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What Does it Really Mean for the U.S. to Support Democracy Abroad? (Part 2)

Part one of this essay rebutted the erroneous conflation of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan with the historic policy of supporting democrats around the ...

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Afghanistan Watchdog: Poor U.S. Planning Puts $488 Million at Risk

According to a new report from the special inspector general for Afghanistan reconstruction, lack of government strategy puts $500 million of American taxpayers' money at risk.

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Afghan Watchdog Finds That If You Build It, They Won’t Necessarily Come

A 37-acre industrial park in Kandahar built with $7.8 million in USAID funds has sat mostly empty since construction finished more than four years ago, says a new report.

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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.

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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 ...

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