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The Arab Spring has not lived up to its promise as Egypt is back under the military’s boot and the civil war continues to bleed Syria, while Turkey is in turmoil. Photo: John Moore/Getty Images<br />

2013 | Reversing gears

2 min read . 30 Dec 2013
Since the early 1990s, one prediction after another regarding how close Iran was to acquiring a nuclear bomb has proved baseless. Throughout this period, alarmists tried to paint Iran as a threat to the Middle East and the world. Photo: Mohammad Berno/Document IRAN/ILNA via Bloomberg News<br />

What Iran wants | Hassan Rouhani

6 min read . 30 Dec 2013
The question for the Saudi royals now is this: Will the US merely be indifferent to their deepest fears, or will American policy in the region actually aggravate these fears? Photo: AFP<br />

The bewildered kingdom | Mai Yamani

4 min read . 30 Dec 2013
Modern technology has enabled workers in emerging economies to join a global labour market; in the absence of major policy innovation, this is likely to cause a prolonged drag on rich countries. Photo: Pradeep Gaur/ Mint<br />

The Fear of ‘L’ | Kaushik Basu

4 min read . 30 Dec 2013
Much credit growth is not critical to economic growth, because it does not play a direct role in financing consumption or investment. Photo: Joe Raedle/ Getty Images/ AFP<br />

Debt and demand | Adair Turner

4 min read . 30 Dec 2013
Access to higher education is a basic prerequisite for economic success, and we need to ensure that Britain can compete with the likes of the US and South Korea, which send a much higher proportion of their young people to university. Photo: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg<br />

Britain fights back | George Osborne

5 min read . 30 Dec 2013
2013-Reversing Gears

2013-Reversing Gears

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