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What Fifa and AIIB tell us about the world order

RIVALRY HELPS: The threat of fragmenting Fifa's fiefdoms and setting up rival regional competitions appears to have helped convince Mr Blatter to step down.

SEPP Blatter's ejection as president of world soccer's governing body and the political spat over the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) illustrate the limits to abuse of power and patronage. Behind the goings-on around Fifa and AIIB are 10 common messages.