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Hutu-Tutsi Conflict
Hutu-Tutsi Conflict
Burundi Violence Flows into Rwanda

Alas, for the victims of the violence and for the stability of Africa, a certain political correctness seems to have descended at least on parts of the continent.

Hutu-Tutsi Conflict
Burundi Gets Uglier

While everyone has tried to downplay or avoid the ethnic dimension, things have continued to get worse.

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More Reports of Ethnic Conflict In Burundi

International NGOs have been reticent to raise the possibility of genocide, war crimes, or crimes against humanity. Why?

Hutu-Tutsi Conflict
Political Correctness Collides with Reality in Burundi

After weeks and weeks of being told that the violence in Burundi wasn’t tribal, we’re now hearing a different story.

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Walter Russell Mead & Staff

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.


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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