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How Democracy Is Losing Ground in Southeast Asia

And you thought the Arab Spring was disappointing.

Putinology

A Showdown in Moscow’s Power Elite

A political killing in the center of Moscow triggers an open feud between two of Russia's most powerful clans.

Report

Top Intel Official: U.S. Facing ‘Unprecedented’ Array of Threats

A senior Pentagon official warned that Washington can no longer take its technological advantages over its enemies for granted.

The Cable

Obama Taps Insider as Secret Service Chief After Being Prodded to Choose an Outsider

Obama was told an outsider was needed to fix the Secret Service. But he picked the ultimate inside man for the job.

Dispatch

Few in Kiev See Hope in the New Cease-Fire

Will the new cease-fire agreement bring peace to Ukraine? In Kiev, few see grounds for hope.

Dispatch

In Egypt, Police Are the Real Hooligans

Deaths outside a Cairo soccer stadium are par for the course with Egypt's unreformed and unrepentant police force.

Transitions

Libya Reverses a Purge

Two years ago a flawed law barred Qaddafi-era officials from political life. Now some politicians are having second thoughts.

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