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    Alexei Navalny Did Not Die for Nothing

    Ian Buruma

    The Russian opposition leader faced a dilemma that all dissenters in authoritarian states must grapple with: live in exile and fade into obscurity, or confront an oppressive regime and risk imprisonment and torture. Navalny’s choice – and the price he paid for making it – will inspire dissidents for generations to come.

    highlights the crucial role of political martyrs in inspiring resistance to oppressive regimes.
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    Making Bretton Woods Work for Africa

    Hippolyte Fofack envisions a reformed global financial architecture that provides equal access to long-term patient capital.
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    The Algorithm and Its Discontents

    Mariana Mazzucato & Ilan Strauss propose five principles to ensure that the digital economy serves the public good before short-term profit.
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    Making Sense of Society

    Michael Spence considers why a healthy civil society is crucial to good governance and inclusive prosperity.
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    Carbon Credits Hold the Key to Combating Deforestation

    Roselyn Fosuah Adjei explains how nature-based offsets could help reduce emissions and benefit local communities.
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    Shock Therapy Killed Navalny

    Antara Haldar argues that while Vladimir Putin bears responsibility, so do the economic policies that put him in power.
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    Putin’s Silk Road Around Sanctions

    Robin Brooks & Simon Johnson urge Europe and the G7 to stop the re-export of Western goods to Russia from Central Asia and the Caucasus.
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    The Submergence of Emerging Markets

    Andrés Velasco worries that major middle-income economies are facing a prolonged slowdown, jeopardizing global convergence.
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    To Fight Climate Change, End Fossil-Fuel Subsidies

    Günther Thallinger & Ludovic Subran urge policymakers to recognize the true costs of a policy that harms the planet and does not help the poor.
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    How AI Could Reshape Medicine

    Junaid Nabi highlights the new technology’s potential to transform how we diagnose, treat, and prevent diseases.
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  1. Carbon Credits Hold the Key to Combating Deforestation
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    Carbon Credits Hold the Key to Combating Deforestation

    Mar 1, 2024 Roselyn Fosuah Adjei explains how nature-based offsets could help reduce emissions and benefit local communities.

  2. Alexei Navalny Did Not Die for Nothing
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    Alexei Navalny Did Not Die for Nothing

    Mar 1, 2024 Ian Buruma highlights the crucial role of political martyrs in inspiring resistance to oppressive regimes.

  3. The Submergence of Emerging Markets
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    The Submergence of Emerging Markets

    Mar 1, 2024 Andrés Velasco worries that major middle-income economies are facing a prolonged slowdown, jeopardizing global convergence.

  4. How AI Could Reshape Medicine
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    How AI Could Reshape Medicine

    Mar 1, 2024 Junaid Nabi highlights the new technology’s potential to transform how we diagnose, treat, and prevent diseases.

  5. Making Bretton Woods Work for Africa
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    Making Bretton Woods Work for Africa

    Mar 1, 2024 Hippolyte Fofack envisions a reformed global financial architecture that provides equal access to long-term patient capital.

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    Making Bretton Woods Work for Africa

    Hippolyte Fofack envisions a reformed global financial architecture that provides equal access to long-term patient capital.
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    The War for the West

    Ivan Krastev interviewed by Sławomir Sierakowski about the conflict in Ukraine and the challenges facing Western democracies in a changing world.
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    Which AI Risks Matter?

    Edoardo Campanella considers three leading experts’ assessments of the technology’s future capabilities and their implications.
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    Tim O'Reilly on AI development, regulation, copyright lawsuits, and more

    Tim O'Reilly shows how the imperatives of modern capitalism impede the development of broadly beneficial artificial intelligence, criticizes prevailing regulatory approaches to data privacy, considers how Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos went from value-creators to value-extractors, and more.
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    What Was Capitalism?

    James Livingston asks whether those at the commanding heights of today's economy are steering us toward feudalism or fatuousness.
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    The Rise of Consumer Crypto

    Steve Kaczynski & Scott Duke Kominers detail a wide range of business uses for non-fungible tokens and other blockchain-based technologies.

Around the world, foreign-policy strategists are grappling with new international dynamics, from the Sino-American rivalry and ongoing hot wars to the broader breakdown in multilateral global governance. However, there is much debate about whether global power and alignments are truly shifting, and in what ways.

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    To Fight Climate Change, End Fossil-Fuel Subsidies

    Günther Thallinger & Ludovic Subran urge policymakers to recognize the true costs of a policy that harms the planet and does not help the poor.
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    Catalytic Capital Holds the Key to Southeast Asia’s Green Transition

    Kitty Bu & Stefanie Fairholme highlight the potential role of early-stage funding in advancing the region’s decarbonization efforts.
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    The Case for Mission-Driven Climate Finance

    Bogolo Kenewendo argues that Africa has the ideas, ambition, and capacity to implement green solutions – just not the funding.

Opinion that Moves

  1. Andrés Velasco The Submergence of Emerging Markets
  2. Robin Brooks, et al. Putin’s Silk Road Around Sanctions
  3. Wempi Saputra Banking on the World Bank’s Knowledge
  4. Cina Lawson, et al. A Global Cash-Transfer Fund Could End Extreme Poverty

  1. Ian Buruma Alexei Navalny Did Not Die for Nothing
  2. Antara Haldar Shock Therapy Killed Navalny
  3. Nicholas Reed Langen Judgment Days for Democracy
  4. Stephen S. Roach The Drums of US-China Cyber War

  1. Junaid Nabi How AI Could Reshape Medicine
  2. Gordon Brown Empowering the Pandemic Accord
  3. Tom Achoki What Corporations Need to Know About Public Health
  4. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, et al. Strengthening Africa’s Community Health Programs

  1. Roselyn Fosuah Adjei Carbon Credits Hold the Key to Combating Deforestation
  2. Günther Thallinger, et al. To Fight Climate Change, End Fossil-Fuel Subsidies
  3. Kitty Bu, et al. Catalytic Capital Holds the Key to Southeast Asia’s Green Transition
  4. Bogolo Kenewendo The Case for Mission-Driven Climate Finance

  1. Mariana Mazzucato, et al. The Algorithm and Its Discontents
  2. Josh Burek Is Blockchain Ready for Primetime?
  3. S. Alex Yang, et al. The Case for Regulating Generative AI Through Common Law
  4. Bertrand Badré, et al. How to Democratize AI

  1. Michael Spence Making Sense of Society
  2. Natalie Dunleavy Campbell, et al. The US Is Jeopardizing the Open Internet
  3. Célestin Monga How to Finance Higher Education in Africa
  4. Peter Singer The Competitive Edge of Doing Good

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

  1. Roselyn Fosuah Adjei Carbon Credits Hold the Key to Combating Deforestation
  2. Hippolyte Fofack Making Bretton Woods Work for Africa
  3. Rabah Arezki Africa’s Shifting Economic Paradigm

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

  1. Natalie Dunleavy Campbell, et al. The US Is Jeopardizing the Open Internet
  2. Mark Esposito, et al. The Threat of Persuasive AI
  3. Karina Montoya The Google Trial’s Dangerous Secrecy

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

  1. Gordon Brown Empowering the Pandemic Accord
  2. Ann Lindstrand, et al. Lessons from Lower-Income Countries’ COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts
  3. Peter Sands Pandemic or Not, Medical Oxygen Remains Essential