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Trouble in Tbilisi

Georgia’s government is falling apart and its most beloved, pro-Western politician is going with it.

Cory Welt |

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The Fiery Fall of Burkina Faso’s ‘Beautiful Blaise’

The leader, who, for decades, avoided the uprisings that dislodged neighboring strongmen from power, finally met his political end.

Leela Jacinto |

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Erdogan's Unsung Victory

Turkey's strongman has broken the power of the military. Could that ensure the long-term victory of democracy?

Nick Danforth |

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A Small Step Backward for Mankind

Why America needs to embrace a culture of risk in order to build the next-generation space program.

Konstantin Kakaes |

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Fukuyama's Fatalism

The great political thinker's new book offers a brilliant analysis of problems. But it doesn't go far enough with solutions.

Brian Levy |

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Divided, We Stand

If Republicans win, does the global economy, too?

Daniel Altman |

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Teenage Wasteland

Why do so many efforts to stop young people from joining extremist groups fail?

Sharon Morris |

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Remember What They Died for on the Maidan

Yes, the fight for democratic values is hard -- especially now. But that's no reason to give up.

Srdja Popovic |

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Burkina Faso's Silver Lining

The maneuvers that triggered the military coup may actually have been good for democracy in Africa.

Ken Opalo |

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Is Gen. John Allen in Over His Head?

President Obama’s point man in the fight against the Islamic State faces a ruthless foe. But his detractors at home -- even in the Pentagon -- may be his biggest enemy.

Mark Perry |

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West Africa's Financial Immune Deficiency

Health systems in Africa are ill-equipped to deal with Ebola. And that's partly the fault of IMF policies.

Rick Rowden |

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Lawyers, Guns, and Mujahideen

Inside Syria’s sharia court system.

Maxwell Martin |

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Some of the News That's Fit to Print

Progress on media freedom is backsliding in Myanmar. Will Obama speak up to save his biggest foreign-policy success?

Suzanne Nossel |

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Why Is Bahrain Outsourcing Extremism?

The Bahraini government has been working overtime to crush pro-democracy activists. But what about followers of the Islamic State?

Ala'a Shehabi |

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Beijing, We Have a Problem

Is India surpassing China in Asia's space race?

Kim Wall |

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Stop Playing Cowboy on Ebola

By defying the CDC, U.S. governors imposing unnecessary Ebola quarantines risk making the next global pandemic all the more terrifying.

Gregg Gonsalves |

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Who's Going to Get Rich Fighting the Islamic State?

Obama's small war means big profits -- and little oversight -- for defense contractors and hired guns.

William D. Hartung |

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The Myth of the Big Bad Lone Wolf

Trying to stop lone-wolf terrorists -- much less mentally ill murderers -- is a waste of law enforcement's time and money.

David Gomez |

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Don't Blame CNN for the Ebola Panic

If you crunch the data, the mainstream media has actually been pretty levelheaded.

Kalev Leetaru |

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The Threats We Forget

The Islamic State and Ebola are the crises du jour, but a host of other persistent threats to national security are no less pressing. And combatting them will require unity of effort.

Tim Roemer |

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Chasing Away the Democracy Blues

Why democracy is worth fighting for -- now more than ever.

Larry Diamond |

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Making Bank

Why China’s new infrastructure bank represents a challenge to the global order.

Ely Ratner |

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The Internet Is Not the Enemy

Global efforts to stop the Islamic State should not come at the expense of online freedom. Let the world see the depravity of their ideology.

Jillian C. York |

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Get Ready for Iraq War IV

One of the most influential Army officers of the Iraq theater on why the United States seems destined to repeat the mistakes of the past.

John A. Nagl |

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The Hunt for Black October

The Swedish Navy is desperately trying to find a Russian submarine prowling off the coast of Stockholm. What’s Vladimir Putin up to?

Erik Brattberg |

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Dark Sites and the Bill of Rights

When Uncle Sam projects his power abroad, does the Constitution tag along?

Joshua Fiveson |

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Brazil's Election Illusion

The heated presidential race between Rousseff and Neves conceals the most important fact: There's not much daylight between the candidates.

Michael Shifter |

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A Blunder Down Under

Australia is trying to combat homegrown terrorism. Sending 800 police officers and a helicopter after suburban wannabes isn’t how to do it.

Waleed Aly |

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At the Back of the Class

Is the international community about to censure Hungary for giving up on its young democratic institutions?

Elizabeth Winkler |

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Stan'd if You Do, Stan'd if You Don't

Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan want to drop the pesky Persian suffix that’s been frustrating Central Asia for generations. Here’s why that’s a bad idea.

Ted Trautman |