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From a Swift Boat to a Sustainable Mekong

One of the world’s most important waterways -- and one I spent some time on -- is in grave danger. We need to make sure its ecological and economic vitality is preserved for future generations.

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It's Time for Peacetech to Become an Industry

To make their mark, the architects of peacebuilding's bleeding edge need to leave the government payroll and start their own industry.

The South Asia Channel

In the Afterglow of the London Conference

Where does Afghanistan stand after the London Donors Conference? Richard Ponzio, a former coordinator of the U.S. Government’s New Silk Road initiative, explains.

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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.

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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 ...

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It’s Time to Rethink How We Do Development

A group of development experts issues a plea for reform.

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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.

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