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Former British PM Brown Urges Creation of Education Finance Facility

Former British PM Brown Urges Creation of Education Finance Facility

Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown urged the creation of an international facility that would raise billions of dollars for children’s education in poor and conflict-stricken countries.

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The U.S. Should Get Rid of Its President(ial System)

The U.S. Should Get Rid of Its President(ial System)

Donald Trump is off to a rocky start in the White House. But the real problem is not the Trump presidency, but the American presidential system itself.

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Can Democratic Values Survive?

Can Democratic Values Survive?

Does economic development lead to democracy? This question has been at the center of the debate among modernization theorists in the past decades.

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Legacies of General MacArthur’s ‘Peace Constitution’ still Matter in East Asia

Legacies of General MacArthur’s ‘Peace Constitution’ still Matter in East Asia

Post-war Japan’s constitution was an avant-garde collage of high-edge liberal democratic universal norms that revolutionized an outmoded governance system.

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Singapore’s Wisdom in China’s Development: The ‘Guangdong Model’

Singapore’s Wisdom in China’s Development: The ‘Guangdong Model’

What is the ‘China Model’? Answers vary, and it seems impossible to reach a consensus. However, one can look at the case of Guangdong for clues.

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Iran Freedom Rally Shows The Face Of An Alternate Iran

Iran Freedom Rally Shows The Face Of An Alternate Iran

Iranian dissidents gathered in Paris to show their support for democratic change and their opposition to Western deal-making with the country’s leadership.

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Security Context of Illegal Wildlife Trade in East Africa

Security Context of Illegal Wildlife Trade in East Africa

Illegal wildlife trade is of immense value to criminal organizations and armed non-state actors such as al-Shabaab in Somalia.

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CIDRZ Recovery: Stronger Institutions for Health and Development

CIDRZ Recovery: Stronger Institutions for Health and Development

CIDRZ reforms and rebuilds its research, public health, and development programs to deliver better science, health care, and local talent capacity-building.

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Florence Fang’s “100,000 Strong Foundation”: Education or Indoctrination?

Florence Fang’s “100,000 Strong Foundation”: Education or Indoctrination?

For the Communist Party, there is no such thing as education or cultural exchange for its own sake: everything is political, everything is ideological.

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Cameron’s Anti-Corruption Summit: A First Step in a Long Road

Cameron’s Anti-Corruption Summit: A First Step in a Long Road

International cooperation on transparency and a coordinated effort to target secretive tax havens and offshore financial arrangements tied to illegal activities were among the issues discussed at the summit.

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Putin Emerges as a Winner in the Panama Papers Scandal

Putin Emerges as a Winner in the Panama Papers Scandal

Despite economic turmoil and challenged political credibility of Russia on the world stage, the Panama Papers revelations will not pose a significant threat to the stability of Putin’s regime but will worsen Russia-U.S. relations and the country’s image in the West.

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How to Avoid Millions of Citizens Demanding your Impeachment

How to Avoid Millions of Citizens Demanding your Impeachment

One of the most basic forms of democratic engagement besides voting comes from mass peaceful protests. Indeed, it is difficult to ignore millions of people demanding the end of your political career.

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Why is the Internet not Fostering China’s Democratization?

Why is the Internet not Fostering China’s Democratization?

In the past, scholars tended to believe that the internet was an effective tool to challenge authoritarian regimes and facilitate the development of civil society. However, as an expert that has been investigating the issue for a number of years, I disagree with this widely held belief.

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Meeting International Obligations at All Costs: Rio 2016

Meeting International Obligations at All Costs: Rio 2016

The FIFA World Cup highlighted the rift between internationally oriented elites and average Brazilians.

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Any New Year’s resolutions Mr. Orbán?

Any New Year’s resolutions Mr. Orbán?

Old tricks die hard in the European Union’s "rogue state," but the West must acknowledge its hand in fueling the political culture in Hungary.

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