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Curated collections of commentaries not just on topics in the news, but also on the deeper issues driving the news.

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Education: The Brain Gain

94 commentaries, Updated on 11 Oct 2018

Education does not benefit only its recipients; it has a profound impact on national economic outcomes. Poor educational performance may be a determin… read more

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Value in the Age of AI

36 commentaries, Updated on 12 May 2020

Much has been written about Big Data, artificial intelligence, and automation. The Fourth Industrial Revolution will have far-reaching implications fo… read more

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Reinhart to the World Bank

11 commentaries, Updated on 15 May 2020

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 COVID-19 Crisis

335 commentaries, Updated on 29 May 2020

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

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Trump, Trade, and China

100 commentaries, Updated on 20 Jan 2020

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… read more

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Press Released

73 commentaries, Updated on 7 May 2020

Today’s media landscape is littered with landmines: open hostility by US President Donald Trump, mounting censorship in countries such as Hungary, Turkey, a… read more

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51 commentaries, Updated on 4 Mar 2019

Project Syndicate celebrates its 25th anniversary with PS 25, a collection of our hardest-hitting commentaries so far.

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Future Cities

31 commentaries, Updated on 24 Sep 2019

Half of the world’s population live in cities, and that share is growing rapidly. How can cities expand, maintain services and communities, and be envi… read more

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Solutions for Sustainable Development

32 commentaries, Updated on 26 Sep 2019

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… read more

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The African Century

157 commentaries, Updated on 27 May 2020

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

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Havel Lives

23 commentaries, Updated on 3 Feb 2012

December 18 marks the first anniversary of the death of Václav Havel – playwright, dissident, president, giant of the twentieth and twenty-first centu… read more

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Their Faintest Hour

Curated by PS Commentators
2 commentaries, Updated on 26 Jul 2019

With Boris Johnson’s improbable ascendance as Britain’s new prime minister, the absurdity of British politics in the age of Brexit has plumbed new dep… read more

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Lagarde to the ECB

10 commentaries, Updated on 24 Jan 2018

PS congratulates Christine Lagarde, a contributor since 2009, on her nomination to serve as president of the European Central Bank. In this collection… read more

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Martin Feldstein (1939 – 2019)

7 commentaries, Updated on 25 Feb 2019

Martin Feldstein, a professor of economics at Harvard, a former chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, and a monthly Project Syndic… read more

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The Future of Europe

106 commentaries, Updated on 5 Feb 2020

After the election of President Emmanuel Macron in France and the return of a centrist grand coalition government in Germany, many hoped that the Franco-German ax… read more

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The 2018 United Nations General Assembly

23 commentaries, Updated on 1 Oct 2018

At the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly this year, the Sustainable Development Goals for 2030 and global public health are among the top issu… read more

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Kofi A. Annan, 1938-2018

7 commentaries, Updated on 16 Feb 2018

Kofi A. Annan, Secretary General of the United Nations (1997-2006) and a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, was one of the greatest diplomats of our time. Un… read more

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Vladimir Voinovich: 1932-2018

2 commentaries, Updated on 29 Jun 2010

Vladimir Voinovich, perhaps the last of the great Soviet dissident writers, has died at age 85, having outlived the regime that sent him into exile. V… read more

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    Globalizing the Fight Against the Pandemic

    Carlos Alvarado Quesada & Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

    As a global problem that will remain a threat everywhere as long as it is still present anywhere, the novel coronavirus demands a collective and collaborative response. With a new COVID-19 Technology Access Pool to share data and intellectual property, all countries and companies now have a chance to become a part of the solution.

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    China’s Hong Kong Gamble

    The Chinese government’s decision to impose a draconian new security law on the city has sparked a fresh wave of local protests and triggered hostile reactions around the world. The measure will have dramatic consequences for Hong Kong and its people – but potentially for China’s communist regime, too.

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    The Art of AI

    Project Syndicate interviews

    As the world enters a new decade, research and development into artificial intelligence is barreling forward. Although popular narratives tend to focus on the threats posed by AI, the truth is that many of the technology's dangers have been overhyped, and its promises neglected.

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