Democracy in South Africa
Democracy in South Africa
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The Zuma Dynasty?

Many will breathe a sigh of relief when Jacob Zuma leaves office. But what if his ex-wife succeeds him?

Democracy in South Africa
The ANC Fails a Crucial Test

Zuma’s cronyism and corruption will live to die another day.

Democracy in South Africa
South African Prosecutors Drop Bogus Charges Against Finance Minister

This is a big win for the cause of democracy. But more importantly, it’s a big win for poor South Africans.

Democracy in South Africa
A Wake-Up Call for South Africa’s ANC

A memo to South Africa’s ruling party: You’ve got competition.

Democracy in South Africa
Elections in South Africa: A Referendum on the ANC

South African voters decide today whether to blame the ANC for the country’s woes or give the old anti-apartheid party another chance.

Democracy in South Africa
South Africa’s Most Important Elections Since Mandela

If the pro-business opposition is successful in prying major cities away from the ANC, these elections could go down in history as the beginnings of genuine multiparty democracy in South Africa.

Democracy in South Africa
Court to Zuma: Enough Already

Perennial scandal-maker (and political survivor) Jacob Zuma is on the hot seat once again, this time over his palatial taxpayer-funded estate.

Democracy in South Africa
South African Opposition Elects “Obama of Soweto” As Leader

A charismatic, Soweto-born GQ-listed preacher is the new face of the South African opposition.

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AFTER ISIS

With the Iraqi government’s move to retake Kirkuk, it’s time for the U.S. to start planning for just how bad things could get.

Counting Carbon

The EIA projects US energy-related greenhouse gas emissions will continue to fall this year.

European Disunion

In forcing Catalonia to clarify its intentions on independence, Madrid is chipping away at the separatists’ facade of unity.

Development and Its Discontents

A new data dive offers mixed evidence, confirming some prevailing narratives and confounding others.

Echo Chamber Redux

Americans deserve in-depth commentary and analysis about the merits and faults of the Iran nuclear deal. They are not getting it.

Spy Games

Another disturbing chapter in the Obama-era spy wars.

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