Lab Report

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How to Bring Brazil's Economy Back to Life

The policies that helped Brazil to healthy growth over the past decade have lost momentum. The next president will need bold new ideas that look beyond the short term. Third in our series of Lab Reports on Brazil.

Rob Dwyer |

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The Subtle Art of the Brazilian Majority

Brazilians want change. But they'll only get it if their new president can combine the urge to reform with the will to govern. The second in our series of Lab Reports on Brazil.

Gregory Michener |

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Do Brazilian Women Really Reign Supreme?

Brazil's woman-versus-woman presidential race suggests that feminism has triumphed. The reality is more complicated. The first in our series of Lab Reports on Brazil.

Anna Petherick |

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Either With Us or Against Us

As Turkey's ruling party consolidates its power, the space for free expression narrows. The third in our series of Lab Reports on Turkey.

Vanessa H. Larson |

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Turkey's Economy: Now for the Hard Part

The years of easy growth are over. Turkey can only sustain its economic success by undertaking bold reforms. The second in our series of Lab Reports on Turkey.

Murat Ucer |

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The Height of Hubris

Why an Erdogan victory in Turkey's presidential election is likely to trigger the biggest opposition backlash yet. The first in our series of Lab Reports on Turkey.

Cenk Sidar |

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A Tale of Two Decrees

Tunisia's media sector still has a long way to go before it can serve as a bulwark of democracy. The third in our series of Lab Reports on Tunisia.

Fadil Aliriza |

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Put Tunisians Back to Work

Post-revolutionary Tunisia has made great strides toward democracy. Now it needs to deliver on promises of economic growth. The second in our series of Lab Reports on Tunisia.

Emmanuel Martin |

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Embracing Enemies in Tunisia

Tunisia's main political forces have agreed on a deal to shore up the political middle and undermine extremists. That could be a crucial milestone on the path to democracy. The first in our series of Lab Reports on Tunisia.

Oussama Romdhani |

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Cleaning House in Kenya's Police Force

Why security sector reform in Kenya has been much more successful than you might think. The latest in our series of Lab Reports on Kenya.

Alexander Noyes |

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Venezuela’s Glass Revolution

In 2013, Venezuela's Bolivarian Revolution survived the death of Hugo Chávez. Now his successor, President Nicolás Maduro, confronts his toughest challenge yet: an economy on the brink. The latest in our series of Lab Reports on Venezuela.

Juan Nagel |

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Africa's Powerhouse

Why Kenya's economy is the linchpin of a promising new zone of growth in East Africa. The latest in our series of Lab Reports on Kenya.

Mwangi S. Kimenyi |

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The Grassroots Are Growing

Despite Ukraine's countless problems, its civil society is proving remarkably vibrant. The third in our series of Lab Reports on Ukraine.

Nadia Diuk |

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The Basket Case

One of Europe's biggest countries is on the verge of economic collapse. The second in our series of Lab Reports on Ukraine.

Anders Åslund |

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Libya's Unarmed Revolutionaries

Civil society groups face an uphill battle in a society dominated by militias.

Fadil Aliriza |

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Libya Goes for Broke

The economic paradox of Libya: It’s rich, but it’s bankrupt.

Fayruz Abdulhadi |

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Libya's Hard Landing

The days of euphoria are long gone. Can Libyans reboot the revolution?

Chris Stephen |

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The Contenders

In Burma, the struggle for power is entering a risky new phase.

Gwen Robinson |

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Reporters with Borders

Burmese journalists are enjoying their newfound freedoms. But there are still plenty of limits to how far they can go.

Francis Wade |

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The Military's Still in Charge

Why reform in Burma is only skin-deep.

Bertil Lintner |

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The House That Chavez Built

Hugo Chávez subordinated the needs of Venezuela’s economy to the imperative of keeping himself in power. Now the job of cleaning up falls to his successor.

Javier Corrales |

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The Kenya Puzzle

In Kenya, progress and dysfunction go hand in hand.

Daniel Branch |

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Venezuela's New Era

Venezuelans are contemplating the possibility of a new life without Hugo Chávez. But can the existing system continue in the absence of its creator?

Phil Gunson |

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The End of Ukraine's Balancing Act

Ukraine has long faced a choice: Should it cast its lot with Russia or the European Union? 2013 is shaping up to be the year Kyiv finally decides. The first in our series of Lab Reports.

Askold Krushelnycky |