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The African Century

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Africa’s economic rise is a world-changing development, but the sources of its emerging strength – and lingering weaknesses – are little understood. With support from the Mastercard Foundation, The African Century provides a unique platform for debate about the vital issues shaping African societies.

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America’s Vital Chip Mission

Laura Tyson & John Zysman

This year’s semiconductor shortages underscore the need for a comprehensive strategy to maintain a reliable supply of components that are now indispensable to both the economy and national security. A successful strategy will have four main components.

identify the four main components of a strategy to ensure a secure supply of semiconductors.
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    The Gospel According to Q

    Nina L. Khrushcheva

    According to Lord Acton, religious leaders should be held to a higher moral standard than ordinary people. Future historians should bear that advice in mind when assessing America’s religious right and its current leaders.

    highlights the deepening ties between QAnon conspiracists and America's religious right.
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    Crypto Crunch Time

    Digital-currency competition in the coming years will likely pit central banks against a host of private challengers. Will upstart cryptocurrencies have the firepower and the following to overturn the monetary status quo, or will the current financial establishment prevail?

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