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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.
By Project Syndicate - Jul 25,2015
The ocean and the atmosphere are linked in ways that are only just beginning to be fully understood.Like siblings, the sky above us and the waters around us share many characteristics — most notably these days a need to be protected.We are siblings working on a shared agenda to d
By Project Syndicate - Jul 22,2015
 In the coming months, European leaders will confront two major challenges.
By Project Syndicate - Jul 21,2015
Today’s decision makers are supposed to embrace the virtues of big data, relentlessly pursue quantitative metrics, and then adhere to the optimal course of action that these powerful tools supposedly indicate.
By Project Syndicate - Jul 21,2015
Unmanned aerial vehicles have populated both the imagination and nightmares of people around the world in recent years.In April, the United States’ navy announced an experimental programme called LOCUST (Low-Cost UAV Swarming Technology), which officials promise will “autonomousl
By Project Syndicate - Jul 20,2015
Bold predictions based on intuition are rarely a good idea.Margaret Thatcher, as education secretary in 1973, famously asserted that the United Kingdom would not have a woman prime minister in her lifetime.IBM’s president, Thomas J.
By Project Syndicate - Jul 16,2015
Since 2008, when the global financial crisis nearly brought down the world economy, financial reform has been among the top items on policy makers’ agendas.But as leaders move from fixing the problems of the past to positioning the financial system for the future, they must also
By Project Syndicate - Jul 04,2015
Governments often see climate change as too costly to address.

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