Celebrating 75 Years of the United Nations. The UN embodies the best of humanity – the belief that all people deserve basic dignity, and that working together is the only way to deliver it. Seventy-five years after its birth, the world – beginning with the United States – must revive that belief, and recommit to the multilateralism that it demands (Project-Syndicate)

https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/un-75-anniversary-development-contributions-by-jose-antonio-ocampo-2020-09

José Antonio Ocampo, a former finance minister of Colombia and UN under-secretary general, is a professor at Columbia and Chair of the Independent Commission for the Reform of International Corporate Taxation (ICRICT). He is the author of Resetting the International Monetary (Non)System and co-author (with Luis Bértola) of The Economic Development of Latin America since Independence

Reopening the Peace Factory. Some regard the United Nations as one of the greatest achievements of the so-called liberal international order that was conceived at the end of World War II, while others argue that the organization has never been very liberal, international, or ordered. Both positions have become clichés, but the second is closer to the truth (Project-Syndicate)

https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/united-nations-anniversary-liberal-international-order-by-javier-solana-2020-09

Javier Solana, a former EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Secretary-General of NATO, and Foreign Minister of Spain, is currently President of the EsadeGeo – Center for Global Economy and Geopolitics and Distinguished Fellow at the Brookings Institution.

The Economic Case for Biden. US President Donald Trump has seeded the investment environment with uncertainty, trashed America’s trade relationships, blown up the fiscal deficit, and left American workers worse off than they were when he took office. He is the polar opposite of Joe Biden, a politician who understands precisely what the US economy needs (Project-Syndicate)

https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/economic-case-for-biden-harris-by-edmund-s-phelps-2020-09

Edmund S. Phelps, the 2006 Nobel laureate in economics and Director of the Center on Capitalism and Society at Columbia University, is author of Mass Flourishing and co-author of Dynamism

International Law and Political Necessity. The UK government’s proposed “breach” of its Withdrawal Agreement with the European Union is purely a negotiating ploy. Critics of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s tactics must argue their case on pragmatic rather than legal grounds (Project-Syndicate)

https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/boris-johnson-brexit-political-necessity-international-law-by-robert-skidelsky-2020-09

Robert Skidelsky, a member of the British House of Lords, is Professor Emeritus of Political Economy at Warwick University. The author of a three-volume biography of John Maynard Keynes, he began his political career in the Labour party, became the Conservative Party’s spokesman for Treasury affairs in the House of Lords, and was eventually forced out of the Conservative Party for his opposition to NATO’s intervention in Kosovo in 1999.

Fighting the COVID Infodemic (Project-Syndicate)

https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/scientists-must-unite-to-fight-covid19-infodemic-by-francoise-barre-sinoussi-and-adeeba-kamarulzaman-2020-09

Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, co-winner of the 2008 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for the discovery of HIV, is a former president of the International AIDS Society (2012-14). – Adeeba Kamarulzaman, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Professor of Medicine and Infectious Diseases at the University of Malaya, is President of the International AIDS Society.

The Post-Pandemic Recovery’s Missing Link (Project-Syndicate)

https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/public-trust-in-finance-and-science-needed-for-recovery-by-bertrand-badre-and-aurelie-jean-1-2020-09

Bertrand Badré, a former managing director of the World Bank, is CEO of Blue like an Orange Sustainable Capital and the author of Can Finance Save the World?  – Aurélie Jean, a computational scientist, is founder of In Silico Veritas, an adviser for the Boston Consulting Group, and an external collaborator with France’s Ministry of Education.

Japan’s Geopolitical Balancing Act Just Got Harder (Project-Syndicate)

https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/japan-geopolitical-balance-with-america-china-by-minxin-pei-2020-09

Minxin Pei is Professor of Government at Claremont McKenna College and a non-resident senior fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States.

Africa Needs Market-Creating Innovation (Project-Syndicate)

https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/africa-nonconsumers-innovation-inclusive-growth-by-carl-manlan-and-efosa-ojomo-2020-09

Carl Manlan, a 2016 New Voices Fellow at the Aspen Institute, is Chief Operating Officer at the Ecobank Foundation. – Efosa Ojomo is a Senior Research Fellow at the Clayton Christensen Institute and a co-author of The Prosperity Paradox: How Innovation Can Lift Nations Out of Poverty.

Will We Solve the Climate Crisis in Time? (Project-Syndicate)

https://www.project-syndicate.org/podcasts/will-we-solve-the-climate-crisis-in-time

Bill McKibben, a scholar in environmental sciences at Middlebury College and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, is a co-founder of 350.org. – Elmira Bayrasli is the director of the Bard Globalization and International Affairs program and the co-founder and CEO of Foreign Policy Interrupted. She is the author of From The Other Side of The World: Extraordinary Entrepreneurs, Unlikely Places.