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  • Forum Article

    Water Aid and the charitable spirit of Islam

    The recently launched UAE Water Aid campaign is aiming to assist 5 million people in desperate need of clean water… more

  • Forum Podcast

    Interview: Author Elif Shafak on women and fiction – podcast

    Welcome to our new podcast series, Inside the Creative Mind, featuring in-depth interviews with leading cultural figure… more

  • Forum Article

    Are we entering a new age of insecurity?

    Summer is normally a time to take a break from the risks and worries of everyday life, and perhaps to take stock of… more

  • Global Agenda Councils Article

    Why raw materials are a dangerous distraction

    Poor countries export raw materials such as cocoa, iron ore, and raw diamonds. Rich countries export – often to those… more

  • Forum Article

    Will India emulate China's boom?

    In recent years, China and India have both emerged as global economic superpowers, with China leading the way. But with… more

  • Forum Article

    Could Germany's surplus damage the eurozone?

    While the rest of the world recovers from the great recession, Europe is stagnating. Eurozone growth is expected to… more

  • Forum Article

    Why we should value the Fed's independence

    The US Federal Reserve is battling with members of Congress over a proposed law, the Federal Reserve Accountability… more

  • Forum Article

    How treating mental illness pays for itself

    In rich countries, 38% of all illness is mental illness. It particularly affects people of working age, where it… more

  • Forum Article

    This week's 22 must-read stories

    1. Four things not to do in an economic crisis. And one idea that could speed up the recovery. 2. Inequality is… more

  • Forum Article

    How China became a climate leader

    In what some might consider a surprising development, China – currently the world’s largest emitter of carbon… more

  • Forum Article

    Do cities widen the gap between rich and poor?

    Thomas Piketty and the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil have something in common. The bestseller of the former and the… more

  • Forum Article

    Corporate governance alone won't prevent the next banking crisis

    Bank distress during the recent crisis caused significant damage to the real economy. Appropriately, the policy… more