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Diaz-Canel’s Cuba: An Open-Ended Question

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The Françafrique Affair: Mixed Signals in a Love-Hate Relationship

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Victims of History: The Power of the Victim Narrative as Part of East Asian...

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From the Scent of Jasmine to the Smell of Sulfur: The Legacy of the...

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Democratic Support Without Democracy: Explaining the Popularity of the Chinese Government

Over the past year, international media reports on Chinese politics frequently centred around the oppression of minorities, public surveillance measures, and China’s increasingly aggressive...

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Over the last decade, Turkey has grown to become one of the nations hosting the most refugees worldwide. People fleeing violence and the lack...

Democracy, Capitalism, Trade: Building Back Better

The fate of the Pacific may rest on the bonds of the Atlantic. Over the last four years, however, the transatlantic bonds between the...

Roadblocks Ahead: Foreign Aid, Civil Society, and the Peace Process in Afghanistan

7Over the last 17 years, the support of USAID and other donors helped transform Afghan civil society and media from a loose network of...

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