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August 31, 2015

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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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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How to Feed Egypt
Perrihan Al-Riffai

A country with a bulging population faces crippling food security challenges. A high-level government commitment must address the availability of and access to food.

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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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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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