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268 commentaries, Updated on 29 Sep 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. Dina Khapaeva Putin’s New Nuclear Blackmail
  2. Mark Leonard Preparing for the Long War
  3. Robert D. Kaplan Russia, Iran, and the Perils of Post-Autocracy
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92 commentaries, Updated on 29 Sep 2022

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

  1. Ian Buruma Hide the Swastikas
  2. Andre Pagliarini Bolsonarismo After Bolsonaro
  3. Jan-Werner Mueller Why Populists Don’t Concede
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861 commentaries, Updated on 23 Sep 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. José Manuel Barroso Preparing for the Next Global Catastrophe
  2. Mariana Mazzucato Failing the Pandemic Preparedness Test
  3. William A. Haseltine Public-Health Funding Today Keeps the Doctor Away
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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. Lolwah Al-Khater, et al. Building the Green-Recovery Consensus
  2. Kemal Derviş, et al. Will Ukraine's Tragedy Spur UN Security Council Reform?
  3. Thitinan Pongsudhirak Southeast Asia's New-Old Cold War
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47 commentaries, Updated on 13 Sep 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. Hindou Ibrahim The Best Way to Preserve Nature Is Also the Fairest
  2. Mo Ibrahim What Climate Justice Means for Africa
  3. Laura Chinchilla Miranda The Varieties of Climate Inequality
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91 commentaries, Updated on 19 Aug 2022

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

  1. Laura Tyson, et al. Progressive Federalism to Combat Judicial Extremism
  2. Yasmine Sherif, et al. The Taliban’s War on Women and Girls
  3. Khadyja Sy, et al. Can Gender Equality Be Saved?
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10 commentaries, Updated on 7 Sep 2022

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

  1. Tomicah Tillemann What Is Web3 Good For?
  2. David Malpass Aiding the Digital Revolution in Global Financial Inclusion
  3. Dante Alighieri Disparte Yes, Crypto Still Matters
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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. Johan Rockström, et al. Green Business After COP26
  2. Johan Rockström, et al. Deciding Humanity’s Future
  3. Bryan Doerries The Tragedy of Climate Change
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248 commentaries, Updated on 23 Sep 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. Landry Signé The Key to Unlocking Africa’s Economic Potential
  2. Donald P. Kaberuka Investing in Africa’s Health
  3. Daniel Cohen, et al. A Fork in the Road for Development Financing
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116 commentaries, Updated on 22 Sep 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. Nicholas Agar Should Humanities Professors Be Automated?
  2. William A. Haseltine Health Messaging in the Disinformation Age
  3. Noëlle Lenoir Fighting Big Lies
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258 commentaries, Updated on 23 Sep 2022

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

  1. José Manuel Barroso Preparing for the Next Global Catastrophe
  2. Mark Cliffe The Sting of Climate Risk Is in the Tails
  3. Donald P. Kaberuka Investing in Africa’s Health
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42 commentaries, Updated on 16 Aug 2022

PS commentators weigh in on the sudden collapse of the Afghan government and the return of the Taliban two decades after the group was ousted from pow…

  1. Carl Bildt Did the Afghan Failure Lead to the Ukraine War?
  2. Brahma Chellaney The Afghan Abyss
  3. Charles A. Kupchan, et al. America's Afghan Imperative
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    Development, Decarbonization, and Dumb Landowners

    Ricardo Hausmann argues that governments must manage natural resources more effectively to promote green growth.
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    The Trade Agenda Today

    Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala interviewed by Anne O. Krueger

    Recent global developments have shown what is at stake when trade becomes less open and transparent. To assess the current state of the international trading system and what lies in store for it, Anne O. Krueger queries World Trade Organization Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala about the biggest challenges facing her organization.

    about the challenges facing her organization.
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    King Dollar

    In recent weeks, the US dollar has reached 20-year highs against key foreign currencies, and all-time highs against the Chinese renminbi and the British pound. What is sustaining the greenback’s surge, and what are its most significant consequences?

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    The US Inflation Bonanza for Sovereign Debtors

    Gautam Nair & Federico Sturzenegger identify the big winners of a shock that is diluting mountains of debt around the world.
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    Hide the Swastikas

    Ian Buruma examines the renaissance and governing prospects of Europe’s far-right political parties.
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    Pound Foolishness

    Jim O'Neill blames the new UK government's fiscal plan for the British currency's collapse to historic lows.
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    Bolsonarismo After Bolsonaro

    Andre Pagliarini suspects the Brazilian president knows he is heading for defeat in October’s election.
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    The Faith-Based Reaganomics of Liz Truss

    Chris Patten argues that the UK government's new fiscal plan is reckless and may lead to an economic crisis.
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    Putin’s New Nuclear Blackmail

    Dina Khapaeva urges Western leaders not to give in to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s threats.

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