Fatima Zaman, an Extremely Together Young Leader at the Kofi Annan Foundation and a One Young World Ambassador, pioneered a Countering Violent Extremism Roadshow in schools and universities across the United Kingdom.
Femke van Zeijl is a Dutch writer and journalist primarily working in Sub-Saharan Africa. Her most recent book Een nacht in een vijzel looks at women's lives in Mozambique, Sudan, Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
In Israel's recent parliamentary election, voters stopped Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's leadership of the country toward xenophobic theocracy. But Israel now faces a period of political deadlock, and it remains to be seen whether Netanyahu really will be politically sidelined.
With interest rates at record lows and global growth set to continue decelerating, there has rarely been a better time for governments to invest in infrastructure and other sources of long-term productivity growth. The only question is whether policymakers in Germany and elsewhere will seize the opportunity now staring them in the face.