THE QUESTION

How can we reduce our vulnerability to risks posed by global interconnectedness - from swine flu to financial contagion to terrorist threats? What risks do you see on the horizon?

Posted by David Ignatius and Lauren Keane on May 1, 2009 10:30 AM

FROM THE PANEL

Originally from Pakistan, Anwer Sher is based in Dubai and writes for Gulf News, Khaleej Times and Emirates Today. His varied career experience includes banking, consulting, and real estate development. He has a Masters degree in International Relations.

Beware the Coming Intolerance Epidemic

The risks that we face are actually more societal in nature today than political.

Posted by Anwer Sher Dubai, UAE | 5 COMMENTS
May 4, 2009 at 2:26 PM
Saul Singer, a columnist and former editorial page editor at the Jerusalem Post, is co-author of the forthcoming book, Start-Up Nation: The Story of Israel's Economic Miracle. He has also written for the Wall Street Journal, Commentary, Middle East Quarterly, Moment, the New Leader, and bitterlemons.org (an Israeli/Palestinian e-zine). Before moving to Israel in 1994, he served as an adviser in the United States Congress to the House Foreign Affairs and Senate Banking Committees. He is also on Twitter.

Islamofascism Is Next Big Threat

The same interconnectedness that brought economies down together also brought them up together during the boom time, and will likely help them recover together.

Posted by Saul Singer Jerusalem, Israel | 15 COMMENTS
May 1, 2009 at 11:30 AM
Endy M. Bayuni took up the job of chief editor of The Jakarta Post, Indonesia’s independent and leading English language newspaper, in August 2004 shortly after he returned from a one-year Nieman Fellowship at the Harvard University. Endy has been with the newspaper since 1991, working his way up from Production Manager (Night Editor), to National Editor, Managing Editor, and Deputy Chief Editor through all those years. He previously worked as the Indonesian correspondent for Reuters and Agence France-Presse between 1984 and 1991, and began his journalistic career with The Jakarta Post in 1983. Endy completed his Bachelors of Arts degree in economics from Kingston University in Surrey, England, in 1981.

Finding the Highest Common Denominator

In an interlinked economy, long-term benefits go to countries that know how to regulate.

Posted by Endy Bayuni Jakarta, Indonesia | 3 COMMENTS
May 1, 2009 at 11:13 AM

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