Picking Up the Pieces
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Picking Up the Pieces
Vietnam’s Class War

Setting up an American-style university in Vietnam has got to be easier than winning a war, doesn’t it?

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Picking Up the Pieces
Colombia’s Catastrophic Success

The U.S. government’s Plan Colombia worked almost despite itself.

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Picking Up the Pieces
Banking on Somalia

Somalia’s informal banking system is one of the only coherent institutions in the country—so why is U.S. policy undermining it?

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Unraveling Afghanistan

Having spun an artificial Afghan state into existence, we can’t leave without it crashing into the ground.

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