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How Many More World AIDS Days?

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Since its emergence in 1981, the global AIDS epidemic has taken around 36 million lives, and ravaged some of the world's most vulnerable communities. While the world has made significant progress over the past 15 years, obstacles to AIDS prevention – and eventually eradication – persist.

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  1. Four Ways to Beat HIV/AIDS
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    Four Ways to Beat HIV/AIDS

    Dec 1, 2017 Heather Bresch argues that an effective strategy must focus on increasing the availability of low-cost treatment.

  2. The Right to Health Is Universal
    A nurse holding a cyro vial containing the serum from an individual that will be sent for HIV testing Noel Celis/Getty Images

    The Right to Health Is Universal

    Nov 29, 2017 Michel Sidibé & Dainius Puras explain what it will take to ensure that Sustainable Development Goal 3 is achieved by 2030.

  3. Donald Trump’s Little Women
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    Donald Trump’s Little Women

    Mar 8, 2017 Françoise Girard shows how the "global gag rule" undermines the health – and human rights – of women and girls.

  4. The End of AIDS
    Aids ribbon at the White House Mark Wilson/Getty Images

    The End of AIDS

    Nov 29, 2016 Jeffrey D. Sachs shows how the global epidemic can be stopped for good, even in the poorest countries.

  5. The Measurement of Hope
    pa3179c.jpg Paul Lachine

    The Measurement of Hope

    Feb 4, 2013 Bill Gates on the next 15 years of development assistance.

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    A Weak, Uneven Global Recovery

    Eswar Prasad & Caroline Smiltneks explain why domestic political divisions and inflationary pressures jeopardize current market optimism.
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    Will Cambridge Support Free Speech?

    Peter Singer examines the university’s ongoing case against Nathan Cofnas, a research fellow who advocates “race realism.”
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    Can China Get Out of Its Rut?

    China’s authorities have powerful economic-policy levers at their disposal to achieve their 5% growth target this year and to put the economy on a more sustainable long-term growth path. But several trends – from the shift toward state capitalism to population aging to the loss of goodwill between Chinese and Americans – could thwart China’s ambition to join the ranks of high-income countries by mid-century.

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    China Stifles Its Own Debate

    Stephen S. Roach

    For more than two decades, the China Development Forum was a meeting where foreign business, political, and academic leaders could debate the state of the Chinese economy with the country’s highest leaders. But this year’s gathering eschewed open and honest dialogue, in favor of telling only “good stories” about China.

    bemoans the transformation of the country’s most important platform for open dialogue into a schmooze-fest.
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    Leaving Africa’s Colonial-Era Currency Will Be Hard, But May Be Wise

    Peter Doyle considers how exiting the CFA franc zone could benefit Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger, despite the challenges.
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    Europe’s War Jitters

    Shlomo Ben-Ami urges EU member states to prepare for the possibility of the US abandoning its NATO commitments.
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    Governments Must Shape AI’s Future

    Mariana Mazzucato & Fausto Gernone

    As with social media, the incentives around AI are aligned for rent extraction, where large companies, acting as intermediaries, amass profits at others’ expense. Governments urgently need to step in to ensure that the technology is being designed and brought to market in ways that will serve the common good.

    urge policymakers to see themselves as proactive participants in technological innovation and market-making.
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    How Guyana Became Latin America’s Leading Development Lab

    Iván Duque Márquez highlights the current government’s unique approach to managing its renewable and non-renewable resources.
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    Beating Back Populists at the Grassroots

    Sławomir Sierakowski interprets the seemingly mixed results of recent municipal and provincial elections in Poland.

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