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March 20, 2019
Angola is Africa’s top oil producer and one of the fastest growing petro-economies in the world. Despite robust economic growth, it’s GINI Coefficient of 58.6 – a standard indicator of inequality within a society – suggests that gross economic disparities remain. Since the end of a twenty-seven-... Read More
March 19, 2019
In recent weeks Ugandan media has reported several... Read More
March 18, 2019
Venezuela is in shambles. On top of starvation, hyperinflation, and spreading disease, the country’s entire electrical grid failed March 7, thanks to years of deferred investment and questionable maintenance.   Prior to the blackout, surveys showed that some... Read More
March 13, 2019
On March 13, 2019 the European Parliament (EP) adopted a report on EU strategic communication and propaganda from third countries, drafted on behalf of the Foreign Affairs Committee by MEP Anna Fotyga (ECR/... Read More
March 11, 2019
Welcome back! In the first blog post, we laid out the fragile separation of powers and constitutional framework for local accountability in Afghanistan. We concluded... Read More
March 06, 2019
If you had asked me a few years ago about my future in politics, I would have told you I had no such future. In my mind, politics was the business of other people. I considered myself apolitical. Fast forward a few years, now I see that there is no such thing as an apolitical person. Today, at 25... Read More
March 05, 2019
“Being here brings us another opportunity; not only to learn from one another but also to grow together,” Peruvian Vice President and Member of Congress Mercedes Araoz reflected as she addressed 22 women members of parliament from ten countries during the closing of the weeklong House Democracy... Read More
March 04, 2019
The destabilizing chain of events that continue to seep across Afghanistan has ceaselessly fielded new challenges to key political and military actors involved in America’s longest war. Nearly 18 years of bloody conflict have demanded intricate... Read More
March 01, 2019
Raising expectations for some, lowering them for others. Last June, newly-appointed President Miguel Diaz-Canel revealed Cuba’s government would draft a new constitution, guided by former president Raul Castro, and approve it through a referendum. Private property rights, presidential term limits... Read More
February 27, 2019
Nearly two decades into our longest war, the United States is in the process of withdrawing from... Read More

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