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The Curse of Low Expectations

Lessons for democracy from Madagascar's election.

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A Country with Fourteen Psychiatrists

Libya is trying to build a new democracy. But that's a tall order for a society plagued by bad memories.

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“The Elite Isn’t Going to Lose Control”

Middle East scholar Joshua Stacher explains why democratization in Egypt is only skin deep.

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Latin America’s Paraguayan Hangover

Some Latin American leaders have peculiar ideas about what constitutes an assault on democratic principles.

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Who Cares How Many Women Are in Parliament?

There are plenty of good yardsticks for the state of women’s rights around the world. Parliamentary representation isn’t one of them.

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Build Burma from the Ground Up

Relying only on the state to implement democratic reforms in Burma is a fool’s errand. But there’s a better way.

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“The Wounded Will Be Killed”

An American photojournalist describes what he saw during the month he spent in a Syrian village under siege.

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Asia’s Next Tiger

President Aquino's anti-corruption program is just what the Philippines economy needs.

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A Requiem for Calderon

The outgoing Mexican president had a golden opportunity to change his country for the better -- and he blew it.

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The Freedom to Hate

As sectarian violence lashes Burma, the media are using their newfound freedom for destructive ends.

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Egypt’s Constitutional Chaos

The process of drafting a new constitution is a train wreck. But there’s a way to get it back on track.

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Africa Takes Off

Sub-Saharan Africa is starting to shed its reputation as an economic laggard. The West should pay attention.

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Betting on a Cambodian Spring

Why Cambodia’s opposition faces a steep uphill battle in its effort to oust Prime Minister Hun Sen.

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The Window is Closing for Riyadh

The oil won’t last forever -- so Saudi Arabia’s government has to reform its economy if it wants to survive.

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The Godfathers of Tunis

Tunisia’s new government has declared war on sleaze -- but that’s much easier said than done.

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Two Worlds, One Climate

Forget Kyoto. There’s a much better way to persuade the developing world to fight climate change.

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Down, but Not Out

Just because Brazil’s growth rates are slowing, doesn’t mean the doomsayers are right.

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Burma Can Bring It

It’s true: Burma faces an uphill climb in its transition to democracy. But the odds may be better than you think.

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Getting Ready for Life after Castro

Managing the transition to a democratic Cuba: A user’s guide.

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Vox Pop: Egyptians Prepare to Choose a President

Everyone's talking about Egypt's presidential election. But what do the voters think?

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