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Getting Africa Right
Getting Africa Right
Nigeria’s Leading Novelist Slams President Buhari

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s op-ed in the NYT provides a sobering assessment of President Buhari’s job performance.

Getting Africa Right
South Sudan and the Case for Maps

An AP report from last week shows the ethnic loyalties driving the conflict in South Sudan—and also demonstrates why readers need maps to understand them.

Getting Africa Right
Are Africans Actually Getting Poorer?

GDP per capita is set to fall in Africa this year, and that’s big news, but it’s not the whole story.

Getting Africa Right
The Sun Never Sets on Robert Mugabe

The Financial Times is calling for a British pivot to Zimbabwe. Here’s why that’s unlikely to work, even if it was attempted.

Getting Africa Right
In Africa, Independence Days Are Overrated

Several former colonies in East Africa are marking their Independence Days this month. Not that there’s much to celebrate.

Getting Africa Right
NYT Misses the Mark on Africa Coverage

This kind of hazy, fog-of-war reporting from far afield fails to deliver the kind of illuminating coverage readers deserve.

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Asia's Game of Thrones

The Trump Administration is likely to comply.

demographic transformation

The millennial urban boom may be coming to a close. This could have major consequences for America’s politics and geography.

A Heavy Lift

No, probably not. But President Trump may have trouble lifting them in the first place.

Delivering on Promises

TPP, NAFTA, and a special deal with the UK: Trump’s first week will be a busy one.

WRM in the WSJ

Eliot Cohen’s new book presents a nuanced and compelling defense of hard power.


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

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