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Opinion: Democracy Versus Kleptocracy, S. Korea and the Philippines – Inside Sources

Photo: Yoon Suk-yeol (Wikipedia) Comparisons between South Korea and the Philippines can be tempting.  I can’t help but succumb to the temptation after covering this month’s election of Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos as president of the Philippines and then observing, via the internet, the inauguration in Seoul the next day of Yoon Suk-yeol as president of

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Opinion: The Afghan Government Will Fall. Good Riddance.

When U.S. troops complete their exit from Afghanistan, they will leave behind one of the world’s most corrupt and ineffective governments and a population still mired in poverty, illiteracy, and disease. Should this matter to Americans? After all, the aim of the 2001 invasion was to bring retribution to al-Qaeda, not to lift Afghanistan out

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