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Education and Afghanistan’s Security

US President Joe Biden has decided that it is time for American troops finally to leave Afghanistan, the first country

A US-Russia Deal on Afghanistan?

During their June 16 Geneva summit, Russian President Vladimir Putin reportedly offered US President Joe Biden the use of Russian

How to Strengthen Anti-Poverty Efforts

From 1990 to 2019, the number of people living in extreme poverty (according to the World Bank threshold of $1.90

Little England’s Own Goal

Few English voters, and even fewer members of the United Kingdom’s political establishment, expected the recent European football championship, deservedly

A Climate Agenda for the G20

Late last year, at their summit in Riyadh, G20 leaders identified climate change as one of the most pressing challenges

Joe Biden’s Pro-Market Agenda

For free-marketeers, government is always the bad guy. As President Ronald Reagan memorably put it in his first inaugural address,

The Variant Threat Is Real

It has now been 18 months since the SARS-CoV-2 virus was first sequenced in China. Within a month, the World

The Return of Inflation?

After many years of low inflation, prices have risen almost everywhere in recent months. Energy and commodities have been leading

Forgotten Latin America

Thousands of Cubans took to the streets last weekend to protest food and medicine shortages – the biggest display of

The Power of Market Design

In 2010, the United States faced a challenging allocation problem. Demand was surging for a resource vital to daily life,

Biden’s Afghan Blunder

Afghanistan is on the brink of catastrophe, and it is US President Joe Biden’s fault. By overruling America’s top generals

Inequality and the Macron Commission

The advanced economies will bounce back more quickly from the COVID-19 pandemic than low-income countries. Still, they face an important

If Afghanistan Falls

On July 2, the US military handed control of the vast Bagram Air Base to the Afghan government. US troops

The Perils of Paradigm Economics

“The era of big government is over,” then-US President Bill Clinton proclaimed in 1996. But President Joe Biden’s multi-trillion-dollar spending

Is America Losing the Digital-Currency Race?

America’s global position is slipping. The reign of the dollar is waning as China, Russia, and other potentially hostile countries

MAGA Maoism

How does former US President Donald Trump still command the Republican Party’s complete allegiance? Everyone knows he has terrible judgment

Transforming Education After the Pandemic

As many countries cautiously reopen classrooms, schools remain crucial barometers of our progress toward ending the COVID-19 crisis. We need

The Added Value of Vaccination

More than six months after the first COVID-19 vaccines became available, it should be clear to everyone that vaccines alone

The End of Globalization as We Know It

For most people, globalization has for decades been another name for across-the-board liberalization. Starting mainly in the 1980s, governments allowed

Unlocking Girls’ Potential Through Technology

When COVID-19 first appeared, some called it the “great equalizer,” because viruses do not discriminate according to socioeconomic factors. But