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Opinion Has It by Project Syndicate features conversations with leading economists, policymakers, authors, and researchers on the world’s most pressing issues. Tune in for biweekly analyses and insights with our host Elmira Bayrasli, Foreign Policy Interrupted co-founder and Project Syndicate contributor.

Latest Episodes

Revisiting The End Of The Cold War | John Lewis Gaddis

Thirty years ago this week, the world watched in awe as thousands brought down the Berlin Wall, marking the beginning of the end of the Cold War. Today, however, democracy is in crisis, and authoritarianism is once again on the rise – including in countries that were once behind the Iron Curtain.

27 MIN1 w ago
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Revisiting The End Of The Cold War | John Lewis Gaddis

The Future of the Establishment | Matthew Goodwin

As the United States and the United Kingdom gear up for elections in the next year, many are asking if populist nationalism is here to stay, or whether establishment parties can regain control. Matthew Goodwin, Professor of Politics and International Relations at the University of Kent, joined us in early October in our studios in New York to discuss.

30 MIN3 w ago
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The Future of the Establishment | Matthew Goodwin

How to Reach the World’s “Unbanked” Women | Shamina Singh

Thirty-one percent of adults worldwide don’t have access to a bank account. Roughly two-thirds of them are women. What accounts for unequal access to financial tools, and what are the economic costs of exclusion? For this episode, we speak with Shamina Singh, the Founder & President of the Center for Inclusive Growth, the philanthropic hub of Mastercard.

19 MINOCT 8
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How to Reach the World’s “Unbanked” Women | Shamina Singh

Tracking Progress on the SDGs | Michael Green

In 2015, the United Nations adopted the Sustainable Development Goals, “a blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all” by 2030. We’re not on track.

22 MINSEP 24
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Tracking Progress on the SDGs | Michael Green

Should Governments Just Print More Money? | Stephanie Kelton

Supporters of Modern Monetary Theory say that some governments can easily cover the cost of large social programs such as health care for all and free college tuition by jettisoning conventional thinking about the role of debt and taxes in our economies. But is it really that simple?

38 MINSEP 10
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Should Governments Just Print More Money? | Stephanie Kelton

Understanding Economic Populism | Allison Schrager

For the last several years, populist leaders have wreaked havoc on the institutions and norms that have underpinned the liberal world order. And their policies are increasingly placing the global economy at risk.

23 MINAUG 27
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Understanding Economic Populism | Allison Schrager

When Gender Bias Creates Unequal Health Systems | Asha George

From #MeToo to gender identity, the zeitgeist has never been more amenable to shattering stereotypes and correcting wrongs. Yet health care remains stuck in the past. Asha George, Chair of Health Systems Global, describes how discrimination in health systems can create dangerous gaps in care.

17 MINAUG 13
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When Gender Bias Creates Unequal Health Systems | Asha George

Boris Means Brexit | Bill Emmott

More than three years after the United Kingdom voted by a razor-thin margin to leave the European Union, the same question remains: How? Now, with a deadline to exit looming at the end of October, can the UK’s new prime minister, leading “Leave” campaigner Boris Johnson, deliver Brexit?

26 MINJUL 30
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Boris Means Brexit | Bill Emmott

Outtakes: Anne-Marie Slaughter on Foreign Policy Under a Female US President

In last week's episode, we asked New America President Anne-Marie Slaughter whether a woman can win the 2020 US presidential election. During our conversation, we also talked about what foreign policy might look like under a first female president. That's this week's outtake.

3 MINJUL 23
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Outtakes: Anne-Marie Slaughter on Foreign Policy Under a Female US President

A Woman in the White House? Yes, She Can | Anne-Marie Slaughter

A record number of women have thrown their hats into the ring to be the Democratic nominee in the 2020 US presidential election. But with the party still reeling from Hillary Clinton’s devastating loss in 2016, many are asking, “Can a woman beat Donald Trump?” Anne-Marie Slaughter, a former advisor to Hillary Clinton's 2016 campaign and president and CEO of the think tank New America, joins our podcast to discuss.

