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Worldview 4.18.11

The tiny Gulf emirate Qatar has made some risky political calculations of late. It’s the only Arab country to recognize Libya’s Transitional Council. At the same time, it supported the crackdown on Shiite protesters in Bahrain. Salman Shaikh, director of the Brookings Doha Center, explains what’s behind Qatar’s recent foreign policy calculations. Also, in the U.S., filing income taxes can be confusing, and although they ease the burden, tax preparation systems like TurboTax come at a price. But don’t assume it’s like that globally. David Stewart, legal editor of Tax Analysts, tells us how other countries handle income taxes. And WBEZ food contributor David Hammond talks to well-known Chicago chefs about using their cuisine to teach diners about sustainable food.

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