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Burma’s Revolution From Below

Elites still think they’re running the show. But farmers are increasingly taking matters into their own hands.

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Why It Will Take a Kindler, Gentler Buhari to Turn Nigeria Around

Muhammadu Buhari has a second chance to prove to Nigeria that he can end corruption, revive the economy, and defeat Boko Haram. But to do so, he'll have to show his softer side.

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Ethiopia’s Economic Miracle Is Running Out of Steam

Why it’s time for East Africa’s big success story to change the way it does business.

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Decentralize or Perish

To beat Russia, Ukraine must give its local governments a chance to flourish.

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Now the Czechs Have an Oligarch Problem, Too

How the rise of a powerful businessman threatens to undermine democratic institutions in the heart of Europe.

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Xi Jinping Forever

Is China’s increasingly powerful president angling to break tradition and extend his rule indefinitely?

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How Democracy Is Losing Ground in Southeast Asia

And you thought the Arab Spring was disappointing.

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