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Rumble in the Jungle
Rumble in the Jungle
Congo’s President Blows Past Election Deadline

Now that President Kabila has postponed his retirement plans, the opposition may cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war.

Rumble in the Jungle
A Plane Rebuke for Congo’s Opposition Leader

Moïse Katumbi’s plane was turned away from the airport at Kinshasa just as he was slated to address tens of thousands of supporters. Election season just got wilder.

Rumble in the Jungle
Dirty Tricks and Judicial Antics in Congo

A judge is in hiding after she revealed the country’s intelligence service coerced her into issuing sham charges against the main opposition politician.

Rumble in the Jungle
2016’s Wildest Election Isn’t Where You Think

The Democratic Republic of the Congo’s presidential election is shaping up to be the biggest match since George Foreman and Muhammad Ali clashed here in 1974.

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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.

Violence in Myanmar

Many of Myanmar’s long-suffering Rohingyas are now turning to internationally funded Islamist insurgents to resist the government.

The Shale Rebound

Texas’s Permian Basin has been called “the crown jewel of the world’s oil and gas industry.”

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