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260 Commentary found for the year 2012

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Dancing Around the Fiscal Cliff

Wednesday, 26 December 2012

The Legatum Institute's Dalibor Rohac says US budget talks and piecemeal efforts to address the EU crisis all ignore the key issue: What goods and services can government effectively provide (International Herald Tribune).

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Born Free, But Not Indifferent

Friday, 21 December 2012


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Official: U.S. won't sign Internet treaty

Thursday, 20 December 2012


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Nothing Is Written

Wednesday, 19 December 2012


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The 20th-Century Idea Warriors

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Free-marketeers weren't always a unified bloc. Milton Friedman and William F. Buckley were ski buddies, but Friedrich Hayek refused to blurb Buckley's first book. Dalibor Rohac reviews Angus Burgin's The Great Persuasion: Reinventing Free Markets since the Depression (Wall Street Journal)

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Egypt's Economy: The Downside to Growth

Friday, 14 December 2012


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Don't Rush to Judgment on Georgia

Thursday, 13 December 2012


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Europe's Pet Dictator

Thursday, 13 December 2012


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The Migrant Money Machine

Wednesday, 12 December 2012


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Stop Talking About Civil Society

Tuesday, 11 December 2012


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The Orangutan in a Tuxedo

Monday, 10 December 2012


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Georgian Dream Shows Its Dark Side

Monday, 10 December 2012


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What Tunisia Did Right

Sunday, 9 December 2012


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Uganda celebrates its tech entrepreneurs

Saturday, 8 December 2012


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Barbarians at the Gate

Wednesday, 5 December 2012


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The Dicey Democrat

Wednesday, 5 December 2012


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Who Shot A.A.?

Tuesday, 4 December 2012


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Can You Save Diplomacy From Itself?

Tuesday, 4 December 2012


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Beware of Mirages

Monday, 3 December 2012


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Turkey's Weakest Export

Friday, 30 November 2012


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Words Are Weapons of Mass Destruction

Tuesday, 27 November 2012


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This is not a 'fresh take' on Gaza

Monday, 26 November 2012


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Zombie Versus Frankenstein

Wednesday, 21 November 2012


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What actually drives Venezuelan voters in America?

Tuesday, 20 November 2012


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The Inconvenient Revolution

Monday, 19 November 2012


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Breaking the Grip of the Oligarchs

Thursday, 15 November 2012


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Is Bashar al-Assad Syria’s Abraham Lincoln?

Wednesday, 14 November 2012


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Prosperity Isn't Just a Matter of Wealth

Monday, 12 November 2012


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Indonesian courts sink low while the judges get high

Thursday, 8 November 2012


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The Corruption Pandemic

Thursday, 8 November 2012


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The Collaborator's Song

Wednesday, 7 November 2012


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Weary Venezuela voters gear up for their next election

Wednesday, 7 November 2012


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The Secret of Islamist Success

Tuesday, 6 November 2012


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Georgia Versus the Forces of Chaos

Monday, 5 November 2012


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Burma's Misled Righteous

Friday, 2 November 2012


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Moscow's Marines Head for Syria

Friday, 2 November 2012


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Not Quite the Holy Grail

Friday, 2 November 2012


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Just What the Doctor Ordered

Friday, 2 November 2012


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Beware the Tyranny of the Mob

Friday, 2 November 2012


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The Man Who Brought the Black Flag to Timbuktu

Friday, 2 November 2012


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The Ground Truth from Benghazi

Thursday, 1 November 2012


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Another case of high-level corruption in Uganda

Wednesday, 31 October 2012


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The Kingdom of Silence and Humiliation

Wednesday, 31 October 2012


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The Venezuelan brand of democracy

Friday, 26 October 2012


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To Leave or Not to Leave

Friday, 26 October 2012


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Fingers Crossed

Friday, 26 October 2012


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Amputation is No Cure for Cancer

