Donald Trump’s revised executive order to bar entry to the United States from six Muslim-majority countries is the latest salvo in America’s epic culture wars over race and American identity. As a matter of national security and law, the policy makes no sense, as the US District Court for the District of Hawaii has made clear. Yet [...]
As a lifelong advocate for development aid for the world’s poor, I am angered by the reported plans of the Trump administration to slash US foreign aid. I know how many children will die or grow up without access to education if President Trump’s proposals are adopted. I know that the financial savings for the [...]
Even before Donald Trump put America first, the Republican Party had largely walked away from international treaty law. Now Trump’s “America First” is likely to mean a further denigration of international law and process, to the further detriment of America’s national security and long-term interests. Consider the following tale of our times. In 1973 the [...]
NEW YORK – 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 unraveling three mysteries, because there are three versions of Trump. The first Trump is the friend of Russian President Vladimir [...]
“When I met Jeffrey Sachs, an economist at Columbia University and the author of “The End of Poverty,” for coffee recently, he was stubbornly holding on to a sense of optimism in spite of a discouraging turn in world events. Sachs served as an adviser to Bernie Sanders during his Presidential campaign, and has published a new [...]
Listen to President Trump describe how he will make America great again. He will deport illegal migrants; cut corporate taxes; build a wall and make Mexico pay. He will punish companies that move jobs abroad; stand up to China’s trade juggernaut; deregulate the economy; and end environmental protection. This is a world mainly of shortcuts: [...]
Jeffrey Sachs, Director of the Center for Sustainable Development, Columbia University discusses his new book, Building the New American Economy, with Christopher Granville, M.D. of TS Lombard, Handelsbalatt’s Katharina Slodzyck, and Carlos de Vega of El País. See the video at Project Syndicate’s PS On Air.
President Donald Trump’s statement last week that he would consider a one-state or a two-state solution for Israel and Palestine opens a new round of questions about how to achieve peace and security for Israelis and Palestinians, and thereby to secure America’s interests as well in resolving this century-long crisis. There are indeed viable approaches [...]