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  1. The Case for Israel Remains Valid
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    The Case for Israel Remains Valid

    Apr 1, 2024 Ian Buruma explains why the country’s founding principle as a safe haven for Jews still appeals to many people.

  2. Alexei Navalny Did Not Die for Nothing
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    Alexei Navalny Did Not Die for Nothing

    Mar 1, 2024 Ian Buruma highlights the crucial role of political martyrs in inspiring resistance to oppressive regimes.

  3. The Threat of Messianic Politics
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    The Threat of Messianic Politics

    Jan 29, 2024 Ian Buruma explains why political leaders and contenders worldwide are embracing the role of religious savior.

  4. The Culture War at Harvard and Beyond
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    The Culture War at Harvard and Beyond

    Jan 8, 2024 Ian Buruma thinks Claudine Gay’s downfall reveals something important about changed perceptions of Jews.

  5. The Rage of the Outsiders
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    The Rage of the Outsiders

    Nov 27, 2023 Ian Buruma shows what Geert Wilders has in common with other ultra-nationalist politicians, past and present.

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    The Gaza War Goes Global

    Joschka Fischer considers the implications of Iran’s unprecedented decision to launch a direct strike on Israeli territory.
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    Gender-Neutral Fintech Isn’t Working for Women

    Emmanuel Nyirinkindi & Jessica Schnabel show that the industry is not fully delivering on its promise to accelerate financial inclusion.
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    The Urgency of Palestinian Statehood

    Gareth Evans explains why formal international recognition is crucial to ending the intolerable status quo.
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    Quality Journalism Is More Important than Ever

    Anya Schiffrin, et al. explain how policymakers can support rigorous, objective reporting, just as they provide other public goods.
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    Is India’s Economy Overhyped?

    Shang-Jin Wei argues that the country’s rapid development, while undeniable, conceals deeper structural problems.
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    Negotiating a Bigger, Better World Bank

    Michael Krake & Wempi Saputra explain how a new framework will nudge countries to invest in projects that deliver global public goods.
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    The Ozone Layer’s Recovery Shows How to Protect the Planet

    Robert Redford & Xiye Bastida highlight the critical role of international cooperation in preserving the planet’s habitability.
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    The Middle East Needs a Ceasefire Now

    Daoud Kuttab explains why the latest escalation could lead to a truce instead of an all-out military showdown.
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    Overcoming the Development-Project Implementation Gap

    Jorge Moreira da Silva highlights ways to strengthen the International Development Association’s already-powerful impact.

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