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    The Future of Global Power

    Joschka Fischer

    Although the Sino-American rivalry was escalating long before the COVID-19 crisis erupted, it has since been thrown into overdrive. But while both countries are pursuing a zero-sum vision of the future, only one is doing so with a long-term strategy.

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    PS on Sunday

    A selection of essential PS content from the past seven days, giving you the information and insights you need as you prepare to start the new week.


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    PS Say More: Nicholas Agar

    May 26, 2020 Nicholas Agar emphasizes the importance of unchosen social interactions, warns that technology cannot replace them, and wonders whether COVID-19 is enough of a shock to improve the lives of poor people in the long term.



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The Euro’s German Question

Featured in this Big Picture
  1. Willem H. Buiter,
  2. Marcel Fratzscher,
  3. Daniel Gros,
  4. Hans-Helmut Kotz,
  5. Katharina Pistor,
  6. Hans-Werner Sinn

With a controversial recent ruling, Germany’s Federal Constitutional Court has intensified its long-standing conflict with the European Central Bank. Does the court’s judgment represent an existential threat to the eurozone, or is it the wake-up call that Europe needs?

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Green Today, Gone Tomorrow?

Featured in this Big Picture
  1. Bertrand Badré,
  2. Kemal Derviş,
  3. Sandrine Dixson-Declève,
  4. Ottmar Edenhofer,
  5. Hunter Lovins,
  6. Kian Mintz-Woo,
  7. Kate Raworth,
  8. Johan Rockström,
  9. Hans Joachim Schellnhuber,
  10. Peter Singer,
  11. Sebastián Strauss,
  12. Gernot Wagner

The COVID-19 crisis represents an unexpected opportunity to accelerate the transition to a more sustainable and resilient economy. But as societies start to emerge from the pandemic, will the temptation to return to business as usual prove too great?

25 years of the World's Opinion Page

Renewing Europe

Mar 4, 2019 Emmanuel Macron

To commemorate its founding 25 years ago, PS is republishing a selection of commentaries written since 1994. 

In the following commentary, Emmanuel Macron called on EU citizens to focus on three goals ahead of the critical European Parliament election in May 2019.

Comments From: Chris Patten, Diane Coyle, Clemens Fuest, Stefan Gerlach, Anatole Kaletsky, Christopher Smart, Ana Palacio, Mark Leonard, Edoardo Campanella, Lucrezia Reichlin, Daniel Gros, Éloi Laurent, Jacek Rostowski, Helmut Anheier, Erik Berglöf, Carl Bildt, Gene Frieda.




Opinion that Moves

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The African Century

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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Press Released

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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The COVID-19 Crisis

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