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Putin's War on Ukraine

219 commentaries, Updated on 1 Jul 2022

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. Aid to Ukraine Should Not Come at Africa’s Expense

    Jul 1, 2022 Chris Heitzig & Richard Newfarmer
  2. The Case for Ukraine’s EU Membership

    Jul 1, 2022 Charles Tannock
  3. Writing Off Russia

    Jul 1, 2022 Volodymyr Rafeyenko interviewed by Marci Shore
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Democracy and Its Enemies

69 commentaries, Updated on 30 Jun 2022

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

  1. Catholics v. the Constitution

    Jun 30, 2022 Ian Buruma
  2. Fighting Big Lies

    May 26, 2022 Noëlle Lenoir
  3. America’s Leaky Justice

    May 5, 2022 Aziz Huq
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The COVID-19 Crisis

851 commentaries, Updated on 13 Jun 2022

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

  1. The Right Way to Fight Global Hunger

    Jun 13, 2022 Alexander Müller, et al.
  2. China’s Great Wall of Public-Health Distrust

    Jun 10, 2022 Nancy Qian
  3. The Virus Is Still Winning

    Jun 10, 2022 William A. Haseltine
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The Security Deficit

14 commentaries, Updated on 21 Mar 2022

As the world changes rapidly, so does the nature of the risks we face. Yet our models for mitigating security threats have largely failed to keep up. …

  1. Building the Green-Recovery Consensus

    Mar 21, 2022 Lolwah Al-Khater & Brian Finlay
  2. Will Ukraine's Tragedy Spur UN Security Council Reform?

    Mar 3, 2022 Kemal Derviş & José Antonio Ocampo
  3. Southeast Asia's New-Old Cold War

    Feb 2, 2022 Thitinan Pongsudhirak
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Climate Justice

41 commentaries, Updated on 11 Feb 2022

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. Climate Accountability Now

    Feb 11, 2022 Mary Robinson
  2. Righting the Injustice of Africa's Water Crisis

    Feb 9, 2022 Alex Simalabwi
  3. Fighting Deforestation on the Ground

    Jan 10, 2022 Pedro Frizo
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The Female Voice

87 commentaries, Updated on 28 Jun 2022

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

  1. The US Front in the Global War on Women

    Jun 28, 2022 Ngaire Woods
  2. Africa’s Domestic-Violence Epidemic

    Jun 9, 2022 Tijani Salami & Jane Otai
  3. Qatar’s Human-Rights Reversal

    Jun 2, 2022 Lara Nuwayhid
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Our Planet, Our Future

19 commentaries, Updated on 24 Nov 2021

In the run-up to the first-ever Nobel Prize Summit, Project Syndicate – in partnership with the Nobel Foundation, the Potsdam Institute for Climate Im…

  1. Green Business After COP26

    Nov 24, 2021 Johan Rockström & Tobias Raffel
  2. Deciding Humanity’s Future

    Jun 21, 2021 Johan Rockström, et al.
  3. The Tragedy of Climate Change

    May 18, 2021 Bryan Doerries
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Paris Peace Forum

9 commentaries, Updated on 18 May 2022

In partnership with the Paris Peace Forum, Project Syndicate has curated a selection of commentaries examining pressing challenges to global governanc…

  1. Preparing for Climate Overshoot

    May 18, 2022 Pascal Lamy
  2. Building a Better Global Health Framework

    Nov 28, 2021 Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
  3. New Business Models for a New Future

    Sep 20, 2021 Angel Gurría
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The African Century

239 commentaries, Updated on 1 Jul 2022

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

  1. Aid to Ukraine Should Not Come at Africa’s Expense

    Jul 1, 2022 Chris Heitzig & Richard Newfarmer
  2. What the Ukraine War Means for Africa

    Jun 23, 2022 Aïchatou Mindaoudou
  3. Africa Needs Carbon Markets

    Jun 16, 2022 Ahunna Eziakonwa & Maxwell Gomera
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Press Released

114 commentaries, Updated on 26 May 2022

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

  1. Fighting Big Lies

    May 26, 2022 Noëlle Lenoir
  2. The Fight for Press Freedom Is Local

    May 20, 2022 Jos Midas Bartman
  3. Elon Musk’s Twitter Test

    Apr 29, 2022 Zach Meyers
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Visionary Voices

244 commentaries, Updated on 16 Jun 2022

The challenges facing developing countries – from providing clean water to fighting infectious diseases – are jeopardizing their economic growth prospects, …

  1. Today’s Crises Are Different

    Jun 16, 2022 Mauricio Cárdenas
  2. We Can End Neglected Tropical Diseases

    Jun 14, 2022 Samia Suluhu Hassan
  3. Africa’s Domestic-Violence Epidemic

    Jun 9, 2022 Tijani Salami & Jane Otai
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State of Hope

3 commentaries, Updated on 19 Jul 2021

Nelson Mandela once said, "May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.” It is in that spirit that, this Mandela Day, Project Syndicate, in pa…

  1. Peacemaking After the Pandemic

    Jul 19, 2021 Juan Manuel Santos
  2. The Power of Civil Society in a Post-Pandemic World

    Jul 16, 2021 Hina Jilani
  3. A Human-Rights Approach to Global Challenges

    Jul 13, 2021 Mary Robinson
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    Writing Off Russia

    Volodymyr Rafeyenko interviewed by Marci Shore

    The war in Ukraine has raised profound questions of political identity and its relationship to language. What happens to a novelist who writes in the same tongue as the invaders but no longer has anything to say to them?

    about the politics of language and literature, and the experience of being a refugee in one’s own country.
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    Is Crypto in Terminal Decline?

    Some have long argued that private digital money and the technology underpinning it will revolutionize finance in the long term. But with Bitcoin plunging, stablecoins collapsing, and crypto lenders freezing withdrawals, we asked PS commentators whether the industry has a future.

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