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In Africa, a Link Between Phones and Freedom

Uganda’s putting porn on the “naughty list” and Zimbabwe’s trying to block WhatsApp, but Africa’s mobile revolution is real and its impacts are just beginning to be felt.

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Ukraine Starts Cleaning Its Augean Stables

Two dramatic moves by Ukraine’s governments against corruption give one hope that Ukraine may be able to turn the corner.

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We May Not Be Doomed to Painful Bacterial Deaths After All

Scientists have successfully tested an antibiotic-free drug. This could be the first steps to solving the problem of the growth of antibiotic-resistant superbugs.

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The latest Economist/YouGov poll contains grim news about the health of American democracy.

Asian Arms Race

Beijing is launching a new agency, modeled on the Pentagon’s DARPA, to pioneer breakthrough military technology.

Temple Mount Crisis

Israel has removed the metal detectors, but Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is calling for further escalation.

Japanese Politics

Beset by scandals, the beleaguered Prime Minister is losing ground to a rival in the polls.

Turkey’s "NINO" Status

The days when NATO could command the loyalty of its members, necessitating that they handle disputes with co-parties discreetly, are long past.

Frack Baby Frack

We’re heading into uncharted waters, thanks to shale.

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