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    By Erin Wright It's not easy to be an influential pol and fly under the radar, but these five manage it.

    LAST UPDATE : May 19, 2016, 9:36 AM EDT
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    The news of a comeback threatens to compound an uneasy political climate triggered by widely contested 2013 parliamentary elections.Asia-Pacific,Cambodia,Cambodia National Rescue Party,Cambodian People's Party,Funcinpec party,Hun Sen,Norodom Ranariddh,Sam Rainsy,Lara Vergnaud

    Published Date : Jan 05, 2015, 4:38 PM EST
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    More importantly, perhaps, Tunisia must reassure wary foreign investors and make new allies in order to boost its stagnant economy.Africa,Beji Caid Essebsi,Ennahda Movement,Moncef Marzouki,Nida Tounes,Rashid al-Ghannushi,Tunisia,Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali,Lara Vergnaud

    Published Date : Nov 21, 2014, 1:57 PM EST
  • Yemen

    Members from the marginalized Shiite minority based in northern Yemen, and often referred to as the Ansarullah, are pushing back against a predominantly Sunni government in a rebellion years in the making. Middle East,Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi,Ali Abdullah Saleh,Ansarullah,Houthis,Yemen,Lara Vergnaud

    Published Date : Oct 01, 2014, 12:46 PM EDT
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    The pact will allow some 10,000 American troops to remain in the country after the withdrawal of NATO-led forces at the end of 2014.Asia-Pacific,Abdullah Abdullah,Afghanistan,Ashraf Ghani,Hamid Karzai,Politics of Afghanistan,Taliban,Lara Vergnaud

    Published Date : Sep 30, 2014, 1:20 PM EDT