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‘Here They Can Be Themselves’

How the trials and triumphs of an ancient transgender community could make headway for the slow-moving fight against a blame-the-victim culture in India.

Shadow Government

Some Sandinistas Never Change

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega is cozying back up with Russia as his country's economy falls apart. Washington couldn't care less.

Passport

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.

Voice

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.

Argument

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?

Report

U.N. Envoy to Somalia Warns Against Cutting Off Remittances

Money sent home by family members abroad is the “lifeblood” of the African country’s economy, but it’s getting harder to get the money over there.

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