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USAID Shows Commitment to Democracy by Covering Up Failures

The Inspector General’s office, charged with evaluating the performance of USAID programs, systematically removed criticisms from several final reports on programs with questionable success or legal validity. The U.S. is not nearly as good at encouraging democracy in developing countries as the democracy promotion consultants would like you to think.

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Asia's Game of Thrones

As Duterte continues to slam the U.S. and look to China, Japan is caught in an awkward position.


By snubbing nuclear power, Berlin has consigned itself to decades of coal dependence.

The European Immigration Crisis

There is nothing so permanent as a temporary measure.

Miracles Can Happen

It’s probably not a model for the country (as some analysts would have it), but it shows that compromise is possible when all parties involved are committed to finding a practical solution.

Putin on a show?

Russia’s advantage in Syria is a matter of political will, not technical capability.

Higher Education Watch

Colleges make resident assistants “mandatory reporters” for potential Title IX violations.

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