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J. Peter Pham
2016 And Beyond
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Africa’s Pivotal Year

Will the continent see advancements in democracy commensurate with its economic rise?

Elections in Guinea
A Test for African Democracy—and International Commitment

Time is running short to prevent a crisis of legitimacy in Guinea that could set back the whole West African region.

After the Arab Spring
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Moroccan “Exceptionalism” Deserves Support

Morocco stands out as an oasis of stability amidst a region in turmoil—thanks both to the circumstances of history and to prudent leadership.

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Infowar

Regular readers know the answer: not very effective at all.

Horn of Africa

…and that may not be such a bad thing.

The Inauguration

As Donald Trump takes the oath, an essay on the historical forces that have shaped this moment by Walter Russell Mead.

Recessional

Clearly a lot of frustration for the outgoing American President has been stored up in the Russian psyche.

the roots of populism

If the term “intellectual” only encompasses thinkers on the Left, then it is only natural that right-wing populists would turn it into a slur.

Rebuilding America

Paul Ryan will target $40 in private investment for every $1 his caucus approves in infrastructure spending.

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