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News Analysis
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News Analysis
Why France Feels (Relatively) Comfortable with Trump’s America

Why have Germany and the UK found themselves thrown so badly off-balance by the insurgent Trump Administration while France has been relatively unmoved?

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Macron’s Risky American Bet

By offering cooperation on China, he might be able to get concessions out of Donald Trump. But will it be enough?

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(Courtesy of National Democratic Institute)
A Pre-Election Reflection
Hungary and Democratic Decay

Hungary emerged from the collapse of European communism as the poster child for seamless transitions. Today, its future looks more than a little like its pre-communist, authoritarian past.

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(MUJAHID SAFODIEN/AFP/Getty Images)
Democracy in South Africa
Farewell, Jacob Zuma

Thank the ANC, not South Africa’s institutions, for finally forcing out a failed President.

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State Capitalism
Russia’s State Takeover Hits the Grocery Aisle

A state bank’s acquisition of a major food retailer marks a milestone in the Kremlin’s takeover of private enterprise.

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Navalny's Expose
Nothing Personal, Strictly Business

A tawdry tale of escort girls, yachts, and bribery surrounding a Russian oligarch pal of Paul Manafort that could kick off a new round of infighting within Russia.

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Garbage In Garbage Out
The Oligarch List That Wasn’t

The Trump Administration has undermined the deterrent effects of a law meant to prevent Russian meddling in future elections.

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Follow the Money
Citizens United = Russian Money in American Campaigns

A story even bigger than it looks at first glance.

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Addendum
All in for Viktor Orbán

A new report from the Senate shines a light on Viktor Orbán’s machinations.

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(MUJAHID SAFODIEN/AFP/Getty Images)
Democracy in South Africa
A House Divided

This week, Cyril Ramaphosa took the reins of a deeply divided ANC after a bitter leadership contest. Can he renew the promise of South Africa?

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