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Why Iran Wants a Nuclear Deal

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These are today's best ideas

1. Here’s the real reason Iran wants a nuclear deal.

By Kathy Gilsinan in the Atlantic

2. We need a Marshall Plan for the victims of America’s War on Drugs.

By Nancy Gertner at the Aspen Ideas Festival

3. Investors and entrepreneurs are getting creative to weather Greece’s crumbling economy.

By Elmira Bayrasli in TechCrunch

4. We need a partner to stabilize Afghanistan. India is right for the job.

By Alyssa Ayres at the Council on Foreign Relations

5. Though a cleaner source of power, hydroelectric dams drastically slash biodiversity.

By the University of East Anglia

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TIME Ideas hosts the world's leading voices, providing commentary and expertise on the most compelling events in news, society, and culture. We welcome outside contributions. To submit a piece, email ideas@time.com.

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America’s Very Own Greece

The Aspen Institute is an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, D.C.

These are today's best ideas

1. Puerto Rico is America’s very own Greece.

By Felix Salmon in Fusion

2. What’s behind the bloody surge in violent extremism? Competition.

By Justin Conrad and Kevin Greene in Political Violence at a Glance

3. With one decision, the Supreme Court opened the door to political innovation. The next part will be harder.

By Francine Kiefer in the Christian Science Monitor

4. The next nuclear accident is closer than you think.

By Hugh Gusterson in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

5. Upgrading America’s communications infrastructure wasn’t important until Google did it.

By James Surowiecki in MIT Technology Review

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TIME Ideas hosts the world's leading voices, providing commentary and expertise on the most compelling events in news, society, and culture. We welcome outside contributions. To submit a piece, email ideas@time.com.

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Why the Euro Was a Mistake

The Aspen Institute is an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, D.C.

These are the best ideas of the day

1. The euro was a big mistake, and Greece is paying the price.

By Timothy B. Lee in Vox

2. Homeownership is fading and we’re not ready for the renting explosion.

By Laurie Goodman, Rolf Pendall and Jun Zhu at the Urban Institute

3. How to power Africa’s renewables revolution.

By Kevin Watkins in World Economic Forum

4. What if our moral code explains the human propensity for violence?

By Tage Rai in Aeon

5. Can hip-hop overcome the conflict inside itself to be the voice of a changing culture?

By Talib Kweli at the Perception Institute

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TIME Ideas hosts the world's leading voices, providing commentary and expertise on the most compelling events in news, society, and culture. We welcome outside contributions. To submit a piece, email ideas@time.com.

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Why Recycling Is a Bad Deal for Cities

The Aspen Institute is an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, D.C.

These are today's best ideas

1. Find out why recycling used to be a good deal for cities, but now it’s costing them millions.

By Aaron C. Davis at the Washington Post

2. Setting its sights on the next billion users, Facebook is opening its first office in Africa.

By Kurt Wagner in Re/code

3. We can save $40 billion of National Park land and assets from climate destruction.

By the U.S. Department of the Interior

4. Let’s get rid of religious tax exemptions.

By Mark Oppenheimer in Time

5. Violence is contagious. Tackle it like an infectious disease.

By Alexa Clay and Kyra Maya Phillips in Salon

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TIME Ideas hosts the world's leading voices, providing commentary and expertise on the most compelling events in news, society, and culture. We welcome outside contributions. To submit a piece, email ideas@time.com.

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The Myth of the Lone Wolf Terrorist

The Aspen Institute is an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, D.C.

These are today's best ideas

1. There’s no such thing as a lone wolf terrorist in cyberspace.

By Gabriel Weimann at Reuters Great Debate

2. Crowdsource the end of sexual violence.

By Elsa D’Silva at Aspen Ideas Spotlight Health

3. Scientists may someday treat brain disease with artificial neurons.

By Katarina Sternudd at Karolinska Institutet

4. An almost-instant field test for Ebola will be a game-changer for the next outbreak.

By Jake Miller at Harvard Medical School

5. This self-fixing solar-powered toilet could close the sanitation gap for billions around the world.

By Kimm Fesenmaier at CalTech

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TIME Ideas hosts the world's leading voices, providing commentary and expertise on the most compelling events in news, society, and culture. We welcome outside contributions. To submit a piece, email ideas@time.com.

