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By: Ruben Hirsch (Guest Writer) Nearly one year ago, on August 9, 2018, an airstrike conducted by the Saudi-led military coalition operating in Yemen killed 40...

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

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Swallowing the Pill: What to Do with North Korea?

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The Rusty “Development Machine” in Guinea-Bissau

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Armenia in Transition: The Velvet Revolution

By: Lena Krikorian (Editor-in-Chief) The Republic of Armenia has set a tremendous example for the rest of the world by peacefully ousting a corrupt political...

The Origin of Identity: The Case of Taiwan’s Identity Shifts

Identity politics, nationalism, and ethnic identity are salient topics at the moment. But what does it truly mean to be part of an ethnic...

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