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Chinese President Xi Jinping at the G-20 meeting in Brisbane, Australia, Nov. 16, 2014 (Flickr photo by user blogplanalto licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic license).

With Reforms, China’s Xi Seeks Course Correction, not Power Grab

By Iain Mills
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Chinese President Xi Jinping’s anti-corruption and governance reforms are not attempts to recentralize power or even re-establish a “cult of personality.” Rather, Xi has acknowledged fundamental problems within the Chinese political economy and is taking meaningful steps to address them. more

How Argentina Became the Newest Drug Trafficking Hub

By Benoît Gomis
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Compared to some of its neighbors, Argentina has been relatively unscathed by the effects of drug trafficking. However, a recent increase in drug-related problems, including cocaine trafficking, has exposed some of Argentina’s key structural weaknesses, underscoring the need for comprehensive reform. more