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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?

Argument

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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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.

The Cable

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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