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Afghan Watchdog Finds That If You Build It, They Won’t Necessarily Come

A 37-acre industrial park in Kandahar built with $7.8 million in USAID funds has sat mostly empty since construction finished more than four years ago, says a new report.

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Want Your City-State to Become a Capitalist Success Story? Ban Spitting.

The governing philosophy of Singapore’s founding father Lee Kuan Yew contained multitudes: a belief in the enriching power of the free market; a development agenda ...

Shadow Government

China’s Trans-Atlantic Wedge

China is challenging Washington's privileged position in Europe.

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Long Live Lee Kuan Yew’s Lion City

Singapore's long time leader has passed, but his ideas will live on in the country he created.

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The Secret to Making China’s Economy Grow Forever

Developed countries from the U.S. to Korea have all hit a growth rate ceiling as they've grown richer. Will this be China's fate? Not if Li Keqiang has anything to say about it.

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How to Make the Sustainable Development Goals Work

It’s simple: Prioritize women and families.

The South Asia Channel

Toilets First, Temples Later: Modi’s Promising Act

Modi was molded by Hindutva, but he mobilized a national campaign on reviving India's economy, not religion. Can he deliver on his promise? Are these two on a collision course?

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