In pictures: The Gulf
Cameraman Ben Foley Filming on the deck of the USS Ronald Reagan ;*;A wide shot of the radar on the USS Ronald Reagan ;*;A sailor on the bridge keeps a watch on the shipping lanes ;*;A mechanic poses for a photograph in a fighter jet ;*;A look down over the side of the USS Ronald Reagan reveals precious cargo
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Western fighters have streamed into the Middle East to help 'liberate' Arab countries such as Syria and Libya.
The Pakistani government is proposing reform of the nation's madrassas, which are accused of fostering terrorism.
Weaving and handicrafts are being re-taught to a younger generation of Iraqi Kurds, but not without challenges.
The author argues that in the new economy, it's people, not skills or majors, that have lost value.