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What happens to people when tech powers cities?

By Sylvie Albert Emergent technologies are poised to radically change how we work and live. They will transform our cities and workplaces, shifting jobs and entrepreneurship in new directions, and spur new ways to manage lives. All of society will be affected, up to and including how we interact with …

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Can leaders still ignore the impact of climate change?

By Joseph E. Stiglitz Hurricane Harvey has left in its wake upended lives and enormous property damage, estimated by some at $150-180 billion. But the rains that inundated the Texas coast for the better part of a week, and the hurricane that has hit South Florida, also raise deep questions …

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The generation gap is deep: Here’s how we bridge it

By Alex Smith ‘Generations at war”, “young ‘screwed’ by older generations”, the prospect of a “permanent” chasm that “could split Britain for good”. If you believe the headlines, Britain’s generational divide has never been wider. On housing, pensions, job security, education, how Britons vote, on the culture they consume, it’s …

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How Trump can reject the Iran deal without killing it

By Eli Lake Had Hillary Clinton won the 2016 election, the legislative compromise that allowed Congress to weigh in on the Iran nuclear agreement, without actually ratifying it as a treaty, would have been an arcane footnote. But Donald Trump won the election, and so an overlooked element of that …

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Speak out against child abuse, don’t let predators get away

By Kailash Satyarthi With every new crisis that the world faces, humanity’s differences appear increasingly intractable. Religion, ethnicity, history, politics, and economics have all become tools to denigrate and demean. People seem to be drifting apart, and no country is immune from divisive discourse. But there is one fundamental issue …

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We need more government, not less in difficult times

By Fareed Zakaria Seeing the devastating effects of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma and of wildfires out West, one cannot help but think about the crucial role that government plays in our lives. But while we accept, even celebrate, the role of government in the wake of such disasters, we are …

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Where is Israel heading with regard to Arabs?

By As’ad Abdul Rahman A majority of the Israeli/Jewish community is currently characterized by the ‘Jewish spirit’ associated with fanatical Zionist nationalism, which has fostered a culture of hatred against ‘the other’ regarding him or her as inferior. This took roots when Judaism turned from a religious creed to a …

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The Crippled Media

By Aysha Binte Amin By definition the media literally is a medium to transfer information. By concept, the media should be a reflection of society. However the media nowadays has emerged as a vital component in shaping society and altering it. Its role has immensely shifted over the years from …

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The US must talk to North Korea – not threaten war

By Michael H. Fuchs The United States and North Korea need to talk. Despite ongoing provocations and sabre-rattling, the US must continue to work with allies to strengthen deterrence and ramp up the pressure on North Korea – but it must also push for diplomacy. Negotiations are the only hope …

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