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We Were Wrong About Fat

The Aspen Institute is an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, D.C.

These are today's best ideas

1. We were wrong about fat.

By Eliza Barclay at NPR

2. Want to boost graduation rates for poor students? End merit-based college scholarships.

By Meredith Kolodner at Hechinger Report

3. Here’s how the iPhone will help scientists study the unique health needs of LGBT Americans for the first time.

By Stephanie M. Lee in Buzzfeed

4. We can fight cholera by crowdsourcing better maps.

By Tom Gorman in Ozy

5. Does air pollution cause dementia?

By Aaron Reuben in Mother Jones

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TIME Ideas hosts the world's leading voices, providing commentary and expertise on the most compelling events in news, society, and culture. We welcome outside contributions. To submit a piece, email ideas@time.com.

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Creating Soldiers Who Lack Fear

The Aspen Institute is an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, D.C.

These are today's best ideas

1. The Pentagon wants to make soldiers literally fearless.

By Max Plenke in Mic

2. Could ‘see-through’ trucks make highways safer?

By Sarah Caspari in the Christian Science Monitor

3. Are workplace wellness programs becoming worker harassment?

By Julie Appleby in Kaiser Health News

4. Roses are red, condoms are blue…if you have syphilis.

By Danny Gallagher at CNet

5. A simple way to pull pure hydrogen out of water could give us unlimited, clean-burning fuel.

By Mark Shwartz in Stanford News

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TIME Ideas hosts the world's leading voices, providing commentary and expertise on the most compelling events in news, society, and culture. We welcome outside contributions. To submit a piece, email ideas@time.com.

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Fight Prison Gangs by Breaking Up Big Prisons

The Aspen Institute is an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, D.C.

These are today's best ideas

1. America’s biggest prisons are factories exporting prison gangs. Break them up.

By David Skarbek and Courtney Michaluk in Politico

2. Find out why demographics and a charismatic leader still aren’t enough to make a majority party.

By Suzy Khimm in the New Republic

3. Denied a seat at the table of global power, the BRICS nations are building their own table.

By Shashi Tharoor in Project Syndicate

4. With an implanted treatment that blocks a narcotic high, one doctor wants to end addiction.

By Sujata Gupta in Mosaic Science

5. Your next insurance inspector could be a drone.

By Cameron Graham in Technology Advice

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TIME Ideas hosts the world's leading voices, providing commentary and expertise on the most compelling events in news, society, and culture. We welcome outside contributions. To submit a piece, email ideas@time.com.

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Therapy Without the Therapist

The Aspen Institute is an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, D.C.

These are the best ideas of the day.

1. The only thing missing from this surprisingly effective therapy is the therapist.

By Tina Rosenberg in the New York Times Fixes

2. America can’t beat ISIS until we convince Sunnis we care.

By Charles Lister in Markaz by the Brookings Institution

3. This is the best way to make nonprofits and foundations way more effective.

By Tate Williams in Inside Philanthropy

4. If everything has a price, here’s the cost of saving the planet.

By Anna Lieb in Nova Next

5. Here’s how ‘drug courts’ let judges practice medicine without a license.

By Maia Szalavitz in Pacific Standard

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TIME Ideas hosts the world's leading voices, providing commentary and expertise on the most compelling events in news, society, and culture. We welcome outside contributions. To submit a piece, email ideas@time.com.

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Building a Military of Hackers and Makers

The Aspen Institute is an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, D.C.

1. The Pentagon needs a military full of makers and hackers. Here’s how to start.

By Patrick Tucker in Defense One

2. Want to close America’s digital divide? See how Globaloria teaches through games.

By Rebecca Reynolds and Ming Ming Chiu in Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology

3. Misdemeanors are the secret weapon of America’s structural racism.

By Evan Stewart in the Society Pages

4. The government agency that oversees industrial accidents is imploding.

By Dan Vergano in Buzzfeed

5. The “welfare queen” is a myth. Doctors are the true face of Medicare fraud.

By David A. Graham in the Atlantic

The Aspen Institute is an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, D.C.

TIME Ideas hosts the world's leading voices, providing commentary and expertise on the most compelling events in news, society, and culture. We welcome outside contributions. To submit a piece, email ideas@time.com.

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