Paying for the Welfare State Without Raising Taxes

The current value of the US government’s unfunded pension and Medicare liabilities is $46.7 trillion, or roughly two and a half times US GDP....

Taming the Wild West of Digital Health Innovation

Digital technology is revolutionizing our daily lives. Mobile devices monitor our movements, marketing algorithms guide our consumption, and social media shape our worldviews and...

Lessons from India in Digital Disruption

Digital technology can rapidly transform how countries provide services such as education and health to their citizens. The public services of the future should...

Women and Girls are key to Universal Health Coverage

Health care is a human right, yet roughly half of the world’s population of 3.5 billion people forgoes essential health services due to financial...

Making ‘Generation Educated’ a Reality

Continuous declines in international education aid are depriving half of all young people in the developing world — some  800 million children — of...

The US Economy’s Dirty Secret

There is a dirty little secret in economics today: the United States has benefited – and continues to benefit – from the global slump....

China should lead on air pollution

The United Nations expects 68% of the world’s population to live in urban areas by 2050. As governments scramble to manage this flood of urban migration,...

Global Consequences of a Sino-American Cold War

A few years ago, as part of a Western delegation to China, I met President Xi Jinping in Beijing’s Great Hall of the People....

The Myth of Climate Wars?

In the years leading up to Syria’s civil war, the country endured three consecutive record-breaking droughts. By forcing internal displacement, the droughts arguably contributed...

The Coming Technological Cold War

Lurking behind the Trump administration’s trade conflict with China lies an abiding fear that the United States could be losing its advantage in the...

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