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Burundi and Rwanda are two nearly identical countries that have taken diametrically opposed paths under different leaders. Their experience provides insight into the dilemmas of institution-building in Africa.
Prince Michael of Liechtenstein
The war for public opinion over the Middle East is heating up between Moscow and Ankara. Since Turkey shot down a Russian warplane on its border with Syria in late November, the recriminations have been flying. Each of these powers is accusing the other of playing Daesh’s game, one by supporting the moderate opposition, the other by propping up Syrian President Bas...
Tension between the Mediterranean Sea’s northern and southern shores is nothing new. In fact, it is ancient, dating back well before 1830, when France colonised Algeria in an effort to suppress the piracy, slave trade and smuggling that had infested those waters for centuries, and also to satisfy commercial interests.
Iraq has a new government headed by Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi with key posts promised to Sunni and Kurdish politicians as part of a power-sharing deal to tackle the growing rise of Islamic State (IS). The real and present danger of IS reaches far and wide and is leading to some countries becoming unlikely allies working with a common purpose in the battle agai...
Dr. Amatzia Baram