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Ukrainian Politics
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Odessa on Edge

A tense weekend opens up into an even tenser week in a Ukrainian city struggling to keep its demons in check.

Ukraine's Careening Democracy
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Poroshenko’s Political Shadowplay

Ukraine’s President appears to have pulled off a murky political maneuver, potentially giving his fractious governing coalition breathing room—for the time being.

Reform in Ukraine
Can Saakashvili Do It?

Mikhail Saakashvili’s charismatic style and ample political capital have generated more optimism for reform than Odessa has seen in a generation. If he can’t do it here, can anyone fix Ukraine?

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Putin's Retirement Plan?

The sanctioned Russian bank VTB, a Kremlin favorite, had a critical role to play in the sale of a government oil company stake last month. Cui bono?

the grass is always greener

The GOP has spent altogether too much energy raging against the Affordable Care Act and altogether too little developing and building support for alternatives.

Law & Order

A new study estimates just how much police reduce crime rates.

Crude Economics

It’s not enough to balance supply and demand—petrostates need to contend with crude in storage, as well.

Asia's Game of Thrones

Do the defense minister’s words signify a rift within Manila’s top leadership?

Post-EU

Over the weekend, PEOTUS assured Britain of a speedy bilateral trade deal as soon as he’s in office. If things go well for Britain, look to some other wavering EU countries to start looking at their options.

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