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News You Really Need To See: “China and Africa: A Despot’s Guide to Foreign Aid”

“China and Africa: A Despot’s Guide to Foreign Aid” The Economist, April 16-22, 2016 http://www.economist.com/news/middle-east-and-africa/21697001-want-more-cash-vote-china-united-nations-despots-guide-foreign “Pity the UN ambassador of a small African country each time a vote is called in the General Assembly. Many of the resolutions will be … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “UN: More Than Half of South Sudanese Kids Not in School”

“UN: More Than Half of South Sudanese Kids Not in School” The New York Times, January 12, 2016 http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2016/01/12/world/africa/ap-af-south-sudan-education-.html “More than half of the children in South Sudan are not in school, the highest proportion in any country, the U.N. … Continue reading

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Thinking Aloud: “Health Needs of Populations Displaced by Conflict and Political Upheaval,” Part II

June 29, 2015 by Darius  [Last week, I attended the Middle East Institute’s conference “Cut Off from Care: The Health Crisis of Populations Displaced by Conflict.”  The most informative panel was “Health Needs of Populations Displaced by Conflict and Political … Continue reading

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Thinking Aloud: “Health Needs of Populations Displaced by Conflict and Political Upheaval,” Part I

June 28, 2015 by Darius  Last week, I attended the Middle East Institute’s conference “Cut Off from Care: The Health Crisis of Populations Displaced by Conflict.”  The most informative panel was “Health Needs of Populations Displaced by Conflict and Political … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “Crisis Spreads in South Sudan as War Rages”

“Crisis Spreads in South Sudan as War Rages” The New York Times, June 23, 2015, p.A1 http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/23/world/africa/as-south-sudan-crisis-worsens-there-is-no-more-country.html?_r=0 “In places where the fighting is fiercest, no one is even attempting to count the dead.  Nearly half the population of the world’s … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “France Seeks Bigger Role in Mideast”

“France Seeks Bigger Role in Mideast” The Washington Post, June 22, 2015, p.A10 http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/france-wants-bigger-role-in-israeli-palestinian-peace-efforts/2015/06/21/06c635c6-182e-11e5-bed8-1093ee58dad0_story.html “France’s top diplomat traveled to the Middle East over the weekend to take a crack at solving the seemingly unsolvable Israeli-Palestinian conflict, offering a new way … Continue reading

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Thinking Aloud: World Refugee Day

June 20, 2015 by Darius  What do migrants drowning crossing the Mediterranean, militants fighting through the streets of Yarmouk, Syria, and the expansion of a camp in a dusty corner of northeastern Kenya have in common?  They are all manifestations … Continue reading

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