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September 5, 2015

Dark Geopolitics of the Middle East

Hooshang Amirahmadi

The region’s autocrats and foreign intruders created growing disorder. Democratic reform is needed to spare the region from a future of failed states, popular revolts, and religious extremism.

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Sustaining Our Farmers
Kanayo F. Nwanze

Rising global population means the world must produce more food. Empowering smallholders is the key to fighting hunger and feeding a growing world.

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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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Dining with Darius
Rachel Laudan

The tale of the Persian empire is one of vast farms, game reserves, and fisheries, elaborate kitchens staffed by thousands, and power. Centuries later, nations are still engaging in culinary politics.

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What Goes Unsaid
Marda Dunsky

American media coverage of the Israel-Palestine conflict is more even-handed than critics claim, but key contextual factors go unreported or underreported. Among them: the impact of U.S. policy on the conflict.

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