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Thinking Aloud: Burundi Unraveling?

May 1, 2015 by Darius  This week’s street protests in Burundi are being met with an increasingly violent response.  The country is on the verge of unraveling in the run-up to a presidential election.  Hundreds of students have sought refuge at … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “What Today’s Bloody Attack in Tripoli Means for Libya”

“What Today’s Bloody Attack in Tripoli Means for Libya” Foreign Policy, January 27, 2015 http://foreignpolicy.com/2015/01/27/what-todays-bloody-attack-in-tripoli-means-for-libya/ “Today a group of four gunmen attacked a hotel in the Libyan capital of Tripoli.  Media outlets are reporting that at least five foreigners (including one … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “Russian Money Suspected Behind Fracking Protests”

“Russian Money Suspected Behind Fracking Protests” The New York Times, December 1, 2014, p.A6 http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/01/world/russian-money-suspected-behind-fracking-protests.html “Vlasa Mircia, the mayor of this destitute village in eastern Romania, thought he had struck it rich when the American energy giant Chevron showed up here … Continue reading

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Thinking Aloud: Ian Paisley, 1926-2014

Sept. 13, 2014 by Darius  Yesterday, the Reverend Ian Paisley died of heart problems at age 89.  Rev. Paisley can contend for the dubious title of being the greatest obstacle to peace in Northern Ireland for decades. Ian Paisley was … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “Anger in Pakistan Fuels Cleric’s Rise”

“Anger in Pakistan Fuels Cleric’s Rise” The Wall Street Journal, September 11, 2014, p.A14 http://online.wsj.com/articles/anti-taliban-cleric-tahir-ul-qadri-rises-on-message-of-peace-in-pakistan-1410372362 “Kiran Sajjad, a 16-year-old follower of Pakistani cleric Tahir ul Qadri, has a clear reason why she is living in a protest tent city in … Continue reading

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Thinking Aloud: Yemen’s Unhealthy Habits

Aug. 30, 2014 by Darius  Yemen isn’t a country that gets a lot of press attention.  For the last few weeks, the capital, Sanaa, has been rocked by protests led by the Houthi movement of northern Yemen.  The protesters originally … Continue reading

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Thinking Aloud: Pakistan’s “Coup-Lite”

Aug. 28, 2014 by Darius  In Pakistan, a standoff between the elected government and protesters lead by an opposition politician and a fiery cleric appear to be heading toward a conclusion.  Both sides have agreed to accept the army’s mediation.  … Continue reading

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