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Monday, September 22, 2014   9:10 GMT

Surprisingly Equal, Surprisingly Unequal
Judith Niehues

COLOGNE - Thomas Piketty,a French economist who works on wealth and income inequality,has triggered a debate on the distribution of income and wealth in many countries. This is no small issue because views on income inequality and concomitant redistributive preferences are crucial to the design of tax and transfer systems.
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OPINION
Fighting ISIS and the Morning After
EmileNakhleh
WASHINGTON - As the wobbly anti-ISIS coalition is being formed with American prodding, the Obama administration should take a strategic look at the future of the Arab world beyond the threat posed by the self-declared Islamic State. Otherwise, the United States would be unprepared to deal with the unintended chaos.
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Nuclear Deal with Iran Likely to Enhance U.S. Regional Leverage
Jim Lobe
WASHINGTON - A successful agreement on Irans nuclear programme could significantly enhance U.S. leverage and influence throughout the Greater Middle East, according to a new report signed by 31 former senior U.S. foreign-policy officials and regional experts and released here Wednesday.
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Economy and Trade
>   Surprisingly Equal, Surprisingly Unequal
> Sanctions and Retaliations  Simply Unconscionable
>   Criminalisation of Homelessness in U.S. Criticised by United Nations
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Politics
> OPINION  Fighting ISIS and the Morning After
>   Nuclear Deal with Iran Likely to Enhance U.S. Regional Leverage
>   U.S. Ground Troops Possible in Anti-ISIS Battle
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Civil Society
>   Mideast Nuclear Weapons-Free Zone Remains in Limbo
>   U.S. Military Joins Ebola Response in West Africa
>   Criminalisation of Homelessness in U.S. Criticised by United Nations
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Environment
>   U.S., Brazil Nearing Approval of Genetically Engineered Trees
>   Does Iceland Gain From Whaling?
>   Protecting America's Underwater Serengeti
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Development
> Sanctions and Retaliations  Simply Unconscionable
> OPINION  Iraq On the Precipice
>   Criminalisation of Homelessness in U.S. Criticised by United Nations
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Human Rights
> OPINION  Fighting ISIS and the Morning After
>   Declining Majority Still Supports Active U.S. Role in World Affairs
>   U.S. Bypasses Security Council on Impending Invasion of Syria
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Health
>   U.S. Military Joins Ebola Response in West Africa
> OPINION  Iraq On the Precipice
>   New York's Homeless Pushed Deeper into the Shadows
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Media & Communications
>   UN Staff Celebrates Holi, Hindu Festival of Colours
>   New York Farmers Aid the City's Hungry
>   New York Farmers Aid the City's Hungry
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 U.S. Ground Troops Possible in Anti-ISIS Battle
 Declining Majority Still Supports "Active" U.S. Role in World Affairs
 U.S. Bypasses Security Council on Impending Invasion of Syria
 Obama's Anti-ISIS Strategy Met with Scepticism
 Mideast Nuclear Weapons-Free Zone Remains in Limbo
 U.S. Military Joins Ebola Response in West Africa
 OPINION: ISIS Primarily a Threat to Arab Countries
 Sanctions and Retaliations: Simply Unconscionable
 OPINION: Iraq On the Precipice
 Criminalisation of Homelessness in U.S. Criticised by United Nations
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 Boosting the Natural Disaster Immunity of Caribbean Hospitals
 Georgia’s Female Drug Addicts Face Double Struggle
 Africa Seeks Commitment to Adaptation in Climate Deal
 Environmental Funding Bypasses Indigenous Communities
 Will Governments Keep Their Promises on the Human Right to Water?
 U.N. Urged to Reaffirm Reproductive Rights in Post-2015 Agenda
 OPINION: Step Up Efforts Against Hunger
 Geographical Divide in Maternal Health for Syrian Refugees
 Rare Zambian Tree Faces Exploitation Because of Legal Loophole
 New Fund to Build on “Unprecedented Convergence” Around Land Rights
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