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Ebola’s next frontier

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Which countries, beyond those in West Africa, are most susceptible to the Ebola epidemic? Most epidemiologists do not fear much for the developed world, with its effective quarantine measures and tracking procedures, or even for sparsely populated developing countries.

Posted: October 30th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Hope for Hong Kong

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Hong Kong’s democracy movement has gained admiration worldwide. The principles, decency and behavior of its youthful vanguard inspire confidence in the qualities of the generation that one day will run the great city. That said, it is time to move on to a sensible endgame.

Posted: October 29th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Man bites shark

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BONN—Sharks have long been portrayed as man-eaters, a menace to any swimmer brave (or foolish) enough to share the water with them. But this perception could not be further from reality. In fact, sharks are extremely vulnerable, and their dwindling populations—largely owing to human behavior—urgently need global protection.

Posted: October 27th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Coal and corruption

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Juan Pablo Perez Alfonso, one of the founders of Opec, once compared the world’s fossil-fuel use to “drowning in the devil’s excrement.”

Posted: October 20th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Qatar’s jihad

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Qatar may be tiny, but it is having a major impact across the Arab world. By propping up violent jihadists in the Middle East, North Africa and beyond, while supporting the United States in its fight against them, this gas-rich speck of a country—the world’s wealthiest in per capita terms—has transformed itself from a regional gadfly into an international rogue elephant.

Posted: October 15th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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