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In the wake of the Paris attacks, French, U.S., and Russian air forces increased their bombardment of Islamic State targets in Syria and Northern Africa. On today's episode, Jonathan Power explains why a strictly military approach alone will not solve the problem of the Islamic State.
In college-level microeconomics courses, the demand curve is presented as the bedrock of the subject. Yet as James H. Nolt explains, a consumer-centric concept of demand is "farcical" if it ignores the influence of private power.
Arctic states regularly engage in disputes over territory and environmental regulation, especially when shipping routes and access to natural resources are at stake. Beth Brown argues, however, that the strong precedent of collaboration and compromise in the region ensures that disagreements are resolved peacefully.

Al Jazeera America recently interviewed Jonathan Cristol, World Policy Fellow and Director of Globalization and International Affairs at Bard College, on new revelations that the NSA conducted espionage on the last three presidents of France. Cristol boils down the geopolitical consequences of this story and its impact on a central alliance in the West's campaign against the Islamic State.

July 16, 2015
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In this World Economic Roundtable, former Mexican President Vicente Fox discusses his current quest to make his country a hub for technology. 

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