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The Land of the Purple Finger
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Bucking the Odds

As Egypt “counts its votes” and Syria prepares for its own bogus elections in early June, a real and highly consequential democratic process continues into a critical phase in another Arab country where such a thing was for decades even more unlikely: Iraq.

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The Future

Here’s some fodder for your next dinner party.

Psy-ops

Hint: It involves leaflets, psy-ops, and calls from Mom.

Libyan Afterparty

America’s top general in Africa has confirmed that Russia is up to new tricks in Libya.

EDTECH

As if holding back America’s schools wasn’t enough….

Pipeline Politics

Still, several hurdles remain for the beleaguered project.

Soft or Hard Landing

It feels like 2015 all over again.

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