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1. Our obsession with Iran obscures the bigger threat (Financial Times)

Pakistani nukes pose more of a danger to the west, argues Gideon Rachman.

2. Cameron's big cut 'idea' will only backfire on the Tories (Guardian)

Attacking the under-25s might help poll ratings for now, but the real causes of high housing benefit costs lie elsewhere, writes Polly Toynbee.

3. We Egyptians will give Mohamed Morsi a try (Guardian)

As I listened to the new Egyptian president's first address, I felt more hopeful, writes Ahdaf Soueif. But there is still a struggle ahead.

4. Lords reform gives Ed Miliband a chance to make mischief (Daily Telegraph)

Will the Labour leader’s game plan be driven by principles or low politics, asks Mary Riddell.

5. America is no longer a land of opportunity (Financial Times)

Our system benefits the rich at the expense of others, writes Joseph Stiglitz.

6. The City needs a dose of financial Darwinism (Times) (£)

No regulation will be as powerful as the fear of prison to stop our banks behaving badly, says Niall Ferguson.

7. After Rio, we know. Governments have given up on the planet (Guardian)

The post-summit pledge was an admission of defeat against consumer capitalism, says George Monbiot. But we can still salvage the natural world.

8. Silver spoon-fed Tories are assaulting ordinary people (Daily Mirror)

Cameron is a classic divide-and-ruler, turning the low income households against those even worse off, says Kevin Maguire.

9. Why we need a cut in fuel duty (Sun)

The government should be giving our economy a boost – not clobbering families, businesses and pensioners just at the wrong time, says Ed Balls.

10. It’s not heartless to replace welfare with work (Daily Telegraph)

To end dependency, the Government should return to the basic ideals of Beveridge, says Philip Johnston.

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