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South Africa Showdown
South Africa Showdown
Are Reports of Zuma’s Downfall Exaggerated?

According to one analyst, recent events show that “Zuma had a lot more power than people thought.”

South Africa Showdown
In South Africa, the One-Eyed Man Is King

The African National Congress (ANC) has led South Africa since the end of apartheid without any serious opposition, but last week it appeared that might change with the announcement of a merger between two opposition groups. But it appears we may have all spoken too soon.

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Crude Economics

That OPEC production cut is going to have to fall on the Saudis’ shoulders—if it’s to happen at all.

Egypt in Turmoil

The West is ignoring an ongoing crisis in Egypt, as painful austerity measures stoke outrage against the Sisi government.

Why We Can't Have Nice Things

Déjà vu all over again.

Public Opinion

A new Gallup poll registers big increases in respect for police, including among Democrats and nonwhites.

Asia's Game of Thrones

Both Washington and Manila are doing damage control in the wake of Duterte’s latest comments, but the real test is yet to come.


Even the New York Times is beginning to acknowledge Obama’s sorry legacy in the Middle East.

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