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Afghanistan’s Covid-19 Bargain

Afghanistan’s Covid-19 Bargain

Battered by conflict and dependent on dwindling foreign aid, Afghanistan may have no alternative but to let the virus run its course. Yet, amid their suffering, Afghans are also finding solidarity and political initiative.

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In a Time of Covid-19, Screen-Time Worries Miss the Point  

In a Time of Covid-19, Screen-Time Worries Miss the Point  

Parents of locked-down children are more worried than ever about screen time. But preparing children for the future won’t happen by looking backwards to a pre-screen world that has already come and gone.m Today’s kids need screen-time mentors, not screen-time monitors

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Opportunity in Crisis: Making Green Energy the New Normal

Opportunity in Crisis: Making Green Energy the New Normal

Some of the most indelible images of the pandemic have been the brilliant skies that replaced toxic smog as the world stayed home and fossil-fuel use plunged. With renewables now cheaper than coal, green energy’s time has come.

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In Nepal, Federalism, Health Policy, and the Pandemic

In Nepal, Federalism, Health Policy, and the Pandemic

Across Nepal, the coronavirus pandemic is confronting cities and towns with a defining challenge to that nation’s nascent federal system, as young local governments struggle to meet their constitutional public-health mandate.

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Working from Home: Not the Utopia We Were Expecting

Working from Home: Not the Utopia We Were Expecting

“Before the pandemic took over our lives, we all sometimes wished we could simply work from home,” writes the author. “So why do 85 percent of my colleagues want to come back to the office as soon as possible?”

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In Bangladesh, Tanneries in Trouble

In Bangladesh, Tanneries in Trouble

A two-decade push by Bangladesh to reform its leather tanning industry was supposed to clean up pollution and end worker exploitation. So far, it hasn’t quite worked out as planned.

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