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Cover Story

Libya’s Wafa Bugaighis:
‘We Desperately Need Help’

a6.cover.libya.flag.homeWafa Bugaighis was there when Libya’s 42-year dictatorship began to unravel. Now, Libya’s highest-ranking diplomat in the U.S. is begging the international community to help keep her fractured country from coming apart at the seams. Read More 

People of World Influence

Afghanistan Expert Says Corruption
Breeds Violence, Steals Stability

a1.powi.chayes.homeAs a small business owner who lived among the Afghan people for nearly a decade, Sarah Chayes saw not only the dangers of a war zone but also the daily indignation of corruption, which she blames for fueling those dangers. Read More

Bitter Anniversary

South Sudan’s New Ambassador Vows
Young Nation Can Overcome Fighting

a2.south.sudan.akuong.homeSouth Sudan recently toasted the fourth anniversary of its independence, but its people have little reason to celebrate as a fresh conflict threatens to unravel the world’s newest nation. Read More

Unapologetic Watchdog

Afghanistan Watchdog Agency: Critical
Oversight or Overzealous Hounding?

a3.sigar.bunker.homeJohn Sopko is unapologetic in his quest to keep track of every American dollar spent — or misspent — trying to rebuild Afghanistan. Read More

Trans-Pacific Partnership

Pacific Trade Deal Chugs Along,
Inspiring Hope, Hostility, Questions recent hiccups on the Hill, the White House took a major step in advancing the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the most sweeping and controversial trade deal since NAFTA. Read More

Swiss Apprenticeships

U.S. Considers Emulating
Swiss Apprenticeship Model United States is eyeing Switzerland’s model of apprenticeships to help its young workers compete in a globalized economy. Read More

Digital Diplomacy Forum

With New Ambassador at Helm,
Swiss Embassy Ups Its Digital Game Swiss Embassy took advantage of the transition to a new ambassador to up its social media presence. Read More

Book Review

Latest JFK Tome Offers
Vivid Portrayal of 1960 Race“Norman Mailer. JFK. Superman Comes to the Supermarket” is a lavish account of one of the most riveting political events of the 20th century: The 1960 presidential race between John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon. Read More