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Water as the Oil of the 21st Century

Water, water everywhere … and nowhere.

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Travelogue: Singapore Utopia

The upright and welcoming jewel of Southeast Asia.

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It’s Memorial Day: Give Your Kid a Break

The SAT bores and tortures students – and has nothing to do with education.

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Seeing China In A Different Light

Reflections on the delivery of social services in China.

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Mandela, The Man

Mandela was human, too. When you make something divine, you put it out of reach for yourself.

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Brazil: Ready for the World Cup?

An aspiring global tourism magnet, Brazil still needs work on the basics.

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Thessaloniki: Heart of Macedonia

Why a silly naming dispute in the Balkans should not be allowed to fester.

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Arganauts Against the Desert

Are Berber women in Morocco’s argan groves holding back the spreading Sahara by producing a first-world luxury?

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Will the Russian Empire Be Reborn?

As Russia’s middle class grows, will it demand greater political freedom and fair elections?

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Vignettes from India

What does a foreigner see and hear amidst the hustle and bustle of daily life in India?

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