28 MINJUL 16
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A Woman in the White House? Yes, She Can | Anne-Marie Slaughter

Latest Episodes

Revisiting The End Of The Cold War | John Lewis Gaddis

Thirty years ago this week, the world watched in awe as thousands brought down the Berlin Wall, marking the beginning of the end of the Cold War. Today, however, democracy is in crisis, and authoritarianism is once again on the rise – including in countries that were once behind the Iron Curtain.

27 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Revisiting The End Of The Cold War | John Lewis Gaddis

The Future of the Establishment | Matthew Goodwin

As the United States and the United Kingdom gear up for elections in the next year, many are asking if populist nationalism is here to stay, or whether establishment parties can regain control. Matthew Goodwin, Professor of Politics and International Relations at the University of Kent, joined us in early October in our studios in New York to discuss.

30 MIN3 w ago
Comments
The Future of the Establishment | Matthew Goodwin

How to Reach the World’s “Unbanked” Women | Shamina Singh

Thirty-one percent of adults worldwide don’t have access to a bank account. Roughly two-thirds of them are women. What accounts for unequal access to financial tools, and what are the economic costs of exclusion? For this episode, we speak with Shamina Singh, the Founder & President of the Center for Inclusive Growth, the philanthropic hub of Mastercard.

19 MINOCT 8
Comments
How to Reach the World’s “Unbanked” Women | Shamina Singh

Tracking Progress on the SDGs | Michael Green

In 2015, the United Nations adopted the Sustainable Development Goals, “a blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all” by 2030. We’re not on track.

22 MINSEP 24
Comments
Tracking Progress on the SDGs | Michael Green

Should Governments Just Print More Money? | Stephanie Kelton

Supporters of Modern Monetary Theory say that some governments can easily cover the cost of large social programs such as health care for all and free college tuition by jettisoning conventional thinking about the role of debt and taxes in our economies. But is it really that simple?

38 MINSEP 10
Comments
Should Governments Just Print More Money? | Stephanie Kelton

Understanding Economic Populism | Allison Schrager

For the last several years, populist leaders have wreaked havoc on the institutions and norms that have underpinned the liberal world order. And their policies are increasingly placing the global economy at risk.

23 MINAUG 27
Comments
Understanding Economic Populism | Allison Schrager

When Gender Bias Creates Unequal Health Systems | Asha George

From #MeToo to gender identity, the zeitgeist has never been more amenable to shattering stereotypes and correcting wrongs. Yet health care remains stuck in the past. Asha George, Chair of Health Systems Global, describes how discrimination in health systems can create dangerous gaps in care.

17 MINAUG 13
Comments
When Gender Bias Creates Unequal Health Systems | Asha George

Boris Means Brexit | Bill Emmott

More than three years after the United Kingdom voted by a razor-thin margin to leave the European Union, the same question remains: How? Now, with a deadline to exit looming at the end of October, can the UK’s new prime minister, leading “Leave” campaigner Boris Johnson, deliver Brexit?

26 MINJUL 30
Comments
Boris Means Brexit | Bill Emmott

Outtakes: Anne-Marie Slaughter on Foreign Policy Under a Female US President

In last week's episode, we asked New America President Anne-Marie Slaughter whether a woman can win the 2020 US presidential election. During our conversation, we also talked about what foreign policy might look like under a first female president. That's this week's outtake.

3 MINJUL 23
Comments
Outtakes: Anne-Marie Slaughter on Foreign Policy Under a Female US President

A Woman in the White House? Yes, She Can | Anne-Marie Slaughter

A record number of women have thrown their hats into the ring to be the Democratic nominee in the 2020 US presidential election. But with the party still reeling from Hillary Clinton’s devastating loss in 2016, many are asking, “Can a woman beat Donald Trump?” Anne-Marie Slaughter, a former advisor to Hillary Clinton's 2016 campaign and president and CEO of the think tank New America, joins our podcast to discuss.

28 MINJUL 16
Comments
A Woman in the White House? Yes, She Can | Anne-Marie Slaughter
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