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Tunisia’s new government has declared war on sleaze -- but that’s much easier said than done.
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It’s true: Burma faces an uphill climb in its transition to democracy. But the odds may be better than you think.
Managing the transition to a democratic Cuba: A user’s guide.
France gets a new president, neo-Nazis make gains in Greece, and Putin hits the ice.
Britain's Parliament begins its new session like no other legislature.
Academic economists usually air their new ideas first in working papers. Here, before the work gets dusty, a quick look at transition policy research in progress.
Meet the children left behind when mommy and daddy go to the factory.
As the blackout on news of Chen Guangcheng shows, Chinese censors are getting better at what they do. Can U.S. government-funded tools help China's netizens break free?
The global tobacco industry is targeting women in emerging markets. Can public policy rise to the challenge?
The conviction of Charles Taylor is welcome news. But don’t be fooled: The international criminal justice system is in deep trouble.