The crisis of democracy and governance

Democracia en Peligro

Democracia en Peligro

Latin America is in trouble. From the Rio Grande to the Drake Passage, angry and violent partisanship is rising; citizens feel their governments...

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Understanding Africa

Understanding Africa

“The first draft of history is always going to be very messy.”  — Michela Wrong Human life originated in Africa, and humanity’s future will be...

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Heart of Darkness

Heart of Darkness

"...the longer I spend working on Africa and traveling around in Africa, the more it is born upon me that the nation-state is a fragile and recent...

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Mirabilis annus secundus

Mirabilis annus secundus

“The second part of the second years prodigies being a true additional collection of many strange signs and apparitions which have this last year...

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The hope of our future

The hope of our future

Filippino national hero Jose Rizal allegedly said that “Youth is the hope of our future.” When it comes to governance, is that a good thing in a...

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Fixing what’s broken

Fixing what’s broken

Is democracy in trouble? The evidence so far this year is troubling: January 6th in Washington, coup in Myanmar, widening arrests in Hong Kong,...

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