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The Security Deficit

7 commentaries, Updated on 30 Aug 2021

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. …

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The Fall of Kabul

30 commentaries, Updated on 17 Sep 2021

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…

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The Female Voice

102 commentaries, Updated on 20 Aug 2021

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

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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…

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Democracy and Its Enemies

32 commentaries, Updated on 14 Sep 2021

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

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Press Released

106 commentaries, Updated on 25 Aug 2021

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

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Climate Justice

28 commentaries, Updated on 6 Sep 2021

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…

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Our Planet, Our Future

Curated by Lauren Butler
18 commentaries, Updated on 21 Jun 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…

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Education: The Brain Gain

118 commentaries, Updated on 15 Sep 2021

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

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The African Century

206 commentaries, Updated on 1 Sep 2021

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

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Donald Rumsfeld (1932 – 2021)

4 commentaries, Updated on 5 May 2006

Donald Rumsfeld (1932-2021), twice US secretary of defense, was one of America’s great bureaucratic infighters, famously undermining Henry Kissinger d…

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Visionary Voices

209 commentaries, Updated on 17 Sep 2021

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

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Hans Küng: 1928-2021

4 commentaries, Updated on 26 May 2010

Hans Küng, the philosopher/priest who was silenced by conservative popes following his role in shaping the Second Vatican Council’s liberal reforms, has died at the…

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America’s Turbulent Transition

55 commentaries, Updated on 5 May 2021

On January 20, Joe Biden will succeed Donald Trump as US president with America’s democratic constitutional order under its greatest strain since the …

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Rule of Law

16 commentaries, Updated on 10 Dec 2020

Project Syndicate commentaries on rule-of-law issues around the world.

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Value in the Age of AI

37 commentaries, Updated on 26 Mar 2021

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

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The US Election

Curated by Lauren Butler
76 commentaries, Updated on 18 Dec 2020

As the United States confronts what is possibly its most consequential election of modern times, PS commentators examine its economic, political, soci…

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The COVID-19 Crisis

776 commentaries, Updated on 13 Sep 2021

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

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    Inflation in the Shadow of Debt

    John H. Cochrane

    History has shown that it is much easier to stay ahead of inflation than it is to play catch-up. By ignoring this basic truth, US policymakers are both missing a big opportunity and inviting economic disaster.

    questions whether the US Federal Reserve could carry out a successful monetary stabilization if needed.
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