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Things Fall Apart
Things Fall Apart
Japan and South Korea Ties Fray Amid Leadership Void

The bitter “comfort women” dispute is rearing its ugly ahead once again, threatening to upend Seoul’s relationship with Tokyo.

Things Fall Apart
Report: Nigerian Army Massacred More Than 300 Shi‘a Muslims

Add this human rights nightmare to President Buhari’s growing list of woes: Boko Haram, Niger Delta Avengers, falling oil revenue, depreciating currency, and impending recession.

Things Fall Apart
Nigeria’s Oil Avengers Strike

Militants calling themselves the “Niger Delta Avengers” have blown up so much infrastructure that oil production is down one million barrels a day.

Things Fall Apart
Good Intentions Gone Awry

South Sudan: a case study highlighting how fuzzy-minded but big-hearted idealists often contribute to the world’s suffering as much as—and perhaps even more than—cold hearted ruthless power seekers.

Things Fall Apart
Brazil’s Corruption Probe Nabs Former President

The more bad news that comes out of Brazil, the clearer it becomes that the country still hasn’t hit bottom.

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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.

Violence in Myanmar

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

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