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By Jeffrey D. Sachs - Apr 01,2017
Legend holds that King Canute brought his flatterers to the sea to show them that even a king could not command the ocean waves, that the laws of nature are more powerful than the decrees of men.So pity Donald Trump, who really believes that his executive orders can hold back the
By Jeffrey D. Sachs - Mar 02,2017
Never in recent history has a change of leadership attracted as much attention and speculation as Donald Trump’s rise to the US presidency.What this change signifies and what it portends requires unravelling three mysteries, because there are three versions of Trump.The first Tru
By Jeffrey D. Sachs - Feb 04,2017
The key political divide in the United States is not between parties or states; it is between generations.The millennial generation (those aged 18-35) voted heavily against Donald Trump and will form the backbone of resistance to his policies.Older Americans are divided, but Trum
By Jeffrey D. Sachs - Jan 15,2017
American foreign policy is at a crossroads. The United States has been an expanding power since its start in 1789.
By Jeffrey D. Sachs - Jan 11,2017
The AIDS pandemic claimed around 36 million lives between 1981 and 2016, and a similar number around the world currently live with the HIV virus.Some 1.2 million people died of AIDS last year, and another 1.8 million were infected.Those statistics are daunting, but the startling
By Jeffrey D. Sachs - Nov 17,2016
The United States needs to shift its spending from war to education, from CIA-backed regime change to a new Global Fund for Education (GFE).With hundreds of millions of children around the world not in school, or in schools with under-qualified teachers, a lack of computers, larg
By Jeffrey D. Sachs - Sep 11,2016
Syria’s civil war is the most dangerous and destructive crisis on the planet. Since early 2011, hundreds of thousands have died; around 10 million Syrians have been displaced; Europe has been convulsed with Daesh terror and the political fallout of refugees; and the United S
By Jeffrey D. Sachs - Aug 01,2016
In 2015, around 5.9 million children under the age of five, almost all in developing countries, died from easily preventable or treatable causes.And up to 200 million young children and adolescents do not attend primary or secondary school, owing to poverty, including 110 million
By Jeffrey D. Sachs - Apr 30,2016
The diplomats have done their job, concluding the Paris climate agreement in December. And political leaders gathered last week at the United Nations to sign the new accord.But implementation is surely the tough part.
By Jeffrey D. Sachs - Mar 02,2016
Syria is currently the world’s greatest humanitarian catastrophe and most dangerous geopolitical hot spot.The Syrian people are caught in a bloodbath, with more than 400,000 dead and 10 million displaced.Violent jihadist groups backed by outside patrons mercilessly ravage the cou

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