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The Soil-Poverty Nexus

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Soil is fundamental to life on earth, and yet, degraded soil quality is threatening agricultural productivity around the world, particularly in Africa. University of Illinois soil scientist Esther Ngumbi says one of the best ways to reduce poverty and improve agricultural productivity is to empower the bacteria under our feet.

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    Taking on Tehran

    Richard N. Haass

    Forty years after the revolution that ousted the Shah, Iran’s unique political-religious system and government appears strong enough to withstand US pressure and to ride out the country's current economic difficulties. So how should the US minimize the risks to the region posed by the regime?

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