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Disrupters Targeting Banks, Cable and Healthcare

Irwin M. Stelzer

Banks, cable companies and healthcare are all in the sights of disruptive technology, says Hudson Institute economist Dr. Irwin Stelzer....

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Iranian Vulnerability

Lee Smith

Their nuclear progress can still be stopped....

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Why China Will Not Become the Dominant Power in Asia

John Lee

Australia should bear in mind that planning for an era of Chinese dominance in the region would be premature if not improbable....

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The Chinese Century is Built on Shaky Foundations

John Lee

In 1980 a book by Harvard University’s Ezra Vogel entitled Japan as Number One became a bestseller, chronicling an economy that had been growing at ...

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Spoilers Emerge as Iran Nuclear Talks Reach Delicate Endgame

Richard Weitz

As negotiators in the Iran nuclear talks strive to meet the March 31 deadline for a framework agreement, which is supposed to be followed by a more de...

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The New Naval Strategy: A Mixed Bag

Seth Cropsey

Strategy may not solve all problems. The lack of it will worsen them....

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Who Must Lead a Muslim Reformation

Naser Khader

In 2015, Europeans have been forced to realize that Islamic terrorists are living in our midst. But for those of us who are European and Muslim, the c...

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Lee Kuan Yew vs. the News

Melanie Kirkpatrick

Singapore’s late prime minister wanted to know: Where was his copy of the Journal?...

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Why Hasn't Obama Closed Gitmo?

Arthur Herman

Some do see the sense of keeping Gitmo open, including the president himself—although he refuses to acknowledge it....

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'The People of the Cross': Islamic State's Persecution of the Copts in Context

Samuel Tadros

"The blood of martyrs is the seed of the Church" declared Tertullian. 1800 years later, it still is; and for Copts, the seed of their Coptic identity....

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China's Myanmar Headache

John Lee

Expect China to jump up and down but do little different as a response to this latest incident....

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The Lionel Gelber Prize 25th Anniversary: Walter Russell Mead

Walter Russell Mead

Professor Walter Russell Mead, Author of “Special Providence: American Foreign Policy and How it Changed the World” (Alfred A. Knopf), 13th winner...

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Ukraine Needs UAVs

Arthur Herman

And President Obama should give the go-ahead....

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What Becomes a Liar Most?

Ronald Radosh

A Difficult Woman: The Challenging Life and Times of Lillian Hellman by Alice Kessler-Harris & Lillian Hellman: An Imperious Life by Dorothy Gallagher...

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Placing ISIS' Persecution of the Copts in Context

Samuel Tadros

The murder of 21 Christians by ISIS in Libya brought condemnation from around the world and puts them in a long history of persecution of Copts....

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Our Navy Is Getting Dangerously Smaller, And No One Is Paying Attention

Seth Cropsey

The know-nothings at State and the New York Times will leave us vulnerable....

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Has ISIS Brutality Shifted the Political Dynamics of Terrorism?

Christopher Sands

How will the U.S. view tradeoffs between civil liberties and public safety, and the positions of candidates and parties on these issues? Look North....

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Has The War On Drugs Been Lost?

David W. Murray

Across the world, drug laws are being relaxed, from Uruguay to Portugal to Jamaica to the Czech Republic....

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Nina Shea on the Vatican's "Just War" Doctrine

Nina Shea

Nina Shea discusses the Vatican's "just war" doctrine concerning ISIS....

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China's Communist Party More Focused on Power than Growth

John Lee

If the authoritarian structure crumbles, what follows will be drastically different -- for better or worse....

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Broken Ruins, Ruined Societies: It's Not Just ISIS Destroying History

Ann Marlowe

Widespread apathy in the Muslim world about the destruction of antiquities threatens our global heritage....

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How America's Drones Can Defeat ISIS

Arthur Herman & William J. Luti

Critics of airstrikes over Iraq and Syria should give credit where it’s due: US sustained drone strikes are doing the job....

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KI News Highlights (March 7-13)

Kleptocracy Initiative

Financial corruption and autocracy media coverage....

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The Maduro Crack-up

Jaime Daremblum

Never has Bolivar’s great lament that “those who serve revolution plough the sea” rang so true....

