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George M. Guess
The Cure for Development Dysphoria

Working With the Grain urges development practitioners to get their hands dirty—even if it means less preaching about “good governance” standards for growth.

Close Shaves in Ukraine
The Well-Groomed Autocrat

To understand what makes a dictator tick—and what separates today’s tin-pots from the tyrants of the past century—imagine you’re the man who cuts his hair.

The Not-So-Big Man on Campus

College presidents are difficult to hire but all too easy to send packing. How can we make the college presidency a force for good?

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Walter Russell Mead & Staff
Putin's Patronage

The rebound of Russia’s largest oil company appears to be a major success story, but the truth is more complicated.

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Jason Willick on the inadequacy of the donor class vision for the Republican Party.

Regulate Don't Kill

Trying to apply blue model thinking to post-blue problems is foolish.

A New Cud to Chew

Feeding cows seaweed could cut out 99 percent of their methane emissions.

Trouble in Brussels

After threatening Putin with new sanctions over Syria, European leaders discover they lack the political will to deliver.

The United States is now going to have to figure out how to help Venezuela avoid completely melting down, with the Venezuelan strongman still at the helm.

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