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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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"Peak" Oil?

The UK may have just found its biggest new reserve of offshore crude this century.

Land of the Rising Gun

Shinzo Abe is not letting the North Korean crisis go to waste.

Recovery?

The Obama Recovery didn’t do much for the housing sector.

Suburbanization

Will we see a third ring of suburbs?

Asia's Game of Thrones

Time will tell if this strategy will backfire, generating more pushback from potential allies like South Korea.

Not Dead Yet

But this weekend’s protests, impressive as they were, are a long way from constituting a lasting threat to Putin’s power.

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