Friday, 26 October 2012


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The political failure of Indonesian Islamists

Friday, 26 October 2012


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In Praise of Apathy

Thursday, 25 October 2012


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Why a Constitution Is a Bad Place for a Blasphemy Law

Monday, 22 October 2012


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Indonesia has second thoughts on capital punishment

Friday, 19 October 2012


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Blindsided

Friday, 19 October 2012


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Remembering the White Terror

Friday, 19 October 2012


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Policing Social Media in Uganda

Thursday, 18 October 2012

 

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Where the Arab Spring Has Not Yet Sprung

Wednesday, 17 October 2012


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End child marriage? Good luck.

Tuesday, 16 October 2012


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The Big Bang Theory of Education

Monday, 15 October 2012



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Unsung Heroes

Thursday, 11 October 2012


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In Defeat, Georgia's President Confounds his Critics

Wednesday, 10 October 2012



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Labour's Policies Would Help Create the Next Housing Bubble

Friday, 5 October 2012

Writing for ConservativeHome, Dalibor Rohac raises concerns over Labour's plan to boost affordable housing in the UK, fearing it would lead to repetition of previous, costly mistakes.

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Save Benghazi

Thursday, 4 October 2012


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In Syria, Assad Crosses the Red Lines

Thursday, 4 October 2012

In her Washington Post column, the Legatum Institute's Director of the Transitions Forum, Anne Applebaum, says the Syrian President is deliberately defying the West.

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An Idealist on Death Row

Wednesday, 3 October 2012


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Americans behaving badly in Uganda

Wednesday, 3 October 2012


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Economic Transitions: Learning from Central Europe

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Many of the challenges facing the Arab world today are not that different from those facing Eastern Europe twenty years ago, writes Dalibor Rohac for Stanford University's Hoover Institution.


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Think Again: Burma’s Economy

Saturday, 29 September 2012


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The Great Pharmaceuticals Scam

Saturday, 29 September 2012


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India, Meet Icarus

Thursday, 27 September 2012


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Taking on the Gangs in Cape Town

Thursday, 27 September 2012


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Why We Give the Lady a Hard Time

Thursday, 27 September 2012


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Aung San Suu Kyi is headed for the U.S.

Wednesday, 26 September 2012


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Marching against Putin

Wednesday, 26 September 2012


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In Venezuela, Capriles looks for an upset

Tuesday, 25 September 2012


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Ghosts of the Past

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

A new survey published in the German Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung daily showed that 63 per cent of Germans were more concerned about inflation than any other national issue or threat. In a discussion with Radio 4's Today programme, the Legatum Institute's Director of the Transitions Forum, Anne Applebaum, shares her views on what causes such preoccupations and psychoses among a nation's citizens.

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God needs no defense

Monday, 24 September 2012


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The Problem with Patriotism

Wednesday, 19 September 2012


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Uganda: a summer of contradictions

Wednesday, 19 September 2012


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Requiem for a revolution

Tuesday, 18 September 2012



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It's Time to Act in Syria

Tuesday, 18 September 2012


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Worrying about South Africa

Monday, 17 September 2012


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The City with a Short Fuse

Friday, 14 September 2012


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Indonesia struggles to keep up with terror threats

Friday, 14 September 2012


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The Gang That Can't Shoot Straight

Friday, 14 September 2012


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Learning Europe's Lessons in Africa

Thursday, 13 September 2012


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The giant non-issue in Venezuela's election

Thursday, 13 September 2012


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India: Fighting graft at the grassroots

Thursday, 13 September 2012


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Burma's President Shakes Up the Chessboard

Wednesday, 12 September 2012


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Bucking the Odds in North Korea

Wednesday, 12 September 2012


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Girl Power and the Fragility Trap

Wednesday, 12 September 2012


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Dirty Laundry

Tuesday, 11 September 2012


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The Great Ballot Box Caper

Tuesday, 11 September 2012


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"If you treasure something, you should measure it"

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Gus O'Donnell, former UK Cabinet Secretary and Chair of the Legatum Institute's 'Commission on Wellbeing Policy', appeared on BBC Radio 3's Night Waves programme to discuss the value of happiness as a measure of our quality of life and overall prosperity.