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Ukraine Deal Could Buy U.S. Time to Formulate Effective Russia Policy

Richard Weitz

The diverging strategic aims of the main actors in the Ukraine conflict means that an enduring settlement will prove elusive even if the current cease...

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The Sage of the Pentagon

Arthur Herman

Can anyone replace Andrew Marshall?...

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De Guerreros y ‘Femmes Fatales’

Jaime Daremblum

Los relatos sobre hechos históricos, los distantes y aquellos más recientes que involucran a personajes de fama, no cesan de sorprendernos. El caso ...

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Doug Feith Discusses "The Fatal Flaw in Obama’s Dealings With Iran"

Douglas J. Feith

Senior Fellow Doug Feith, Fmr. Undersecretary of Defense and Author of "War and Decision”, joins Steve to discuss his article....

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The Fatal Flaw in Obama's Dealings With Iran

Douglas J. Feith

Taking a collaborative approach to negotiating with bad actors always turns out badly. Better to coerce them....

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Legal Dope for Native Americans?

David W. Murray & John P. Walters

Legal reservation dope is the most dangerous and shameful policy that has yet been proposed by the Obama administration....

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With Good Game Plan, U.S. Can Tough Out NPT Review Conference

Richard Weitz

The Ninth Review Conference of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), which begins next month, promises to be much more contentious than the prev...

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No, the Navy Isn't Big Enough

Bryan McGrath

Easterbrook would have our Navy decline while the first true threat to the conditions he waxes about above, gathers before our eyes. No thanks....

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International Women’s Day: Celebrating and Remembering

Lela Gilbert

Has anyone wished you a happy International Women’s Day (IWD) today? If not, let me be the first!...

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KI News Highlights (February 28-March 6)

Kleptocracy Initiative

Financial corruption and autocracy media coverage....

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We Cannot Reason with Iran

Jack David

Our leadership must be prepared to recognize when an adversary is an implacable foe with whom reasonable compromise is not possible....

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Japan's Cyberthreats -- Lessons from the US

Arthur Herman

Japan is about to enter the brave new world of modern cybersecurity....

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Frog-pocalypse Not: Amphibians And Atrazine

Alex A. Avery

These researchers sat on their data and continued to falsely insinuate that atrazine played a key role in “global amphibian declines.”...

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Bill Schweitzer (1944-2015)

Hudson Institute

Hudson mourns the loss of a legendary figure, close friend, and devoted Trustee....

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The Race to the Bottom in China's Smartphone Market

John Lee

At a convention in Barcelona over the weekend, Samsung unveiled its much anticipated Galaxy S6 smartphone, due for release in around 20 countries, inc...

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Day of Infamy for Democrats

Arthur Herman

The most significant event that happened today may not be Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to Congress, but the response from Democrats — or non-respon...

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Can America's Shale Revolution Help Defeat the Islamic State?

Arthur Herman

Energy policy and national security policy these days are one and the same....

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Nemtsov Killing Puts Human Rights in Spotlight of U.S.-Russia Tensions

Richard Weitz

The assassination last week of Boris Nemtsov, a former Russian deputy prime minister and opposition political leader, in downtown Moscow, just a stone...

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Israel and the U.S: Linked by Energy and Security

Seth Cropsey

Years of dithering over the extraction and export of natural gas fields harm not only the Israeli economy....

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Mike Siegel and Dr. Richard Weitz on Benjamin Netanyahu's Speech to Congress

Richard Weitz

Dr. Richard Weitz joined Mike Siegel to talk about Benjamin Netanyahu's speech in front of Congress....

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Friend and Foe in Syria

Lee Smith

The enemy of my enemy is my enemy’s enemy....

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Assyrian Christians: Remembering 'The Year of the Sword'

Lela Gilbert

Chaldean Christians – who comprise one of the world’s most ancient churches – continue to be targeted by radical Islamist groups in Iraq and in Syria....

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Why We Need to Hear Netanyahu

Mike Rogers & Michael Doran

Not only is it his right to speak, he will touch off a needed debate on the Iran nuclear deal....

