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Martha Bayles
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The King of Masks

How the “Xi change” in China is causing an invisible earthquake.

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We All Play Our Parts

Five discomfiting aspects of the media spectacle that now accompanies every mass shooting.

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With All Due Respect

A lesson from Nigeria, on balancing the blessings of modernity and the celebration of an ancestral past.

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Cambodia’s Python Regime

The gradual, deadly constriction of freedom in one small country.

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Will Big Sister Be Watching?

Digital omniscience meets “the crooked timber of humanity.”

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The Not-So-Magic Kingdom

Disney is hardly alone in groveling before the gates of the Middle Kingdom.

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Academic Freedom in an Era of Globalization

The campus free speech wars aren’t the only threat to American higher education.

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Back to Basics
A Teachable Moment

The Trump presidency is giving Americans a crash course in civics. Are we capable of sharing the lessons with the world?

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Iranian tank destroys satellite dishes as part of a sweep of banned media sources. MOHSEN TAVARO/AFP/Getty Images
Radio Farda
Reading the News in Tehran

What the critics get wrong about RFE-RL’s Persian language news service, Radio Farda.

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Loud and Clear
Don’t Kick Voice of America When It’s Down

VOA’s alleged mishandling of a Chinese insider’s interview shouldn’t overshadow the important work done by it and the other U.S. government-sponsored broadcasters.

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