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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.

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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?

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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.

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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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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.

Daniel W. Drezner

Is the American economy really like a university?

In his New York Times column today, David Brooks analogizes the government's proper role in the economy to an administration's actual role in a modern ...

Daniel W. Drezner

How to expect the unexpected in a financial crisis

I have a column in the latest issue of Foreign Policy (The Magazine) about some of the unanticipated political, socioeconomic, and cultural effects of the ...

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