A Victory for Democracy

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It is easy as Americans to be lost in our own affairs and to ignore significant events on the other side of the world—especially when we have been transfixed by…
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Hope for Democracy in Gambia

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After expanding by leaps and bounds in the wake of the Cold War’s end, democracy across the world appears to be retracting. In Hungary and the Philippines, rulers with authoritarian…
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Algeria: The Next Crisis?

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For a quarter century if not more, the United States has lacked a clear foreign policy strategy. Successive Secretaries of State have confused miles traveled with effectiveness on the world…
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A Terror State of the West’s Making

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Warning of potential terrorist attacks throughout that continent, the State Department has issued a travel alert for Europe. Such moves are a sobering indication of how Europe’s authorities have allowed…
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Africa’s Nuclear Market for Rogues

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Some nuclear deals, in hindsight, look prescient. Many conservatives warned against Ronald Reagan’s outreach to Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev but, in hindsight, Gorbachev was sincere in his desire to reduce…
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The Promise of the Gulf of Guinea

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President Barack Obama has cited Somalia as an example of counter-terrorism success. Such a claim is probably a bit exaggerated given how fragile Somalia is and how dependent any security…
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Tunisia’s Fragile Success Under Attack

Tunisia was struck by a terrible act of terrorism today: gunmen, presumably of Islamist persuasion, stormed the Bardo museum in the capital, Tunis, killing tourists indiscriminately. Early news accounts suggest…
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