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By Project Syndicate - Jun 14,2016
Patrick Vallance and Tim WellsIn recent years, tremendous progress has been made in the battle against malaria.According to the World Health Organisation (WTO), the number of deaths from the disease has fallen by a staggering 60 per cent since 2000 — the result of improved access
By Project Syndicate - May 31,2016
 The dramatic drop in malaria deaths since the beginning of the century is one of the great public-health success stories of recent years.Thanks to concerted investments in prevention, diagnosis, and treatment, the number of people killed by the disease each year has decline
By Project Syndicate - May 28,2016
Over the last 35 years, Western democracies have seen a rapid rise in political instability, characterised by frequent shifts in governing parties and their programmes and philosophies, driven at least partly by economic transformation and hardship.The question now is how to impr
By Project Syndicate - May 25,2016
 Over the last 10 years, “climate change” has become almost synonymous with “carbon emissions”.The reduction of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, measured in tonnes of “carbon equivalents” (CO2e) has emerged as the paramount objective in the quest to preserve the planet.Bu
By Project Syndicate - May 22,2016
During the last century, the battle to secure equality for women and girls has been fought in the classroom, in the voting booth and in the boardrooms of Fortune 500 companies.But if gender inequality is ever to be abolished, we can no longer afford to neglect one of its major ca
By Project Syndicate - May 21,2016
All too often in politics, the choice is between the very bad and the even worse.For the residents of Central and Eastern Europe, the June referendum in the United Kingdom over whether Britain should exit the European Union is just such a case.A British exit (“Brexit”) would impo
By Project Syndicate - May 16,2016
Even as the United States and its allies carry out aerial bombardments in Iraq and Syria, their target, Daesh, may be preparing to retaliate on another front.By taking the battle into cyberspace, Daesh would gain many of the advantages of asymmetric warfare — unless the US organi
By Project Syndicate - May 08,2016
 On April 22, dignitaries representing no fewer than 175 parties signed the global climate change agreement concluded in Paris in December, setting a record for the adoption of an international accord.The show of support is heartening.
By Project Syndicate - May 08,2016
 Pope Francis has called corruption “the gangrene of a people”.
By Project Syndicate - May 05,2016
 A few years ago, the global campaign to eradicate polio seemed to have stalled.



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