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Bridging The Political Divide Is Our Only Way Forward

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It was an excruciating week and the emotions of it yet linger. To the haunting images of 9-11 from 13 years ago are now added remarkable photos and video of Hurricane Irma; the millions temporarily displaced; those who died; and the billions of dollars it will take to get things back to a semblance of normal. It was life on a dramatic scale — so great and vast that we felt anew the fragility of life on a fragile planet.

And while we remained understandably preoccupied with such stories, other equally troubling accounts — Myanmar,South Sudan,Syria,Yemen,Nigeria,North Korea,Russia and the warnings from NATO's chief that the world is at its most dangerous point in a generation — need our attention.

All of this has been transpiring in an era where people grow increasingly distrustful of government and political intentions. We have arrived at a crucible where the greatest challenges of our time are far more daunting than in........

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