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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.

Passport

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

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?

Argument

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

Venezuela’s OPEC Headache

The steep drop in the price of oil we have seen the past few weeks threatens to have profound political consequences. It provides a welcome ...

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