While it may seem like the world is in constant upheaval, a shift in focus toward countries that have managed to survive can provide a window into strategies that have actually worked. They may even offer ideas that can be translated and adapted to other places in transition.

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  • Roja Heydarpour

    Roja Heydarpour is a freelance writer and editor. She has worked for The Daily Beast, The New York Times, Al-Monitor, The NY Observer and The Times-Tribune. On Twitter: @rojarojaroja