Essays

It is the world’s most populous Muslim-majority nation and a highly successful democracy. How did Indonesia do it?

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Trees brighten city streets and delight nature-starved urbanites. Now scientists are learning that they also play a crucial role in the green infrastructure of America’s cities.

After 20 years of nation-building in the Balkan countries, a big payoff may be in sight. But it will still be a long time before the United States can declare victory and pull out.

For decades, America’s chief answer to crime has been to put more criminals behind bars for longer. That expensive strategy is yielding diminishing returns. It’s time for a closer look at ways of helping ex-offenders steer away from crime.

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Like many other countries, the United States is buried under a pile of mounting debt. Tunneling out will mean making some tough choices that can’t be put off much longer.

A simple Google query leads a Web wanderer to discover an unexpected narrative in the Internet’s cascades of information.

What if a man who is sentenced to die claims to have evidence of his innocence? Common sense cries out for the case to be tried again, but important legal principles say otherwise.

In many respects, Chinese success is a win-win game.

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No one wishes for a total Chinese collapse, but certain setbacks should be welcomed.

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