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Mexico's Free Press Heroine Gets Her Day in Court

The firing of crusading Mexican journalist Carmen Aristegui has become the latest cause for free press activists. But is her salacious story as straightforward as it seems?

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An Earthquake Exposes Nepal’s Political Rot

The disaster could spur urgently needed democratization. But don't hold your breath.

Tea Leaf Nation

Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor, Your Chinese Fugitives

Forty percent of China's 100 most-wanted allegedly reside Stateside. Is Beijing trying to nudge Washington to step up cooperation?

Christian Caryl

How Democracy Is Losing Ground in Southeast Asia

And you thought the Arab Spring was disappointing.

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The Strongman of Singapore

Lee Kuan Yew built a gleaming metropolis out of an ex-colonial backwater -- but it wasn't pretty.

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How to Stop Extremism Before It Starts

Endemic corruption is padding the ranks of militant fundamentalist groups. Here's how communities are fighting back.

The Cable

When a Love of ‘Downton Abbey’ Goes Too Far

Republican congressman Aaron Schock is resigning amid accusations he misspent taxpayer dollars.

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Mugabe’s New Best Friends in Brussels

Why is Europe suddenly cozying up to Zimbabwe’s nonagenarian kleptocrat?

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