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U.S. Embassy Monrovia

Liberia’s Clash of Generations

A fierce debate about old and new generations of political leaders is in full swing ahead of Liberia's election. But what issues lie underneath the surface?

Wade Williams October 6, 2017


Are Hackers 21st Century Mercenaries?

Today's mercenary may not be ex-military traveling to a distant land to fight someone else's war, but a lone actor who can work remotely from a computer

Peter Suciu October 17, 2017


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Re-Energised Relations

The US-Russia geopolitical clash isn't limited to diplomacy; it's about energy politics, too.

Jose Chaloub September 3, 2017


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Is San Diego the Next Flint?

San Diego is facing a major hepatitis A outbreak - the city will need to take robust action in order to control the spread of the disease.

Kate Harveston October 19, 2017


Kiluanji Kia Henda. Photo courtesy Goodman Gallery.

Who is African Art ‘Rising’ For?

African artists are creating new and positive narratives of the continent. But what risks come with the globalization of 'African culture'?

Jonelle Twum September 28, 2017


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Iraq: Finding Calm After the Storm

There is once again reason for optimism in Iraq - but Baghdad and Washington must make sure the next year is not wasted, argues Kenneth M. Pollack

Kenneth M. Pollack September 20, 2017

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Kenya: Dying for Democracy?

On the UN International Day of Democracy, we consider what Kenya's election debacle tells us about the world's dominant political ideology - and it's limits

Alice McCool September 15, 2017