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Faster than a Speeding Congressman 

It's a bird! It's a plane! No, it's Supra-politician. But, unlike a cartoon hero, when Supra-politician arrives in power, he or she probably won't save the day.

The Imperialist People’s Republic of Africa? 

A few months ago, a New York Times magazine cover was emblazoned with the question "Is China the World's New Colonial Power?" The notion that China is a twenty-first-century colonizer is not new: commentators have been batting it around for a decade.

Turkey’s Emboldened Opposition 

In Turkey, where President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's government has been working to centralize political power, opposition parties have lately had few reasons to be optimistic. This month's massive rally in Istanbul was a rare exception.

The North Korean Missile Crisis 

On January 2, then-President-elect Donald Trump, referring to North Korea’s effort to develop a nuclear weapon capable of reaching the United States, assured his Twitter followers, “It won’t happen!” But it has.

Poland After Trump 

Donald Trump came, he saw, he conned. The US president's trip to Poland, a stop on his way to the G20 summit in Hamburg, was arranged at the last minute: Trump's administration, fearing the reception he would receive in the United Kingdom, decided that Europe's most pro-American country was a much safer destination.

Sex Talk in Ghana 

Education about sexuality and reproductive health is a serious political issue in many Western countries. Elections are won or lost on topics like abortion and "family" values. But in Ghana, and in many other developing countries, family planning is a matter of life and death, especially for girls and young women.

Asia’s Future Farms 

Food shortages are a distant memory for many people in Asia. But as the region struggles to feed and nourish a booming population, they could become a painful fact of life again.

Why Build Financially Inclusive Economies? 

The theme of this week's G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, is "shaping an interconnected world," and when leaders get down to business, many of the highest-profile topics – climate change, counter-terrorism, trade – will take center stage.

Unlocking Girls’ Potential 

I recently visited a "girls club" – a safe space where adolescent girls come together with trained mentors to build their social networks and learn life skills – in the Tonk District of Rajasthan, India.

The Next Phase of Middle East Conflict 

With the battles of Mosul and Raqqa dislodging the Islamic State (ISIS) from its strongholds in Syria and Iraq, and the Syrian civil war becoming a war of attrition, the Middle East's most acute conflicts are evolving fast. But that doesn't mean they will soon be resolved.

Putin and Trump’s Tainted Love 

US President Donald Trump must be giddy: this week, on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, he will finally meet his Russian counterpart and strongman-hero Vladimir Putin.

Investing in Africa’s Educators 

Improving education is a slow, arduous, long-term undertaking everywhere, and nowhere more so than in Africa, where tight economic constraints often prevent sustained investment in human capital.

Mr. Trump Goes to Warsaw 

On Wednesday evening, US President Donald Trump will arrive in Poland, where he will meet with Central and Eastern European leaders on Thursday at a summit of the Three Seas Initiative.

Containing the Trump Threat in Europe 

US President Donald Trump is clearly no leader of the free world. According to a new Pew Research Center study, he is deeply unpopular in most countries, and has already done serious damage to the United States' reputation.

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