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The exiles return

Friday, 7 September 2012


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Bullish on the Bear

Friday, 7 September 2012


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Burma or Myanmar: The name game

Friday, 7 September 2012


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Burma's Lost Boys

Friday, 7 September 2012



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Why Burma's opposition is playing with fire

Wednesday, 5 September 2012


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Dithering in Caracas

Tuesday, 4 September 2012


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A Country with Fourteen Psychiatrists

Thursday, 2 August 2012


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Local Bloodshed, Global Headache

Wednesday, 1 August 2012



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Corruption on a Bolivarian scale

Thursday, 26 July 2012


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The Full Measure of Freedom

Wednesday, 25 July 2012


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Rebuilding the Police in Kosovo

Tuesday, 24 July 2012


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Give Mexico a Chance

Tuesday, 24 July 2012


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Can we fine-tune the sanctions against Burma?

Friday, 20 July 2012


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Venezuela's productivity problem

Friday, 20 July 2012


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Dereliction of Duty

Friday, 20 July 2012


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Plague of Thugs

Wednesday, 18 July 2012


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Latin America's Paraguayan Hangover

Monday, 16 July 2012


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Ugandans are tired of forgiving

Friday, 13 July 2012


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The Sudanese Stand Up

Friday, 13 July 2012


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The Battle for Bihar

Thursday, 12 July 2012


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The latest intrigues in Burma

Thursday, 12 July 2012


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Talking a Great Game

Thursday, 12 July 2012


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Who wants to be governor of Jakarta?

Thursday, 12 July 2012


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The Shots Heard Round the World

Wednesday, 11 July 2012


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A standoff in La Vega

Tuesday, 10 July 2012


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Mexico's Bright Light

Tuesday, 10 July 2012


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The Missing 50 Percent

Monday, 9 July 2012



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Automobile overdose in Caracas

Friday, 6 July 2012


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The Women of Tahrir Square Fight Back

Friday, 6 July 2012


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Rumblings in Sudan

Thursday, 5 July 2012


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Uganda: Civil society awakens

Thursday, 5 July 2012


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Paraguay: The Venezuelan angle

Tuesday, 3 July 2012



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Who Cares How Many Women Are in Parliament?

Friday, 29 June 2012


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Build Burma from the Ground Up

Friday, 29 June 2012


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Greece’s Political Crisis Persists

Friday, 29 June 2012

In the Washington Post, Anne Applebaum argues that Greek politics will be chronically unstable until the Greeks are persuaded that there are no good alternatives to austerity.

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Demographic dividend or a ticking time bomb?

Thursday, 28 June 2012


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The Martyrdom of Al Qusayr

Thursday, 28 June 2012


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Is Uganda ready to handle disasters?

Wednesday, 27 June 2012


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Asia's Next Tiger

Monday, 25 June 2012


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The Freedom to Hate

Thursday, 21 June 2012


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Petrostate Blues

Wednesday, 20 June 2012


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Her Work Isn’t Done

Wednesday, 20 June 2012


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Africa Takes Off

Friday, 15 June 2012


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Get ready, world, here comes Indonesia

Friday, 15 June 2012


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Betting on a Cambodian Spring

Thursday, 14 June 2012


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One year of the Kachin war

Wednesday, 13 June 2012


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All in the family

Wednesday, 13 June 2012


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The Window is Closing for Riyadh

Wednesday, 13 June 2012


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In Burma, a return to the streets

Wednesday, 13 June 2012


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The Devil They Know

Wednesday, 13 June 2012



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The Godfathers of Tunis

Tuesday, 5 June 2012


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Two Worlds, One Climate

Friday, 1 June 2012


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The Dictators Are Smarter Than You Think

Wednesday, 30 May 2012


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Bad Sports

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

In City Journal, Dalibor Rohac and Hemal Shah, researchers at the Legatum Institute in London, investigate the unreasonable economics of the London Olympics.

