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Forget the single-minded focus on election day. What Azerbaijan needs is support for its civil society.
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Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, the punk band’s most famous member, jolts her compatriots with a description of her life in a Russian penal colony.
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The people who live in Russia's troubled North Caucasus republic hope that their new president will make a difference. But the chaos and bloodshed are deepening with every day.
Why some Indians are still fighting back against the country's new biometric ID system.
For years the Houthis have been derided as subversives and separatists. Now they're sitting at the table in Sanaa.
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Praising Zimbabwe's slightly-less-fraudulent election is like congratulating Anthony Weiner for sending photographs of his genitals to fewer women this year.
Zimbabwe is bouncing back from recent history's most shocking economic slump. Or is it?
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Russia’s leading oppositionist has been sentenced to five years in jail. Can the protest movement go on?
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This week's G8 Summit brought some small but crucial successes in the effort to cut down on illicit financial flows.