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Articles from Vol. 154, No. 09, August 31

Beacon of Immorality
Byline: James Kirchick On Hillary Clinton's Africa tour, she and South African president Jacob Zuma vowed to take diplomatic relations to "a higher level." Washington was stymied by Zuma's predecessor, Thabo Mbeki, and it hopes Zuma can help fulfill...
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Change Comes to Japan
How the LDP hung on so long. It's hard to overstate the changes that have swept the world in the past two decades. Empires have crumbled, genocides have been committed, stunning reconciliations have been reached, and markets have melted. And...
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Diving into the Wreckage
Byline: Mike Elkin Peering at the live video feed from an underwater camera, the crew of the Odyssey Explorer couldn't believe what they saw: a blanket of coins, strewn across an area the size of six football fields, 1,100 meters below the surface...
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How Koizumi Did in the LDP
Byline: Takashi Yokota; Yokota is foreign-policy editor at NEWSWEEK Nihon-Ban, NEWSWEEK's Japanese-language partner. The man who killed the ruling party was its star. If there were obituaries in politics, the following would likely appear in...
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It's Time to Pony Up
Byline: Daniel Lyons Back in the last downturn, in 2001, Jason Katz realized he was in trouble. His fledgling Web site, Paltalk.com, was trying to make money by giving away its service and selling advertising. But suddenly advertising was drying...
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Japan Is Fading
Byline: Rana Foroohar One thing the nation's next leaders don't talk about is growth. Japan is heading into a landmark election in a state of freefall. Stagnant since the early 1990s, Japan's economy fell off a cliff in the last quarter, dropping...
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'Maybe I Was Too Naive'
Yukos Oil's Mikhail Khodorkovsky, once Russia's wealthiest man, is serving an eight-year prison sentence for fraud and tax evasion. Kremlin critics say the charges stemmed from the former oligarch's opposition to then-president Vladimir Putin. Since...
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More Than Just a Tan
Byline: Tara Weingarten I admit to a lifelong obsession with St-Tropez. As a child in the 1960s, I sat riveted to our new color TV, mesmerized by those steamy Bain de Soleil commercials. Bronzed, toned bodies splashed in the faraway Mediterranean...
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The Non-War in Iraq
Byline: Larry Kaplow For those who thought Iraq had moved past the carnage of 2006--when the destruction of the Shiite Samarra mosque by Sunni gangs set off an escalating cycle of sectarian killings that nearly tore the country apart--the recent...
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The Penalty for Saving
Byline: Peter Tasker; Tasker is a Tokyo-based analyst with Arcus Research. Why Germany and Japan are in pain. Remember the fable of the hardworking ant and the irresponsible, fun-loving grasshopper? The fable ends with the grasshopper starving,...
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What's Good for IBM
...is as good as it gets for America. The wreckage of the financial crisis is producing many warnings that globalization is dead, as trade and investment slow. Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, global companies have rarely been in...
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Where the Middle Rules
Byline: Ruchir Sharma; Sharma is head of emerging markets at Morgan Stanley Investment Management. India's superrich lose the limelight. When two elephants fight, the grass suffers. So goes the African saying, and a few years ago it would have...
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Women on the Verge
Byline: Alexis Okeowo EVA Aridjis is often mistaken for a director's girlfriend when she attends Mexican film festivals. Though she has directed and produced two documentaries in Mexico and the full-length feature The Favor (2007) in the United...
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