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Down, but Not Out

Friday, 25 May 2012


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In the Crosshairs

Thursday, 24 May 2012


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Tunisia stakes a claim

Monday, 21 May 2012


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Words move the world

Friday, 18 May 2012


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Burma Can Bring It

Friday, 18 May 2012


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Getting Ready for Life after Castro

Friday, 18 May 2012


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Vox Pop: Egyptians Prepare to Choose a President

Wednesday, 16 May 2012


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The Miracle of Midland

Tuesday, 15 May 2012


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"Captains Stay with Their Crew"

Wednesday, 9 May 2012


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Spring Is Over

Wednesday, 9 May 2012


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16 Ways to Fix Burma

Tuesday, 8 May 2012


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Where Democracy Is America’s Second Choice

Tuesday, 8 May 2012


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Inequality won't take care of itself

Tuesday, 8 May 2012


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The politics of beauty

Tuesday, 8 May 2012



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Needles Into Ploughshares

Tuesday, 8 May 2012


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From ballots to bullets in Aceh

Tuesday, 8 May 2012


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Predators for Peace

Tuesday, 8 May 2012


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Congratulations and Condolences

Tuesday, 8 May 2012


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Military maneuvers (in Burma's parliament)

Tuesday, 8 May 2012


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Away From the Handouts

Wednesday, 2 May 2012


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Lying to Tell the Truth

Tuesday, 1 May 2012


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The Stubborn Past

Thursday, 26 April 2012


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Obama's Committee of Salvation

Thursday, 26 April 2012


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Democracy Lab Weekly Highlights, April 20, 2012

Saturday, 21 April 2012


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Pictures at a Revolution

Thursday, 19 April 2012


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Finish What You Start

Wednesday, 18 April 2012


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Happy Burmese New Year!

Tuesday, 17 April 2012


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Democracy Lab Weekly Highlights, April 13, 2012

Saturday, 14 April 2012


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What is Museveni afraid of?

Friday, 13 April 2012


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Decoupling: Ties That No Longer Bind

Thursday, 12 April 2012


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The Lesson from Mali: Do No Harm

Thursday, 12 April 2012


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Letting Burma Back In

Wednesday, 11 April 2012


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Democracy Lab Weekly Highlights, April 6, 2012

Friday, 6 April 2012


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The Lady and the Peacock

Friday, 6 April 2012


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Of flags and Salafis

Tuesday, 3 April 2012


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Burma: Now for the hard part

Tuesday, 3 April 2012


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Biden to Latin America: Drop Dead

Monday, 2 April 2012


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The Thieves of Burma

Sunday, 1 April 2012


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Democracy Lab Weekly Highlights, March 30 2012

Friday, 30 March 2012


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Filling Saleh's Shoes

Friday, 30 March 2012


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Hungary's Pit Bull Prime Minister

Friday, 30 March 2012


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The Temperature's Dropping for Russia's Opposition

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

 

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Argentina's Dubious Boom

Monday, 26 March 2012


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Reclaiming our stories

Friday, 23 March 2012


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Ugandans are not amused

Thursday, 22 March 2012


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A Recipe for Freedom

Wednesday, 21 March 2012


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Lessons for America from the Global War on Sleaze

Tuesday, 20 March 2012


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Democracy Lab Weekly Highlights, March 18, 2012

Monday, 19 March 2012


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The Islamic World's Quiet Revolution

Friday, 16 March 2012


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The real battle in Uganda

Friday, 16 March 2012


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Reading the tea leaves in Burma

Thursday, 15 March 2012


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Sorry, Bashar, it's just too late

