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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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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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Russian Show Trial
An Eight-Year Jail Term Kicks Off Six More Years of Putin

The dubious conviction of a federal minister paints a dire picture of things to come in Putin’s next term as President.

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How do you solve a problem like Korea?
China’s Seoul Solution to North Korean Nukes

As war drums beat in Washington, Beijing is exploring new diplomatic avenues to drive a wedge between South Korea and the United States.

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Arctic Ambitions
Russia Jumps Into LNG With Chinese Money

Moscow defied Western sanctions by opening up an LNG export terminal on schedule and within budget.

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