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A Capital Century: Thoughts on the Triumphant Model

This article first appeared in the Winter 1997 issue of the Harvard International...
In this photo taken Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011, armed Kazakh soldiers stand on a top of a building in center of Zhanaozen, Kazakhstan. Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev on Saturday imposed a three-week state of emergency in an oil town where 10 people were killed in a clash between police and demonstrators. Authorities said that order had been restored in Zhanaozen, a city of 90,000 in Kazakhstan's far southwest. (AP Photo/Lada.kz, OlgaYaroslavskaya)

The Loosening of a Stronghold: Economic Pressure On Kazakhstan’s Dictatorship

  Nursultan Nazarbayev is one of the world’s longest-tenured dictators. He was recently...
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Liberalization and Democratization: How the World Can Modernize

This article was originally published in the Summer 1992 issue of the Harvard...
Residents in a rural South Korean town shout slogans during a protest against a plan to deploy an advanced U.S. missile defense system called Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD, in their neighborhood outside Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, July 21, 2016. The  missile system will be deployed in southeastern South Korea, Seoul officials announced Wednesday, July 13, angering not only North Korea and China but also local residents who fear potential health hazards they believe the U.S. system might cause. The letters read "Desperately oppose, Deployment THAAD." (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

THAAD Deployment in South Korea: Militarism Leading To Political Regression

THAAD Deployment in South Korea: Militarism Leading to Political Regression North Korea’s military...
A Thai student holds a poster reading "vote no = no coup " at Thammasat University in Bangkok, Thailand, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016. Thai voters on Sunday overwhelmingly approved a new junta-backed constitution that lays the foundation for a civilian government influenced by the military and controlled by appointed - rather than elected - officials. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

Voice and the Thai Referendum

A few days before Thailand’s constitutional referendum this August, I watched as government-sponsored “get out...
Islam Karimov. Photo courtesy of Helene C. Stikkel, accessed via Wikimedia Commons.

The Road Ahead: What the Death of Islam Karimov Means for Uzbekistan and Central Asia

On August 29, 2016, the president of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Islam Karimov,...
Claire Naylor, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Women LEAD Nepal.

Women LEAD Nepal: An Interview with Director Claire Naylor on Empowering Young Women

Claire Naylor is the co-founder and executive director of Women LEAD Nepal. Naylor...
The Constitutional Court of Korea gets a final say on impeachment cases, approved by the Congress.

What State Violence in South Korea Told Us About President Park

On September 25th 2016, a South Korean farmer Baek Nam-gi died. Knocked unconscious...
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Journey to Rio: An Analysis of the Success of the Refugee Olympic Team

Olympic athletes from the Refugee team stand together during the welcome ceremony in...
Rohingya children at a school in Pasar borong Selayang. By Firdaus Latif. Accessed via Wikipedia Commons, CC-BY-SA-2.0.

Aung San Suu Kyi’s Ultimate Test

The victory of the National League for Democracy (NLD), led by Nobel laureate...