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The Clinton Conundrum

Irwin M. Stelzer

There will come a time when the survivor of the Republican primary debates will square off against Hillary Clinton....

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Allah Versus KFC

Mokhtar Awad & Samuel Tadros

How an unlikely American ideologue is inspiring Egypt’s new generation of Islamic militants....

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KI News Highlights (February 21-27)

Kleptocracy Initiative

Financial corruption and autocracy media coverage....

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In Net Neutrality, the Only Winner is Washington

Harold Furchtgott-Roth

In a regulated Internet, consumers lose because businesses get ahead by pleasing politicians....

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Senate Republicans Bungle Their Interrogation of Janet Yellen

Brendan Brown

In terms of theatrical impact, the first performance of the Republican majority in the Senate responding to semi-annual testimony from Fed Chair Yelle...

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Overturn FCC Power Grab: Opposing View

Robert M. McDowell

'Net neutrality' rules discard bipartisan light-touch regulatory framework....

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FCC Approves Net Neutrality Rule

Robert M. McDowell

Former FCC Commissioner Robert McDowell discuss the debate over net neutrality and what’s next for the approved Internet rules....

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FCC Approves Net Neutrality Rule

Harold Furchtgott-Roth

Harold Furchtgott-Roth discusses the FCC's approval of the net neutrality rule....

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A Bigger, Better Trollope

Melanie Kirkpatrick

A restored version of Anthony Trollope’s ‘The Duke’s Children’ more deeply explores characters and emotions, and has a surprising new ending....

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Standing Up to Ash Carter's PowerPoint Jihad

Bryan McGrath

Holding the line on improving the quality of PowerPoint briefs will be considerably easier than teaching an entire bureaucracy to write....

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Does China Have a Secret Plan to Take America’s Place?

Michael Pillsbury

Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner interviews Pillsbury about what he thinks the U.S. can do to counteract the “secret strategy.”...

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What's at Stake in the Net Neutrality Debate

Robert M. McDowell

The FCC is proposing a first: Reclassifying the Internet as a public utility, like a phone company. That would ensure everyone continues to get equal ...

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Barack Obama et la « Patience Stratégique »

Benjamin Haddad

De la patience à la passivité, il n’y a qu’un pas....

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Support for Recreational Marijuana: Weights and Measures

David W. Murray

How Quinnipiac handles the age distribution in their sample tells us a lot about how the overall results came out....

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How Will FCC's Net Neutrality Rules Be Enforced?

Robert M. McDowell

On the eve of the FCC's expected net neutrality vote, former FCC Commissioner Robert McDowell explains how far the agency is willing to go to regulate...

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A French Lesson for American Liberals

Kenneth R. Weinstein

France’s Socialists see the radical Islamist threat and are stoutly defending freedom....

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What Did Congress Accomplish with Keystone Vote?

Christopher Sands

Now that President Obama has vetoed the Keystone XL pipeline bill, the question is: What did this effort accomplish?...

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China's Expansion Push in Southeast Asia Renews Concerns

Michael Pillsbury

China surpassing the U.S. as the world’s largest economy is a key indication Beijing is getting set in the coming months to expand its reach further...

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No Policy Like an Iran Policy

Michael Doran

Even his former adviser agrees that the president’s Iran policy is collapsing. Can anything be done, or is it too late?...

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We Should Fear the Radicals, Not the Muslims

Naser Khader

Muslims need to work harder on reforming Islam....

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When Islamic State Starts Hitting Ships

Seth Cropsey

Radical Islamists may soon gain a foothold on the Mediterranean. The U.S. Navy must be ready....

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As China Ponders BMD Options, U.S. Must Consider Responses

Richard Weitz

Washington is correct to have begun considering responses to such a capability now....

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ISIS Captures Christians: Piece by Piece, Middle Eastern Christianity is Being Shattered

Nina Shea

Middle Eastern Christians were again targeted by a large scale Islamist terror attack with thousands of victims Monday, in Syria....

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Justice Is Blind

Melanie Kirkpatrick

Chen Guangcheng recounts his fight for China’s sick, disabled, and unborn....

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Ukraine: Where Does It End?

