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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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    Time to Bite the Bullet in Syria

    Carl Bildt

    US President Donald Trump's impulsive decision to pull American troops out of northern Syria and allow Turkey to launch a military campaign against the Kurds there has proved utterly disastrous. But a crisis was already inevitable, given the realities on the ground and the absence of a coherent US or Western policy in Syria.

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