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20 февраля, 18:44

Africa’s Manmade Water Crisis

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The imminent shutdown of Cape Town’s piped water network should serve as a wake-up call for all of Africa to overhaul urban water-management systems. Unfortunately, like Africa’s water resources themselves, Cape Town's crisis seems likely to be wasted.

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20 февраля, 18:13

Freeing German Democracy

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German democracy is being strangled by closed-door coalition agreements. Allowing it to breathe requires closing the gap between the political class and the electorate, which is possible only if party leaders embrace more open and flexible legislative agendas requiring real debate in the Bundestag.

20 февраля, 17:34

Africa’s Fallen Liberators

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In both South Africa and Ethiopia, the dominant political party grew complacent and corrupt, and suffered decay. But whereas post-apartheid South Africa created robust institutional safeguards, Ethiopia, after the end of Mengistu Haile Mariam’s dictatorship, never built national institutions that could save the country from its rulers.

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20 февраля, 16:17

International Cooperation 2.0

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As faith in US leadership declines, so may other countries’ commitment to international cooperation – trends that could culminate in an economic race to the bottom or even violent conflict. But another way already seems to be emerging, based on new coalitions, as well as updated global institutions, spearheaded by more diverse actors.

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20 февраля, 15:47

PS. Explain This: Awakening the Bear Market?

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After a wave of volatility, global stock markets appear to be stabilizing. The question is whether the recent correction was just a dress rehearsal for a market rout yet to come. PS Associate Editor Whitney Arana explains.

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20 февраля, 13:25

India’s War on Science

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For India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, religion is not a matter of personal belief, but a key feature of traditional identity politics and crucial to maintaining social order, ensuring discipline and conformity, and preventing radical change. Science and rationality threaten all of the party's goals.

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20 февраля, 13:00

The Dangers of Militarization

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A great-power conflict is in no way unavoidable, unless these powers act as if it were. The greatest risk is that the US forgets the principles and institutions that have shored up its global leadership and, by emphasizing a narrative of confrontation, exposes the world to a self-fulfilling prophecy.

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19 февраля, 17:56

The Politics of National Memory

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Poland's new law criminalizing mention of the complicity of the "Polish nation” in the crimes of the Holocaust is a dangerous attempt to use history as a political tool. Yet Poland's government is hardly the first to edit the past to serve a nationalist narrative, as Israelis should know very well.

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19 февраля, 15:38

The Promise of Telemedicine

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In developing countries, insufficient access to quality medical care undermines health outcomes and disadvantages entire generations. But as the successful implementation of a national telemedicine program in Ghana shows, well-planned digital solutions can help bring health coverage to those on the medical margins.

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19 февраля, 14:28

The Irresponsible ECB

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Ultra-loose monetary policy stopped being appropriate long ago, and is especially inadvisable now, with the global economy – especially the developed world – experiencing an increasingly strong recovery. As recent stock-market turbulence shows, refusal to normalize policy faster is drastically increasing the risks to financial stability.

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19 февраля, 13:34

What Does the US Want in Syria?

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After seven years of bloodshed across shifting battlefronts, the conflict in Syria has become so complicated that a workable resolution seems all but impossible anytime soon. And the United States' failure to define its long-term interests in the country and the region is not making matters any easier.

19 февраля, 12:56

India’s Choice in the Maldives

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As the political situation in the Maldives deteriorates, peace and security in the Indian Ocean is increasingly in jeopardy. With China seeking to capitalize on its support for the authoritarian president, Abdulla Yameen, to expand its influence in the region, the crisis has become a defining moment for India.