Benjamin Haddad

Will Moscow-backed insurgents march on Mariupol? The Ukranian port city is braced for an assault amid claims by the government in Kiev that 20 Russian...

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Drug Testing Welfare Recipients: Punitive or Humane?

John P. Walters & David W. Murray

Proposals to drug test welfare recipients have received harsh criticism in recent days, including charges that they are unconstitutional....

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China's Superpower Strategy

Michael Pillsbury

Author Michael Pillsbury discusses his book "The Hundred-Year Marathon" on China's strategy to replace the US as the world's superpower....

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The Meaning of Walmart's Wage Hike

Irwin M. Stelzer

Markets work. That’s the message from Walmart’s decision to raise its starting wage for 500,000 of its 1.3 million US employees to $10 per hour....

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KI News Highlights (February 14-20)

Kleptocracy Initiative

Financial corruption and autocracy media coverage....

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All the Way With LBJ

Arthur Herman

Extolling the Great Society and the man who massively expanded the government’s role in American life....

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Countering Violent Extremist Summit

Benjamin Haddad

Benjamin Haddad discusses the White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism in the US and overseas after the recent attacks....

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Richard Weitz on the Anniversary of the Ukraine Uprising

Richard Weitz

Richard Weitz speaks from Maidon on the anniversary of the Ukrainian uprising....

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Islamic State's Horrible Healing Power in Egypt

Nina Shea

Can horrific beheadings in Libya spur Egypt's leader to end to persecution of Coptic Christians at home?...

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Moscow and Pyongyang: From Disdain to Partnership?

Richard Weitz

Russian-North Korean relations have been on a roll during the past year, but may soon encounter roadblocks....

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Nestle to Remove Artificial Flavors from its Products

Hank Cardello

Hank Cardello of the Hudson Institute discusses how candy maker Nestle plans to offer all natural ingredients in its products by the end of 2015....

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What if the China Bears are Right?

John Lee

If anyone has every participated in ‘scenario gaming’ of strategic hypotheticals, they will know that it can be a lot of fun. In the foreign polic...

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The Paradox Of U.S. Drilling Bans

Lee Lane

After decades of decline, between 2008 and 2014, U.S. output of crude oil grew by 49 percent. Natural gas output has also been booming. The U.S. oil a...

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Dictators Love the FCC's Plan to Regulate the Internet

Robert M. McDowell & Gordon M. Goldstein

The Obama administration’s efforts to treat the Web like a utility has fans from Saudi Arabia to Putin’s Kremlin....

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South America's Dynamic Duo

Jaime Daremblum

It has become a recent trope for Latin America-watchers to describe China’s economic hegemony in the region as a new Monroe Doctrine....

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Sam Tadros on Morning in America

Samuel Tadros

Samuel Tadros talked about the Coptic Christian and Egyptian reaction to the murder of 21 Copts by ISIS....

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Ukraine Deal Could Buy U.S. Time to Formulate Effective Russia Policy

Richard Weitz

The fate of the latest cease-fire in Ukraine remains precarious, and even if the current truce unexpectedly endures, a lasting settlement to the Ukrai...

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Modi Must Clarify His Position on Hindu Nationalism

Aparna Pande

Modi should publicly clarify his position on Hindu nationalism and not allow others to frame the issue for him....

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Obama Administration Reaffirms China Policy in Key Documents

Richard Weitz

The president is generally satisfied with his China policy, and plans to continue its core elements in his last two years....

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Jerusalem Notebook: By the Rivers of Babylon...

Lela Gilbert

The expulsion of Christians from the cradle of Christianity in today’s Middle East, particularly in Iraq, has taken the western world by surprise. ...

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Подвиг разведчика

Andrei A. Piontkovsky

Andrei Piontkovsky: Luck again changed the darling of fortune...

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On the Fast Lane to Fast Track?

Irwin M. Stelzer

The administration believes it has enough votes to win fast-track authority for the president. ...

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Misrepresenting the Colorado Marijuana Results

David W. Murray

The latest Health and Human Services (HHS) survey of drug use with state-level data showed a steep rise (22 percent) in regular marijuana use between ...

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KI News Highlights (February 7-13)

Kleptocracy Initiative

Financial corruption and autocracy media coverage....

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