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President Obama takes a big risk and scores a win for democracy -- and no one gives a damn.
In squabbling over aid to Ukraine, the GOP is only making America more feckless and impotent.
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How development experts have empowered dictators and helped to trap millions and millions of people in poverty.
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The Obama administration hoped global markets would punish Russia. It's not happening.
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Ukraine's new leaders took down a president. Can they rebuild their country?
Italy's new 39-year-old prime minister is in a race against time to save his country. Will Rome destroy him first?
With Kiev in flames, the West hopes sanctions will force the Ukrainian government to put down its guns.
Mexican society is reeling from an epidemic of organized crime. But now it faces another challenge: taking its economy to the next level.
How long can Venezuela's president pretend not to see the economic ruin his policies have created?
Yes, young people are often a force for political change. But what kind, exactly?
Why the United States needs strong ties with Canada and Mexico -- now more than ever.