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  • Many political and economic certainties were upended in 2013. Reversing Gears covers the issues at the source with commentaries by Hassan Rouhani on Iran’s new international posture, Shinzo Abe on Japan’s “Abenomics,” Park Geun-hye on inter-Korean relations, George Osborne on British austerity, Daniel Yergin on US shale energy, George Soros on Germany’s European policy, and many more.

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      An Agenda to Save the Euro

      Joseph E. Stiglitz says that the Europe will not recover unless and until the eurozone is fundamentally reformed.
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      The Girl Can’t Help It

      Naomi Wolf decodes the sexist media coverage of Mary Barra's appointment as CEO of GM.
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      The Emerging World’s Vaccine Pioneers

      Bill Gates describes how emerging-country vaccine suppliers are driving down costs and boosting life-saving output.
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      The World Economy’s Shifting Challenges

      George Soros maps the terrain of a global economy that is increasingly shaped by China.
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      Sympathy for the Migrant

      Kofi A. Annan calls for a new understanding of migration as an essential part of the human experience.
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      A Future Made in Europe

      Enrico Letta appeals for policies that take advantage of the manufacturing sector's potential to revitalize the European economy.
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      The Bewildered Kingdom

      Mai Yamani assesses Saudi Arabia's increasingly assertive regional foreign policy since the start of the Arab Spring.
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      The Fear of “L”

      Kaushik Basu gets inside the resistance of economists and policymakers to innovative thinking.
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      Japan’s Coming “Wage Surprise”

      Abe Shinzō unveils a concerted effort to raise Japanese workers' pay.
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      Britain Fights Back

      George Osborne talks up the measures that the UK has adopted to restore economic competitiveness and ensure long-term prosperity.
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      Reinventing the Inter-Korean Relationship

      Park Geun-hye lays out her government's plan for building trust between North and South Korea.
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      Age of Disruption

      Dominic Barton explains why the global impact of the data revolution will surpass that of the Industrial Revolution.

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