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Getting Africa Right
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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Walter Russell Mead & Staff

America’s peculiar system for choosing presidents may help avoid post-election chaos.

Third Debate Recap

Trump shortchanges his supposed signature issue to defend man-crush on Putin.

Frozen Ukraine

The latest round of peace talks only mask Europe’s lack of leverage and commitment in Ukraine.

Asia's Game of Thrones

The Philippine president has now definitively cast his lot with China. How will elites in Manila react?

Follow the Money

Why hasn’t the increase in K-12 investment translated into better student outcomes?

Crude Economics

US oil companies are in much better shape than the cartel seems to think.

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