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Project Syndicate

With its reach of nearly 500 newspapers in over 150 countries, combining for a total circulation of nearly 70 million copies, Project Syndicate is the world's largest commentary focused syndicate. It features commentaries by global political analysis giants such as Ian Buruma, Dominique Moisi, Joseph Nye, Joseph E. Stiglitz, among other, as well as former world leaders including Tony Blair, Ban Ki Moon, Václav Havel, Mikhail Gorbachev and Jimmy Carter. "At a time when understanding global politics and economics is more important than ever, Project Syndicate stands out," said Stiglitz, a Nobel laureate in Economics. "While so many media outlets have become more insular, Project Syndicate features leading thinkers, businesspeople, activists, politicians and policymakers from every part of the world -- often setting the agenda for other news organizations in the process. For concise, accessible, and trenchant insights into the key issues shaping our future, there simply is nothing else like it." Project Syndicate's website also underwent a redesign this year, benefitting readers who just can't wait for its featured commentaries to appear in their local newspapers. And what makes Project Syndicate unique? Its global perspective, says Anne-Marie Slaughter: "If Project Syndicate did not exist we would have to invent it. Writing for a global audience is a very different experience than writing an op-ed for a national newspaper, one that affects the choice of topic and the style of writing. All writers and thought-leaders should have the experience of trying to frame their views in a way that will resonate across cultural boundaries."

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