Curated collections of commentaries not just on topics in the news, but also on the deeper issues driving the news.
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…
Apr 21, 2021
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Today’s media landscape is littered with landmines: open hostility from illiberal and autocratic regimes, mounting censorship in countries such as Hungary, Turkey,…
On January 20, Joe Biden will succeed Donald Trump as US president with America’s democratic constitutional order under its greatest strain since the …
Project Syndicate commentaries on rule-of-law issues around the world.
Dec 10, 2020
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Much has been written about Big Data, artificial intelligence, and automation. The Fourth Industrial Revolution will have far-reaching implications fo…
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…
As the United States confronts what is possibly its most consequential election of modern times, PS commentators examine its economic, political, soci…
Dec 18, 2020
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The challenges facing developing countries – from providing clean water to fighting infectious diseases – are jeopardizing their economic growth prospects, …
As the COVID-19 crisis escalates, PS commentators assess its implications for the economy, propose policy responses, and consider what might – and sho…
Education does not benefit only its recipients; it has a profound impact on national economic outcomes. Poor educational performance may be a determin…
PS congratulates Carmen M. Reinhart, a contributor since 2014, on her appointment to serve as the World Bank's vice president and chief economist.
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The biggest cloud hanging over the world economy is the incipient trade war with China launched by US President Donald Trump. But with America’s closes…
Efforts to combat climate change through sustainable development are as complex as they are important for the future of humanity. With US President Donald T…
Africa’s economic rise is a world-changing development, but the sources of its emerging strength – and lingering weaknesses – are little understood. W…