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By Project Syndicate - Sep 09,2015
Nearly 30 years ago, the economists Robert Solow and Stephen Roach caused a stir when they pointed out that, for all the billions of dollars being invested in information technology, there was no evidence of a payoff in productivity.
By Project Syndicate - Sep 05,2015
It has been a tough year for Nigeria. In the last 12 months, the country has suffered attacks by child suicide bombers and brutal massacres by Boko Haram. The vast majority of the 276 schoolgirls abducted in Chibok last year are still missing.
By Project Syndicate - Aug 29,2015
Geopolitical tensions between Russia and the West have been high in recent years, but there remain areas where constructive cooperation and dialogue remain possible.These include not only acute questions like Iran’s nuclear programme but also long-term issues critical to the Arct
By Project Syndicate - Aug 27,2015
The Greek crisis may seem unending, but there are hints that a problem festering in Europe for far longer — the division of Cyprus — may be moving towards resolution.For the first time since 2004, there is a fragile alignment of the political stars over the eastern Mediterranean.
By Project Syndicate - Aug 24,2015
Africa’s rise challenges the imagination. During the last decade, sub-Saharan Africa was home to six of the world’s ten fastest-growing economies.During the next five years, the region’s GDP is expected to grow 30 per cent faster than that of the rest of the world.
By Project Syndicate - Aug 17,2015
In 1877, the great French novelist Victor Hugo wrote: “Invading armies can be resisted; invading ideas cannot be.”Nowadays, the power of ideas, for good or for evil, is something we need to take into account, particularly in contemplating Islamic radicalism.The recent terrorist a
By Project Syndicate - Aug 17,2015
 The international system of economic governance is at a turning point.After 70 years, the Bretton Woods institutions — the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank — appear creaky, with their very legitimacy being questioned in many quarters.
By Project Syndicate - Aug 06,2015
Over the last 10 years, impressive gains have been made in the battle against the tobacco epidemic.Spurred by the World Health Organisation Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, which entered into force in 2005, most countries have launched comprehensive tobacco-control progra
By Project Syndicate - Jul 30,2015
European policy makers like to lecture the rest of the world on air pollution. Asia, and China in particular, is a favourite target for criticism.
By Project Syndicate - Jul 28,2015
Greece and its creditors are now enacting a deal that provides financial support in exchange for wide-ranging reforms. Although reservations about the agreement abound, political conditions did not permit a better one.

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