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March 7, 2008

China
China’s Slow Road to Democracy

China is dealing with growing signs of social unrest and a budding civil society, but the central government’s power grip leaves little room for democracy.

September 23, 2011

A no-smoking poster is displayed in a restaurant in Mumbai that used to allow smoking October 2, 2008. India banned smoking in public places on Thursday in an attempt to fight tobacco use blamed, directly or indirectly, for a fifth of all deaths in the world’s third-largest consumer. The ban, which includes all offices and restaurants, will hit its estimated 240 million tobacco users, who are likely to find their homes and cars among the last few places to light up. REUTERS/Arko Datta Guest Post: Yanzhong Huang on the NCD Summit

A no-smoking poster is displayed in a restaurant in Mumbai. (Arko Datt/courtesy Reuters) As I noted last week and earlier this week, the United Nations has taken an interest in noncommunicable disea…

October 21, 2005

Syria
Syria Stands Alone

This publication is now archived. Syria’s slow declineWhat a difference five years makes. At the beginning of the century, Syria was a proud Arab country, ruled with brutal consistency for thirty yea…