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Why Georgia offers an important argument for the virtues of divided government.
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Iran just opened itself to a nuclear deal -- but America has to make the first move.
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Georgia is succumbing to a disease that plagues other post-Soviet countries: Newly elected leaders' urge to crack down on their predecessors.
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Can the Supreme Leader bluff and bully his way to getting what he wants in Iran’s crucial upcoming presidential election?
The winner of Pakistan’s monumental election can celebrate democracy in action, but there’s still a long way to go.
Is Pakistan's once and likely future prime minister someone the United States can work with?
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