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    Progressive Federalism to Combat Judicial Extremism

    Laura Tyson & Lenny Mendonca show how state governments can fend off the Supreme Court’s assault on citizens’ interests and rights.
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    The Taliban’s War on Women and Girls

    Yasmine Sherif & Gordon Brown urge the Afghan government to honor its promises on education and economic participation.
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    Each month, She Writes highlights women whose ideas deserve wider attention and offers a curated selection of Project Syndicate’s most incisive commentaries by women from the previous month.

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    Can Gender Equality Be Saved?

    Khadyja Sy & Lindsay Glassco show how the pandemic has reversed progress for women and girls in Africa and elsewhere.
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    A Requiem for Women’s Rights in America

    Laura Tyson surveys the damage the Supreme Court has wrought with its ruling overturning Roe v. Wade.
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    The US Front in the Global War on Women

    Ngaire Woods notes that the Supreme Court’s elimination of the federal right to abortion accompanies rising gender violence.
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    Africa’s Domestic-Violence Epidemic

    Tijani Salami & Jane Otai call attention to a widespread but underreported problem that demands a whole-of-society response.
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    Qatar’s Human-Rights Reversal

    Lara Nuwayhid describes how, months before the World Cup, the country is backsliding on its pledge to protect workers.
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    Women’s Rights and Childhood Poverty

    Laura Tyson & Lenny Mendonca think it will fall to progressive US states to mitigate the impact of harsh new abortion restrictions.
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    The Key to Unlocking Africa’s Economic Potential

    Landry Signé explains why fostering trade integration and regional value chains is essential for the continent to prosper.
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    Geopolitical Davids and Goliaths

    Harold James considers lessons from smaller countries about how to wield power and influence in the twenty-first century.
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    Preparing for the Next Global Catastrophe

    José Manuel Barroso explains why global leaders must focus on creating equitable response mechanisms ahead of the next crisis.
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    Italy’s Next Government Must Tackle Climate Security

    Luca Bergamaschi shows why the country’s politicians can no longer afford to ignore a major threat to national security.
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    Europe and the New Non-Alignment

    Laurence Tubiana

    Despite the massive civilian suffering in Ukraine, many countries have been wary of taking sides, owing both to a perception of European double standards and to Russia’s leverage over energy and commodity prices. But while new geopolitical dynamics have complicated climate advocacy, they certainly haven't derailed it.

    sees both challenges and opportunities for climate policy in an era of geopolitical fragmentation.
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    The Sting of Climate Risk Is in the Tails

    Mark Cliffe thinks conventional models have overemphasized the long term at the expense of more immediate threats.
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    Should Humanities Professors Be Automated?

    Nicholas Agar considers the implications of recent successes with AI-generated academic research and writing.
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    Should Energy Companies’ Windfall Profits Be Taxed?

    Imposing a one-off tax on energy companies’ extraordinary profits might seem like a no-brainer at a time of soaring inflation, but the idea has more than a few detractors. As policymakers in a growing number of economies move ahead, we asked PS commentators whether they are right to do so.

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    The Global Necessity of American Democracy

    Javier Solana shows why the political health of the United States has become a matter of global concern.

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