and a Fed War
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129 commentaries, Updated on 14 May 2024

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

  1. Razan Khalifa Al Mubarak, et al. A Turning Point for Clean Cooking
  2. Rachel Ruto Clean Cooking Advances Women’s Empowerment
  3. Lilja Dögg Alfreðsdóttir How to Close the Gender Wage Gap
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32 commentaries, Updated on 10 May 2024

In Finance of the Future, Project Syndicate, with support from Circle, brings together leading experts, innovators, regulators, and more to examine th…

  1. Agustín Carstens, et al. The Rise of the Finternet
  2. Mariana Mazzucato, et al. Central Banks in a Cashless World
  3. Paolo Tasca The Struggle for Currency Supremacy
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90 commentaries, Updated on 22 Apr 2024

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…

  1. Justina Nixon-Saintil AI Holds the Key to Resilient Cities
  2. Iván Duque Márquez How Guyana Became Latin America’s Leading Development Lab
  3. Laurence Tubiana Taxing Polluters Is the Key to Climate Justice
Putin's War on Ukraine

437 commentaries, Updated on 21 May 2024

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 …

  1. Yuriy Gorodnichenko, et al. The Case for Ukraine’s NATO Accession
  2. Richard Haass Defining Success in Ukraine
  3. Anders Åslund A Unified Western Strategy for Ukraine
The Light Bulb

59 commentaries, Updated on 28 May 2024

In The New Enlightenment, Project Syndicate, in partnership with The New Institute, brings together leading experts, academics, practitioners, and pol…

  1. Mariana Mazzucato The Economics of Health for All
  2. Mariana Mazzucato, et al. Governments Must Shape AI’s Future
  3. Bertrand Badré, et al. How to Democratize AI
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47 commentaries, Updated on 9 May 2024

Activists, campaigners, and other experts consider how to support freedom, justice, and human dignity globally.

  1. Lilja Dögg Alfreðsdóttir How to Close the Gender Wage Gap
  2. David Alton, et al. Who Should Decide If It’s Genocide?
  3. Graça Machel The World’s Moral Failure in Gaza
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90 commentaries, Updated on 27 May 2024

PS commentators consider how to seize the opportunities and mitigate the risks created by artificial intelligence.

  1. Anne-Marie Slaughter, et al. Can AI Improve Family Life?
  2. Reid Hoffman Maxims for the AI Age
  3. Daron Acemoglu Don’t Believe the AI Hype
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216 commentaries, Updated on 17 May 2024

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

  1. Richard K. Sherwin King Trump on Trial
  2. Dalia Marin The Zero-Sum Logic Fueling the Rise of Germany’s Far Right
  3. Pranab Bardhan The Popular Decimation of India’s Democracy
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134 commentaries, Updated on 2 May 2024

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

  1. Jodie Ginsberg Our Freedoms Depend on Press Freedom
  2. Carsten Brosda Must Democratizing the Media Be Bad for Democracy?
  3. Anya Schiffrin, et al. Quality Journalism Is More Important than Ever
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    The Economics of Health for All

    Mariana Mazzucato explains why pandemic prevention and preparedness must be embedded in economic policymaking.
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    The Dangerous Incoherence of US Trade Policy

    Stephen S. Roach warns that America’s latest tariffs against China raise the risk of a catastrophic superpower conflict.
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    A New Dawn for US-African Cooperation?

    Vera Songwe identifies three ways that the United States can ultimately help itself by helping the continent.
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    Raghuram G. Rajan and Rohit Lamba on Indian job creation, industrial policy, democracy, and more

    Raghuram G. Rajan & Rohit Lamba argue that India must place the highest priority on creating and owning intellectual property, advocate an alternative to interventionist industrial policies like subsidies, call for the decentralization of Indian governance at every level, and more.
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    The Global Implications of Georgia’s Political Crisis

    Salome Samadashvili

    Borrowing from the Kremlin’s playbook, Bidzina Ivanishvili, Georgia’s de facto ruler, is seeking to eliminate foreign-funded NGOs, suppress independent media, and eradicate the political opposition. His determination to establish an authoritarian regime reflects his harmony of interests with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

    implores the US and Europe to bolster democracy in the country at a make-or-break moment.
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    Read More Summer 2024 Reading List

    PS editors share books that have impressed them lately, and say why you should consider adding them to your summer reading list.
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    Building Resilience in the Developing World

    Erik Berglöf argues for additional financing mechanisms to protect low-income economies against proliferating shocks.
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    Iran’s Succession Crisis Is a Legitimacy Crisis

    Abbas Milani explains why few Iranians within or outside the country truly mourn the death of President Ebrahim Raisi.
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    Central Banks’ New-Old Inflationary Bias

    Kenneth Rogoff explains why policymakers are more likely to risk higher prices during periods of economic uncertainty.

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