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Britain must take the global lead on aid

By Mark Suzman  
The UN General Assembly

The UN General Assembly

From Ebola to ISIS, from earthquakes in Nepal to civil war in South Sudan and Syria, the headlines provide ample fodder for pessimism about the state of the world.

Combined with economic stagnation in rich countries from Europe to Japan, slowdowns in the previously ascendant emerging market “BRIC” economies of Brazil, Russia, India and China—and in many resource-dependent poor nations now buffeted by the down-winds of the commodity cycle—the prospects for the…

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