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The challenges facing developing countries – from providing clean water to fighting infectious diseases – are jeopardizing their economic growth prospects, on which the global economy’s health increasingly depends. Project Syndicate, in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, provides analysis of the trends and debates shaping developing countries’ potential – and the global economy’s prospects.

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    Understanding the US-China Rivalry

    Edoardo Campanella

    US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan may have widened the divide between the United States and China even further. But the Sino-American rivalry has been building for years, if not decades, alongside each power's evolving role in the international system.

    reviews five recent books on the recent history, and worrisome future, of the Sino-American relationship.
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    Will US-China Tensions Boil Over?

    A toxic mix of mutual distrust and rising nationalism – with Taiwan the immediate flash point – has brought Sino-American relations to their lowest point in decades. While neither China nor the United States appears to want a military conflict, we asked PS commentators whether the two powers might nonetheless stumble into one.

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