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December 1 & 15, 2008

Welcome to the online edition of The New York Times Upfront, where you'll find a selection of articles from our print edition. (For information on subscribing to the print edition, with all its additional articles, graphics, and teacher's edition, please click here.)

FEATURES

COVER STORY

The Rise of the Rest
Author Fareed Zakaria on why America shouldn't fear the booming economies of China, India, and other developing nations


INTERNATIONAL

Immigration & the Border
A new fence to deter illegal crossings from Mexico symbolizes the intense debate over immigration in the U.S.

The Man of the House
An Albanian tradition of women swapping gender roles to become the family patriarch is fading away.


WORLD AFFAIRS: 2009 Almanac & Atlas

Introduction
World Economic Map
Europe
Africa
Middle East
Asia & Oceania
North & South America
Snapshots


DEPARTMENTS

NEWS & TRENDS
Clubbing goes green, People in India, chocolate power, and more

DEBATE
Should the U.S. lift the embargo on Cuba?

CARTOONS
How the world views the election of Barack Obama