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A peace overture from Russia offers a glimmer of hope in Ukraine. But the devil is in the details.

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Two of Germany's immigrant groups are now large enough to influence elections. Will the country adapt?

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Why an amnesty for corrupt members of the old regime is a major setback for the transition.

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In some situations democracy can actually exacerbate social tensions. Here's a short guide to getting it right

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Ahead of a key Communist Party meeting, Beijing launches a massive crackdown on potential avenues of dissent.

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Muslims around the world are up in arms over Burma's treatment of a long-suffering minority.

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The violence against Rohingya in northwest Burma is starting to look like a full-blown campaign of ethnic cleansing.

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The United States is too polarized. Germany isn’t polarized enough.

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Prime Minister Najib doesn't like democracy. Should the U.S. really seek his friendship?

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