No Politician Was Quite as Adept at Putting His Foot — or Onions — in His Mouth as Tony Abbott

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott was pushed out of power Monday. Known for his many public gaffes, here's a look back at some of his most interesting word choices.


Accusations of IRA Activity Prompt Resignation of Northern Ireland’s First Minister

Amid allegations the IRA is still active in Northern Ireland, First Minister Peter Robinson resigned Thursday.

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The United States of Myanmar?

A federal system of government may be Myanmar's best step forward towards national unity and a more robust democratic process.

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Sri Lanka: Back to the Future?

Sri Lanka's authoritarian former president is on the brink of a political resurgence. His electoral success would put a halt to the country's already troubled political reform process.


Why Is the United States Letting Its Best Foreign Aid Tool Fall Apart?

As America is blowing billions by using its military as a one-size-fits-all solution for emergencies around the world, USAID is understaffed, underfunded, and on the cusp of crisis.

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Afghanistan’s Missing Link: Women Leaders

Afghan women can't be left out of the negotiations concerning the future of Afghanistan. Both President Obama and President Ghani need to address the historic role of the United States in perpetuating the abject status of Afghan women.


Rebuilding Nepal, from the Government Up

The 7.8 magnitude earthquake that wreaked havoc in Kathmandu has opened up an opportunity for the reform the country so desperately needs.


Will the new government finally help Nigeria's Boko Haram refugees?

In Nigeria's IDP camps, residents fight over bags of rice and live in constant fear of attack from the surrounding communities. Can the country's newly elected president finally rally the government to their cause?


Delhi’s New Chief Minister Wants to Radically Democratize Public Spending. Can It Work?

Letting the people dictate the budget is unprecedented for Delhi, but it draws on a quarter-century of other "participatory budgeting" programs in India and around the world.


Cities Saving States

Nigeria is a mess, but its biggest city is thriving. Can Lagos show other misgoverned countries the way?

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