Society and Culture

Analysis Brief

A Political Turning Point for Egypt?

Author: Deborah Jerome

The weekend's military crackdown on Coptic Christian demonstrations in Cairo underscores Egypt's sectarian problems, the entrenched power of the military, and the weakness of the country's economy.

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Analysis Brief

New Food Crisis Looms

Author: Toni Johnson

With global food prices again soaring to record levels, experts say policies are needed to bolster agriculture production and reduce trade barriers, particularly by the United States.

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Analysis Brief

Six Billion Consumers and Rising

Author: Lee Hudson Teslik

In recent decades, efficiency gains in food and energy production have helped offset the demands of a rising world population. Experts wonder when this trend will hit a wall.

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