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Globalization vs. Democracy

ITHACA, NEW YORK – Democracy is in retreat across much of the world, with authoritarian leaders and extremist movements gaining momentum amid...

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Kaushik Basu

The West’s New Infrastructure Imperative

CAMBRIDGE – An emerging debate about the definition of infrastructure suggests that Western democracies are starting to shift their priorities....

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Diane Coyle

China’s Rebalancing Imperative

NEW HAVEN – China is facing a broad constellation of problems: an underperforming economy, a superpower conflict with the United States, stiff...

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Stephen S. Roach

What a Climate-Aligned IMF Would Look Like

MALÉ – Last week, the board of the International Monetary Fund approved current Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva for another five-year term....

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Mohamed Nasheed

The Language of Political Control

LONDON – Language shapes our thinking and perception of the world and, consequently, what happens in it. That is why I worry less about the...

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Robert Skidelsky

The Key to Transforming African Health

NEW DELHI – Despite the relentless stream of bad news from around the world, there are still reasons for optimism. One notable example is the...

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Jayati Ghosh

An Iran-Israel War?

JERUSALEM– It is hard to imagine that anyone in the Levant or the broader Middle East managed to sleep on Saturday night, as Iran launched hundreds...

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Daoud Kuttab

From Welfare State to Safe State in Latin America

MEXICO CITY – Violence lurks in nearly all of Latin America’s major cities. Even capitals that have traditionally been considered peaceful are...

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Jorge G. Castañeda

The Gaza War Goes Global

BERLIN – With Iran’s drone and missile attack on Israel on the night of April 13, the war in the Middle East has taken on a new dimension. For...

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Joschka Fischer

Gender-Neutral Fintech Isn’t Working for Women

WASHINGTON, DC – Financial technology (fintech) has often been touted as a powerful enabler of financial inclusion. And over the past several...

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Emmanuel Nyirinkindi

The Urgency of Palestinian Statehood

MELBOURNE – It is time for Israel to recognize the force of the rapidly growing international movement to recognize Palestinian statehood, not as...

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Gareth Evans

The Urgency of Sovereign-Debt Restructuring

BOGOTÁ – Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the developing world has faced growing public-sector debt vulnerabilities. Interest-rate hikes...

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Jose Antonio Ocampo

Negotiating a Bigger, Better World Bank

WASHINGTON, DC – We are two of the 25 members of the World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors, which collectively represents 189 member...

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Michael Krake

The Ozone Layer’s Recovery Shows How to Protect the Planet

NEW YORK – There was a time, not so long ago, when the depletion of Earth’s ozone layer seemed like an insurmountable challenge. Decades of...

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Robert Redford

Is India’s Economy Overhyped?

NEW YORK – Perhaps no phrase better captures the changing views of financial markets and the news media regarding the world’s two largest...

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Shang-Jin Wei

Quality Journalism Is More Important than Ever

NEW YORK – Although news consumption soared during the COVID-19 pandemic, subscriptions have since fallen, and news outlets around the world have...

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Anya Schiffrin

Developing Countries’ Liquidity Crisis Is Not Over

PARIS/BASEL – For the first time in two years, some low-income and lower-middle-income countries (LMICs) can access the bond market. But many...

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Ishac Diwan

America’s Manufacturing Renaissance Will Create Few Good Jobs

CAMBRIDGE – The United States is on a building spree in semiconductors. In early April, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company announced plans...

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Dani Rodrik

Overcoming the Development-Project Implementation Gap

COPENHAGEN – This week’s World Bank spring meetings will kick-start the  replenishment of the International Development Association – the...

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Jorge Moreira Da Silva

The Middle East Needs a Ceasefire Now

JERUSALEM– It is hard to imagine that anyone in the Levant or the broader Middle East managed to sleep on Saturday night, as Iran launched hundreds...

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Daoud Kuttab

Minxin Pei on China’s economy, surveillance state, repression of dissent, and more

Project Syndicate: In early 2023, you observed that China’s leaders had “fallen back in love with economic growth.” Over a year later, China’s...

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Minxin Pei

Who Should Decide If It’s Genocide?

LONDON – On April 15, some of the world’s leading international lawyers and cross-party UK parliamentarians sent a public letter to British...

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David Alton

The Bretton Woods Institutions We Need

WASHINGTON, DC – On the 80th anniversary of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, we should reflect on what these Bretton Woods...

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Joaquim Levy

Israel Must End the Gaza War

WASHINGTON, DC – The Iranian-Israeli war has now emerged from the shadows with the barrage of over 300 drones, rockets, and cruise missiles Iran...

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Dennis Ross

The World Cannot Afford to Ignore the Poorest Countries

WASHINGTON, DC – They are home to a quarter of humanity – 1.9 billion people. They possess prized natural resources, including one-fifth of the...

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Indermit Gill

The World Is Still on Fire

CAMBRIDGE/DELHI – The world is facing the worst five-year span in three decades. Higher interest rates have left developing countries crushed by...

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Lawrence H. Summers