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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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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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