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September 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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The New Middle East, Iran Nuclear Deal and the Arabs
Nabil Fahmy

Nabil Fahmy says Arabs have to deal with the regional situation, including the Iranian deal, seriously and objectively. Simply making statements will not deter threats or safeguard interests. Egypt's former foreign minister calls for independent and concrete Arab proposals.

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War & Peace Over Lunch II
Rami G. Khouri

Saudi Arabia and Iran could lead a bold diplomatic process to shape a Gulf-centric, Middle Eastern regional security architecture that is modeled on the Helsinki Process of a generation ago between the American- and Soviet-led camps.

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Security


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Badr at the Forefront of Iraq’s Shia Militias
Kirk H. Sowell

The political rise of the Badr Organization and its leader, Hadi Al-Ameri, is paving the way for a garrison state in Iraq.

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Remembering Hiroshima, Amidst Hell in Syria
Rami G. Khouri

Mass killings by weapons of mass destruction matter more than ever in the Arab world because we seem to be the world’s most problematic arena for mass killings, refugee flows, and the use of violence by states and non-state groups that is rarely if ever subject to any accountability.

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