Thursday, July 31, 2014
  1. World Affairs

    The End of the Arab State

    Christopher R. Hill
    World Affairs

    The End of the Arab State

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     asks why sectarian and tribal allegiances have replaced civic conceptions of national identity.

    Abu Dhabi Sunset Asim Bharwani/Flickr

    In a region where crises seem to be the norm, the Middle East’s latest cycle of violence suggests something bigger: the beginning of the dissolution of the Arab nation-state, reflected in the fragmentation of Sunni Arabia. And, as state authority weakens, tribal and sectarian allegiances strengthen. READ MORE

  2. Innovation & Technology

    The Internet’s Next Act

    J. Bradford DeLong
  3. Politics

    The Sino-American Trust Deficit

    Stephen S. Roach
  4. World Affairs

    Unholy War

    Naomi Wolf
    World Affairs

    Unholy War

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     argues that what really is at stake in Gaza is Israel's soul.

    Destroyed Mosque Gaza City Majdi Fathi/ZumaPress

    Someday, the details of Israel's Operation Protective Edge in Gaza will be investigated and history will be written. But, before that happens, Israel has two moral paths open before it, one of which leads to a very dark place. READ MORE

  5. Economics

    Can Investment Save Europe?

    Jean Pisani-Ferry
    Economics

    Can Investment Save Europe?

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     assesses the risks and benefits of the EU's latest growth strategy.

    Jean-Claude Juncker European Parliament

    Jean-Claude Juncker, the president-elect of the European Commission, wants to mobilize an additional €100 billion for public and private investment each year for the next three years. But, at a time when private income has shrunk and public resources are scarce, plans to stimulate investment should be carefully scrutinized. READ MORE

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