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Putin's War on Ukraine

242 commentaries, Updated on 4 Aug 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 …

  1. How to Win Friends and Drain Russia’s War Machine

    Aug 4, 2022 Anders Åslund
  2. Erdoğan the Diplomat?

    Aug 4, 2022 Ana Palacio
  3. Did Putin Bring Down Draghi?

    Aug 4, 2022 Federico Fubini
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Democracy and Its Enemies

77 commentaries, Updated on 5 Aug 2022

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

  1. Far-right Populists Come Out of the Racist Closet

    Aug 5, 2022 Nina L. Khrushcheva
  2. The End of Contemporary History

    Aug 1, 2022 Joschka Fischer
  3. America’s Dangerous Descent into Violence

    Jul 22, 2022 Richard K. Sherwin
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The COVID-19 Crisis

854 commentaries, Updated on 3 Aug 2022

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

  1. Biosecurity Is National Security

    Aug 3, 2022 Matthew McKnight & Neil Maniar
  2. An Effective Pandemic Response Must Be Truly Global

    Jul 20, 2022 Mariana Mazzucato & Jayati Ghosh
  3. Managing the Megacrisis of 2022

    Jul 19, 2022 José Ramos-Horta, et al.
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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. …

  1. Building the Green-Recovery Consensus

    Mar 21, 2022 Lolwah Al-Khater & Brian Finlay
  2. Will Ukraine's Tragedy Spur UN Security Council Reform?

    Mar 3, 2022 Kemal Derviş & José Antonio Ocampo
  3. Southeast Asia's New-Old Cold War

    Feb 2, 2022 Thitinan Pongsudhirak
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Climate Justice

42 commentaries, Updated on 5 Aug 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…

  1. All Are Welcome at the Climate Club

    Aug 5, 2022 Avram Alpert & Dennis J. Snower
  2. Climate Accountability Now

    Feb 11, 2022 Mary Robinson
  3. Righting the Injustice of Africa's Water Crisis

    Feb 9, 2022 Alex Simalabwi
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The Female Voice

88 commentaries, Updated on 12 Jul 2022

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

  1. A Requiem for Women’s Rights in America

    Jul 12, 2022 Laura Tyson
  2. The US Front in the Global War on Women

    Jun 28, 2022 Ngaire Woods
  3. Africa’s Domestic-Violence Epidemic

    Jun 9, 2022 Tijani Salami & Jane Otai
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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…

  1. Green Business After COP26

    Nov 24, 2021 Johan Rockström & Tobias Raffel
  2. Deciding Humanity’s Future

    Jun 21, 2021 Johan Rockström, et al.
  3. The Tragedy of Climate Change

    May 18, 2021 Bryan Doerries
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Paris Peace Forum

10 commentaries, Updated on 13 Jul 2022

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

  1. The Financial System Africa Needs

    Jul 13, 2022 Vera Songwe
  2. Preparing for Climate Overshoot

    May 18, 2022 Pascal Lamy
  3. Building a Better Global Health Framework

    Nov 28, 2021 Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
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The African Century

243 commentaries, Updated on 29 Jul 2022

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

  1. Turning Off Congo’s Looting Machine

    Jul 29, 2022 John Prendergast
  2. The Key to Africa’s Economic Revolution

    Jul 18, 2022 Bogolo J. Kenewendo
  3. The Financial System Africa Needs

    Jul 13, 2022 Vera Songwe
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Press Released

114 commentaries, Updated on 26 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,…

  1. Fighting Big Lies

    May 26, 2022 Noëlle Lenoir
  2. The Fight for Press Freedom Is Local

    May 20, 2022 Jos Midas Bartman
  3. Elon Musk’s Twitter Test

    Apr 29, 2022 Zach Meyers
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Visionary Voices

250 commentaries, Updated on 5 Aug 2022

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

  1. Counting Queers

    Aug 5, 2022 Egerton Neto
  2. How a Universal Basic Income Helped Kenyans Fight COVID

    Jul 28, 2022 Tavneet Suri & Nidhi Parekh
  3. The World Needs a Digital Lifeline

    Jul 19, 2022 Riccardo Puliti
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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…

  1. Peacemaking After the Pandemic

    Jul 19, 2021 Juan Manuel Santos
  2. The Power of Civil Society in a Post-Pandemic World

    Jul 16, 2021 Hina Jilani
  3. A Human-Rights Approach to Global Challenges

    Jul 13, 2021 Mary Robinson
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    Debate: Galbraith vs. Furman on Inflation

    Months of high inflation, both in the United States and globally, have fueled intense debates about both root causes and potential solutions. Here, Jason Furman of Harvard University and James K. Galbraith of the University of Texas, Austin, offer opposing perspectives on what has become the year’s biggest economic-policy challenge.

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    The Danger of Nuclear Reactors in War

    Bennett Ramberg

    While countries largely have been reluctant to attack operating nuclear reactors, the Ukraine war has shown that the taboo is fragile. Ultimately, the scale of the threat demands a renewed effort by the international community to fashion a strict legal prohibition.

    shows why the world needs a formal agreement banning attacks on live reactors and related facilities.

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