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Foreign Affairs Article

The Battle for Thailand

Author: Bertil Lintner

After widespread civil unrest, Thailand remains deeply polarized, its economy is contracting, and its king is getting older. Whatever the outcome of the present crisis, the future of Thai democracy does not look good.

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Foreign Affairs Article

Arrested Development

Authors: J. Brian Atwood, M. Peter McPherson, and Andrew S. Natsios

USAID has become ineffective because it is underfunded, understaffed, and losing influence. The next president should revive it by either making it autonomous or elevating it to a cabinet-level department.

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Foreign Affairs Article

After Guantánamo

Author: Kenneth Roth

The U.S. detention facility at Guantánamo Bay has become a stain on the United States' reputation. Shutting it down will cause new problems. Rather than hold terrorism suspects in preventive detention, the United States should turn them over to its criminal justice system.

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