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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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    Israel Must End the Gaza War

    Dennis Ross

    With the exception of the extreme right, no one in Israel wants to be stuck in Gaza, responsible for 2.4 million Palestinians, and facing a likely insurgency. Israel can end this war soon and save those hostages who are still alive, having demilitarized Gaza and set the stage for an alternative to Hamas.

    thinks the only strategic objective that matters is close – or close enough – to being met.
  3. zizek28_MENAHEM KAHANAAFP via Getty Images_israelgazaconflict Menahem Kahana/AFP via Getty Images

    No Barbarism Without Poetry

    Slavoj Žižek considers what causes people – or entire societies – to relish spectacles of wanton cruelty.
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    The World’s Moral Failure in Gaza

    Graça Machel decries the humanitarian catastrophe in the enclave, and makes three demands of global decision-makers.
  5. buruma212_Sean GallupGetty Images_israelflaggermany Sean Gallup/Getty Images

    The Case for Israel Remains Valid

    Ian Buruma explains why the country’s founding principle as a safe haven for Jews still appeals to many people.
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    The Untimely Resurrection of the Two-State Solution

    Shlomo Ben-Ami explains why the prospects for a US-backed diplomatic resolution to the crisis remain bleak.
  7. lenoir14_Karam HassanAnadolu via Getty Images_unrwa Karam Hassan/Anadolu via Getty Images

    Can UNRWA Officials Be Prosecuted?

    Noëlle Lenoir sees legal precedents for trying those accused of complicity in Hamas’s October 7 attack.
  8. kuttab58_Uriel SinaiGetty Images_marwanbarghouti Uriel Sinai/Getty Images

    Can Marwan Barghouti Be the Palestinian Nelson Mandela?

    Daoud Kuttab thinks the imprisoned Fatah leader could be the key to reviving the two-state solution.
  9. norrlof4_THOMAS COEXAFP via Getty Images_israelsettlements Thomas Coex/AFP via Getty Images

    Settler Sanctions and the Liberal International Order

    Carla Norrlöf explains the importance of new US measures against individuals committing violence in the West Bank.
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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.
  2. kuttab59_AFP via Getty Images_hamas war AFP via Getty Images

    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.
  3. moreiradasilva2_JOHN WESSELSAFP via Getty Images_internally displaced mozambique JOHN WESSELS/AFP via Getty Images

    Overcoming the Development-Project Implementation Gap

    Jorge Moreira da Silva & Jorge Moreira da Silva highlights ways to strengthen the International Development Association’s already-powerful impact.
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    Developing Countries’ Liquidity Crisis Is Not Over

    Ishac Diwan & Vera Songwe urge global policymakers to prevent mass insolvency and finance urgent climate projects.
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    America’s Manufacturing Renaissance Will Create Few Good Jobs

    Dani Rodrik

    Many countries’ recent experiences show that boosting manufacturing employment is like chasing a fast-receding target. Automation and skill-biased technology have made it extremely unlikely that manufacturing can be the labor-absorbing activity it once was, which means that the future of “good jobs” must be created in services.

    shows why policies to boost employment in the twenty-first century ultimately must focus on services.
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    Minxin Pei on China’s economy, surveillance state, repression of dissent, and more

    Minxin Pei doubts China’s government is willing to do what is needed to restore growth, describes the low-tech approaches taken by the country’s vast security apparatus, considers the Chinese social-credit system’s repressive potential, and more.
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    Who Should Decide If It’s Genocide?

    David Alton, et al. urge British policymakers to take a proactive approach to addressing mass-atrocity crimes.
  8. jlevy3_MANDEL NGANAFP via Getty Images_imfworldbankmeetings Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images

    The Bretton Woods Institutions We Need

    Joaquim Levy, et al. explain how the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank can rise to current global challenges.
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    The World Cannot Afford to Ignore the Poorest Countries

    Indermit Gill & M. Ayhan Kose warn that a growing gap between the world’s haves and have-nots will undercut global goals.

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