Wednesday, 14 March 2012


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Let's Stop Miscasting Africans

Wednesday, 14 March 2012


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Moscow's Merry Pranksters

Monday, 12 March 2012


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DemLab Weekly Highlights, March 9, 2012

Friday, 9 March 2012


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Indonesia: The curse that keeps on giving

Friday, 9 March 2012


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The Fix Is In

Wednesday, 7 March 2012


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The Personality Problem

Wednesday, 7 March 2012


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Why Capital Flows Uphill

Monday, 5 March 2012


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You Can Run But You Can't Hide

Saturday, 3 March 2012


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A Ugandan land grab shortchanges the poor

Monday, 27 February 2012


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Nationality: Democrat

Monday, 27 February 2012


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Waiting for Spring

Monday, 27 February 2012


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Off the Beaten Path

Friday, 24 February 2012


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Burma's workers push back

Friday, 24 February 2012


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The strange priorities of Ugandan leaders

Thursday, 23 February 2012


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How do you campaign against a cancer victim?

Wednesday, 22 February 2012


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Rude Awakening

Wednesday, 22 February 2012


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Votes Versus Rights

Monday, 20 February 2012


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Embarrassment of Riches

Friday, 17 February 2012



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Immunizing the Body Politic

Thursday, 16 February 2012


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Cairo's Undercover Strongman

Wednesday, 15 February 2012


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The Strange Revolution in Bahrain, One Year On

Tuesday, 14 February 2012


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Burma: How to end a civil war

Monday, 13 February 2012


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It's man versus machine for Venezuela's opposition

Monday, 13 February 2012


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Uganda's oil scandal

Friday, 10 February 2012


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Why Putinomics Isn't Worth Emulating

Friday, 10 February 2012


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The Little Economy That Could

Friday, 10 February 2012



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The Lesson of Bani Walid

Thursday, 9 February 2012


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E-readers in Uganda

Wednesday, 8 February 2012


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No Joke

Wednesday, 8 February 2012


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Burma's moment of release

Tuesday, 7 February 2012


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The Greek Tragedy Continues

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

In the National Review Online, Dalibor Rohac notes that as Greece stands on the brink of a sovereign default, European politicians refuse to admit defeat over the euro.

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Talking with the Brotherhood

Monday, 6 February 2012


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Who's to blame for Burma's economic misery

Monday, 6 February 2012


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Uganda: The shrinking space for freedom of speech

Friday, 3 February 2012


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Another day in Venezuela: Sukhois over a shantytown

Thursday, 2 February 2012


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The Georgian Paradox

Tuesday, 31 January 2012


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Mixed feelings on a Ugandan anniversary

Tuesday, 31 January 2012


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Transparency Only the First Step to Fixing Finance

Tuesday, 31 January 2012

In US News & World Report, Robert Hahn and Peter Passell believe transparency in the financial sector could certainly help the world economy prosper—but is it enough?

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Unraveling corruption in Indonesia

Sunday, 29 January 2012


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Why the Chinese Save

Saturday, 28 January 2012


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Competition? Not in Venezuela

Wednesday, 25 January 2012


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Burma: Movement on Sanctions

Wednesday, 25 January 2012


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Revolution year one in Tunis

Wednesday, 25 January 2012


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Burma: The war that won't stop

Tuesday, 24 January 2012


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Remembering the fall of a Venezuelan strongman

Monday, 23 January 2012


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Burma's Tightrope

Monday, 23 January 2012


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The middle class on strike in Uganda

Saturday, 21 January 2012


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The Slow Death of 'Asian Values'

Thursday, 19 January 2012


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A real race in Caracas

Friday, 13 January 2012

 

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Dances with Thieves

Thursday, 12 January 2012

From the debut edition of 'Democracy Lab', the Legatum Institute's Director of the Transitions Forum, Anne Applebaum, argues that if the West is really serious about combating corruption in the rest of the world, it can start by cleaning up its own act.