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August 5, 2015
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Economics


The Tahrir Forum
Egypt's Liberal Economic Agenda
David Butter

Egypt is back in the favor of global business, but will it be able to sustain that interest?

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Will the March Investment Conference Launch Egypt’s Economic Recovery?
Amr Adly

Egypt’s leaders hope that foreign investors, led by the Gulf states, will provide much-needed capital. But the fall in oil prices may make it difficult for them to help.

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Environment


Book review
Drill, Baby, Drill?
Neil Bhatiya

A case for shaking the oil habit.

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Book review
A Step in the Right Direction
Neil Bhatiya

Should climate change be left to nation states to resolve? Not on your life.

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Health


Essay
The Obesity Crisis
Richard Dobbs, James Manyika

If trends persist, nearly half of the world's adult population will be overweight or obese by 2030. A comprehensive intervention strategy is required to fight a scourge as damaging to the global economy as war.

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Essay
Fight Against Polio
Bill Gates

The disease can be eradicated by 2018—with sufficient funds, commitment, and resolve.

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Politics & Society


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Venturing very far afield, to learn about home
Rami G. Khouri

Last month I ventured very far afield to read a tale of adolescent youth in ethnically mixed British society, whose main characters are two teenage British-Pakistani girls.

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Egypt’s Parties Face Marginalization Once Again
Khaled Dawoud

Egypt’s electoral system, which favors individual candidates and parties designed to increase President Sisi's populist appeal, will sideline pro-democracy parties.

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Security


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Can NATO Militaries Generate Mideast Stability?
Rami G. Khouri

The agreement between Turkey and the United States on a yet-to-be-defined plan to establish a sixty-mile-long Islamic State-free zone in northern Syria is at once decisive and dangerous.

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Gen. Odierno speaks half the truth needed to defeat ISIS
Rami G. Khouri

The faster and more concretely the United States and Arab states play their parts in addressing the non-military issues that promote IS, the faster that 20-year horizon for destroying IS and everything it reflects will whittle down into a shorter time frame.

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