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USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah to Step Down

One of the Obama administration’s most charismatic and well-liked bureaucrats is leaving his job next month.

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Why USAID Got Into Bed With Cuban Rappers

The U.S. Agency for International Development has been quietly backing Cuban rappers opposed to the Castro regime.

Shadow Government

The West Needs a New Strategy for Pakistan

A new report by the German Marshall Fund and the Swedish Defense Research Agency argues that the United States and Europe should adopt a fresh ...

Argument

It’s Time to Rethink How We Do Development

A group of development experts issues a plea for reform.

Argument

Fukuyama’s Fatalism

The great political thinker's new book offers a brilliant analysis of problems. But it doesn't go far enough with solutions.

Dispatch

‘Obama Is to America What Scott Is to Zambia’

Why does the first white head of state in an African democracy come as such a surprise?

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West Africa’s Financial Immune Deficiency

Health systems in Africa are ill-equipped to deal with Ebola. And that's partly the fault of IMF policies.

Transitions

Can Libya’s Central Bank Survive as the Country Fractures?

Coverage of Libya tends to focus these days on airstrikes, gun battles, and warring militias -- correctly enough, since these are also the things that ...

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Davos Diary: When it Comes to Human Rights in China, It’s Don’t Ask, Won’t Tell

Davos Diary: When it Comes to Human Rights in China, It’s Don’t Ask, Won’t Tell

Despite King’s Death, U.S.-Saudi Relationship Unlikely to Change

Despite King’s Death, U.S.-Saudi Relationship Unlikely to Change

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