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    Killer Politics

    Michael Burleigh

    The sheer volume of TV series and films about assassins speaks to our morbid fascination with this dark side of politics and political history. But the fact that real-world political killings are increasingly going unpunished should prompt us to do some soul searching.

    considers the history of assassination, its abiding place in popular culture, and its comeback as a tactic.
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    America’s Longest War

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    2. Olusegun Obasanjo Olusegun Obasanjo ,
    3. Ricardo Lagos Ricardo Lagos ,
    4. César Gaviria César Gaviria ,
    5. Abdul Tejan-Cole Abdul Tejan-Cole ,
    6. Nana Afadzinu Nana Afadzinu ,
    7. Tlaleng Mofokeng Tlaleng Mofokeng ,
    8. Patsilí Toledo Patsilí Toledo

    Fifty years after US President Richard Nixon declared a “war on drugs,” America’s strategy of repression has succeeded only in increasing violent crime, corruption, preventable disease, and incarceration. But what should replace this tried-and-failed prohibitionist approach if President Joe Biden’s administration decides to abandon it?

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Killer Politics

Michael Burleigh

The sheer volume of TV series and films about assassins speaks to our morbid fascination with this dark side of politics and political history. But the fact that real-world political killings are increasingly going unpunished should prompt us to do some soul searching.

considers the history of assassination, its abiding place in popular culture, and its comeback as a tactic.
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Drug War at 50 Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images

America’s Longest War

Featured in this Big Picture
  1. Helen Clark Helen Clark ,
  2. Olusegun Obasanjo Olusegun Obasanjo ,
  3. Ricardo Lagos Ricardo Lagos ,
  4. César Gaviria César Gaviria ,
  5. Abdul Tejan-Cole Abdul Tejan-Cole ,
  6. Nana Afadzinu Nana Afadzinu ,
  7. Tlaleng Mofokeng Tlaleng Mofokeng ,
  8. Patsilí Toledo Patsilí Toledo

Fifty years after US President Richard Nixon declared a “war on drugs,” America’s strategy of repression has succeeded only in increasing violent crime, corruption, preventable disease, and incarceration. But what should replace this tried-and-failed prohibitionist approach if President Joe Biden’s administration decides to abandon it?

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China’s Population Bust

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  1. Zhang Jun,
  2. Shang-Jin Wei,
  3. Nancy Qian,
  4. Adair Turner,
  5. Frank Götmark,
  6. Robin Maynard

Recently published census data showing that the world’s most populous country is aging rapidly and becoming less fertile have alarmed the government. But further relaxing China’s family-planning policy may not have the desired effect, and could even prove counterproductive.

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Biden’s Grand Tour

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  7. Joschka Fischer

His first visit to Europe since taking office gives US President Joe Biden an opportunity to exorcise the toxic legacy of Donald Trump’s America First nationalism and isolationism. But will he succeed in promoting multilateral cooperation on global challenges while also forging a robust Western stance toward China?

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