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324 commentaries, Updated on 14 Jun 2024

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

  1. Mohamed Cheikh El Ghazouani, et al. Putting Africa on the Path to Prosperity
  2. Hakainde Hichilema The G7 Cannot Afford to Ignore Africa
  3. Vera Songwe A New Dawn for US-African Cooperation?
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58 commentaries, Updated on 7 Jun 2024

Project Syndicate commentaries on the conflict in Gaza following the October 7, 2023, Hamas attacks on Israel.

  1. Raja Khalidi The Financial Destruction of Palestine
  2. Yanis Varoufakis Strict Separation Is Not the Answer for Palestine and Israel
  3. Anne O. Krueger Divestment from Israel Will Not Bring Peace
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64 commentaries, Updated on 24 Jun 2024

Project Syndicate commentaries on the issues and trends shaping the biggest global election year in history.

  1. Stephen S. Roach The Defining Economic Issue of the US Election
  2. Carl Bildt What the Next EU Leadership Must Do
  3. Brigitte Granville The Financial Risks of France’s Snap Election
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132 commentaries, Updated on 17 Jun 2024

To celebrate International Women’s Day, Project Syndicate is highlighting a selection of insightful commentaries written by female contributors on iss…

  1. Titir Bhattacharya, et al. Can Private Hospitals Increase Access to Health Care in Developing Countries?
  2. Dolika Banda Investing in African Women Will Yield Outsize Returns
  3. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, et al. During This Super Election Year, More Women Are Needed at the Top
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33 commentaries, Updated on 24 Jun 2024

In Finance of the Future, Project Syndicate, with support from Circle, brings together leading experts, innovators, regulators, and more to examine th…

  1. Jordan Bleicher, et al. The Geopolitical Imperative to Upgrade the Dollar
  2. Agustín Carstens, et al. The Rise of the Finternet
  3. Mariana Mazzucato, et al. Central Banks in a Cashless World
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91 commentaries, Updated on 21 Jun 2024

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…

  1. Mia Amor Mottley, et al. What Climate-Vulnerable Developing Countries Need Right Now
  2. Justina Nixon-Saintil AI Holds the Key to Resilient Cities
  3. Iván Duque Márquez How Guyana Became Latin America’s Leading Development Lab
Putin's War on Ukraine

444 commentaries, Updated on 24 Jun 2024

Russia has failed to achieve the quick victory in Ukraine for which it apparently hoped, but a prolonged war of attrition would amount to a different …

  1. Ana Palacio The Putin-Kim Pact Is an Opportunity for the West
  2. Wolfgang Fengler, et al. Tracking Ukraine’s Reconstruction Funds
  3. Timothy Ash The Economic Case for Seizing Russia’s Frozen Assets to Support Ukraine
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60 commentaries, Updated on 21 Jun 2024

In The New Enlightenment, Project Syndicate, in partnership with The New Institute, brings together leading experts, academics, practitioners, and pol…

  1. James Livingston Two Cheers for Identity Politics
  2. Mariana Mazzucato The Economics of Health for All
  3. Mariana Mazzucato, et al. Governments Must Shape AI’s Future
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48 commentaries, Updated on 10 Jun 2024

Activists, campaigners, and other experts consider how to support freedom, justice, and human dignity globally.

  1. Abdullah Gül The Case for Optimism in the Muslim World
  2. Lilja Dögg Alfreðsdóttir How to Close the Gender Wage Gap
  3. David Alton, et al. Who Should Decide If It’s Genocide?
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95 commentaries, Updated on 20 Jun 2024

PS commentators consider how to seize the opportunities and mitigate the risks created by artificial intelligence.

  1. Lenny Mendonca Harnessing AI for the Common Good
  2. Jamie Metzl Can AI Foster a Global Consciousness?
  3. Angela Huyue Zhang, et al. The High Cost of GPT-4o
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231 commentaries, Updated on 21 Jun 2024

Project Syndicate commentaries on the growing threats to liberal democracy, open societies, and the rule of law around the world.

  1. Anders Fogh Rasmussen The New EU Leadership Must Unite on China
  2. Daron Acemoglu If Democracy Isn’t Pro-Worker, It Will Die
  3. Roberto Patiño Diplomacy Could Help Revive Democracy in Venezuela
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135 commentaries, Updated on 29 May 2024

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

  1. Antonio Zappulla To Protect Democracy, Protect Exiled Journalists
  2. Jodie Ginsberg Our Freedoms Depend on Press Freedom
  3. Carsten Brosda Must Democratizing the Media Be Bad for Democracy?
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    The Defining Economic Issue of the US Election

    Stephen S. Roach argues that the high price level, not inflation, is weighing on voters ahead of the presidential election.
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    What Does the EU Election Mean for European Climate Policy?

    Laurence Tubiana explains how green campaigners can strengthen their message to appeal to ordinary voters.
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    The Geopolitical Imperative to Upgrade the Dollar

    Jordan Bleicher & Josh Lipsky explain how emerging technologies are facilitating efforts to challenge the greenback’s global dominance.
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    Let the Giggers Fight Inflation

    Todd G. Buchholz criticizes efforts by US regulators to throttle the proliferation of independent contractors.
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    The Putin-Kim Pact Is an Opportunity for the West

    Ana Palacio

    The Russia-North Korea defense pact leaves no doubt about Russian President Vladimir Putin’s determination to overthrow the existing international order. But the agreement could also strain the Kremlin’s relations with China, potentially disrupting Sino-Russian efforts to undermine Western unity.

    urges policymakers to leverage the rogue partnership to drive a wedge between Russia and China.
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    What Climate-Vulnerable Developing Countries Need Right Now

    Mia Amor Mottley & Wale Edun

    Since the COVID-19 pandemic and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, geopolitical tensions have dominated the global agenda, hindering collective efforts to address climate change. With the world still warming, urgent measures are needed to make investment in sustainable development feasible and affordable for everyone.

    propose a blueprint to unlock financing and kickstart investment in adaptation and clean energy.
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    Two Cheers for Identity Politics

    James Livingston argues that critics of the contemporary focus on issues of race, gender, and sexuality are ignoring history.
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    What the Next EU Leadership Must Do

    Carl Bildt offers a broad outline of the bloc's biggest challenges following this month's European Parliament election.
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    China Must Not Choose the Next Dalai Lama

    Brahma Chellaney urges the US and India to work together to protect the more than 600-year-old institution.

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