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Women gather in a village near Mysore, India. (Adam Jones ) (CC-BY-SA)

Female Equality Is Key to a Sustainable Future

I am looking at the faces of 10-year-old girls from across the world—faces brimming with expectancy. The U.N. report, “The State of World Population 2016,” opens with their photos, and these words are part of the introduction to Chapter 4, “The Face of the Future”: With support from family, community and nation, and the full realization of […]

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August 6 and 9, 1945: Reverberations Across Seventy Years

August 6 and 9 mark the 70th anniversary of the United States dropping atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. This mass destruction of civilians (not military targets, as President Truman alleged) has reverberated perversely across 7 decades, with the spread of nuclear weapons and the persistent pressure on Japan by the […]

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