The crisis of democracy and governance

Sometimes History Rhymes

Sometimes History Rhymes

One hundred years ago to the month, the collapsing Ottoman Empire was finally out of its misery in the Treaty of Sevre. However, in an echo of...

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Africa on the Run

Africa on the Run

“The journey to development has been stunted.” —Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr “Because there's less external pressure on the continent now than there has ever...

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African Possibilities

African Possibilities

At least so far, what plagues Africa is less Covid-19, than its consequences: collapsed economies, an industrial world that is closing to Africa, a...

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STOP SLAVERY NOW!

STOP SLAVERY NOW!

Why do nations, rich and poor, tolerate widespread slavery, human trafficking and even the buying and selling of young children in the 21st...

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Is America Finished?

Is America Finished?

Why has America stopped investing in itself? Why do things—from cell phones to highways to schools to trains—work so much better in so many...

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