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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.

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Democracy Lab Weekly Brief, Feb. 23, 2015

To keep up with Democracy Lab in real time, follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Linda Kinstler reports from Kharkiv on the rising wave of ...

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Beyond Bribery

It’s time to start fighting the most insidious form of corruption -- the kind that’s legal.

Tea Leaf Nation

Chinese Corruption, Now Officially Hilarious

The often vapid but widely watched New Year's Gala will poke fun at a once-taboo topic.

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Is This Scandal the Proof That Venezuela Has Finally Become a Narco-State?

A Venezuelan defector is accusing the second most powerful main in the regime of running a drug cartel.

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