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By , International Crisis Group’s senior analyst for Colombia.

Fred Kaplan suggests foreign-policy priorities for the president-elect.

Fred Kaplan suggests foreign-policy priorities for the president-elect.

Claus Christian Malzahn says the dovish Obama faces an unpeaceful term.

Meenakshi Ganguly thinks Indian elections stereotype and squash minorities.

Michael Costa explains why U.S. debt hurts Australia and the world. 

John Kocjan wants to see more private-sector involvement in the bailout.

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Elizabeth Dickinson is International Crisis Group’s senior analyst for Colombia.

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