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WORLD POLITICS

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Rouhani’s Reelection Solves Nothing

Ayatollah Khamenei's theocratic regime is crumbling, and the recent reelection of Hassan Rouhani serves only to hasten its decline, argues Ali Safavi.

Ali Safavi June 21, 2017

SECURITY

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The Foreign Policy Debate America Needs

No recent US president has been less attached to American foreign policy norms than Donald Trump. But he is not disciplined enough to create new and original policy, argues Hal Brands.

Hal Brands June 23, 2017

BUSINESS & FINANCE

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Can Ghana’s One District-One Factory Initiative Take Off?

Can President Akufo-Addo make his party's headline One District, One Factory policy more than a pipe dream? Connor Vasey examines the challenges facing the ambitious initiative.

Connor Vasey June 20, 2017

ECONOMICS

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Trouble on the High Seas

Piracy is far from a thing of the past in South-East Asia. Neil Thompson investigates how states across the region are teaming up to fight the threat that modern-day pirates pose to some of the busiest shipping lanes in the world.

Neil Thompson June 23, 2017

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

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Old MacDonald Had A Drone

In the past few years, drones have taken over the world, but they are far from toys, or a flash in the pan. Darlí Magioni analyzes the impact that drones could have on the world's food production.

Kevin Amirehsani June 19, 2017

CULTURE

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Paul Auster’s Alternate Lives Fail to Intrigue

Against the backdrop of late 20th century New York, four Archibald Fergusons live out four lives. But Paul Auster's latest novel fails as a work of alternate history.

Josh Phillips June 23, 2017

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Paul Auster’s Alternate Lives Fail to Intrigue

Against the backdrop of late 20th century New York, four Archibald Fergusons live out four lives. But Paul Auster's latest novel fails as a work of alternate history.

Josh Phillips June 23, 2017

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In Saudi Arabia, Family Matters

King Salman's decision to depose former Crown Prince Muhammad bin Nayef, and appoint his son Mohammad bin Salman to the number-two spot in Saudi Arabia is controversial, to say the least.

Josh Phillips June 22, 2017