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Climate Justice

38 commentaries, Updated on 8 Nov 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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Paris Peace Forum

8 commentaries, Updated on 28 Nov 2021

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

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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…

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The Security Deficit

9 commentaries, Updated on 25 Nov 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

36 commentaries, Updated on 12 Nov 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

107 commentaries, Updated on 24 Nov 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

40 commentaries, Updated on 23 Nov 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

107 commentaries, Updated on 8 Oct 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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Education: The Brain Gain

122 commentaries, Updated on 12 Nov 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

212 commentaries, Updated on 23 Nov 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

219 commentaries, Updated on 28 Nov 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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    Building a Better Global Health Framework

    Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

    The COVID-19 pandemic will not be our last. That is why, as we recover and rebuild from this crisis, we must also take steps to ensure that we can meet future disease outbreaks with effective cooperation and collaboration, instead of the kind of chaos and confusion that have exacerbated the current one.

    identifies four priorities for improving future pandemic preparedness and response.
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