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Iraq in Pieces

Author: Ali Khedery

American leaders contemplating Iraq have made a habit of substituting unpleasant realities with rosy assessments based on questionable assumptions. 

See more in Iraq; United States; Grand Strategy

Help Refugees 
Help Themselves

Authors: Alexander Betts and Paul Collier

There are now some 60 million displaced people around the world, more than at any time since World War II. 

See more in Syria; Labor

Littler England

Author: Anand Menon

In the last year, some 39,000 migrants, mostly from North Africa, tried to make their way to the United Kingdom from the French port of Calais by boarding trucks and trains crossing the English Channel.

See more in United Kingdom; NATO

Rank Has Its Privileges

Authors: Alexander Cooley and Jack Snyder

When the Berlin-based group Transparency International released its annual ranking of international corruption levels in December 2014, China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs responded with a blistering statement. 

See more in China; Germany; Economic Development