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May 22, 2015
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MIDDLE EAST


The Tahrir Forum
Egypt's Liberal Economic Agenda
David Butter

Egypt is back in the favor of global business, but will it be able to sustain that interest?

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The Tahrir Forum
The Moroccan Left's Dilemma
Imad Stitou

Although the Moroccan far left recognizes that boycotting elections will marginalize them further, their anticipated participation is unlikely to secure them any gains.

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Africa


Essay
Bram Fischer's Legacy
Sir Nicholas Stadlen

Nelson Mandela’s leadership steered South Africa to the end of apartheid rule. But the remarkable rapprochement between the races can be traced to Mandela’s friendship with an Afrikaner Nationalist who helped save the country.

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Midan
Reimagining Limits
Rozina Ali

Since Ezzedine Choukri Fishere began publishing fiction in 1995, he has come out with six novels exploring themes from freedom and destiny to identity; critics have viewed his work as indictments against repression, injustice and suffering in Egypt.

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Essay
After the Fall of Saigon
Ngo Vinh Long

The Vietnam War lasted twenty years and cost the lives of more than two million Vietnamese and 58,000 U.S. troops. In the forty years since the Communist victory and American defeat, a surprising friendship has followed.

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Book review
The Globalization of Clean Energy Technology
Neil Bhatiya

Probing the global implications of China’s clean energy technologies

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Americas


Essay
#BlackLivesMatter
Reverend Charles Williams II

Conservative backlash against Barack Obama and continuing police brutality against blacks indicates the country's legacy of slavery has not been overcome.

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Essay
Constitutional Stories
Aaron Mills

Why are Canadians so ambivalent about the living conditions imposed on the country’s indigenous peoples, whose political communities survive despite being colonized and disempowered? A report from Turtle Island.

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Europe


Essay
On the State of Nature
Graham Harman

Hobbes saw life as nasty and brutish, while Rousseau argued humans lack inherent differences in power and strength. A better framework for understanding division in modern politics: Truth Politics versus Power Politics.

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Essay
Putin the Spoiler
Lilia Shevtsova

With his undeclared war on Ukraine, the Russian president destroyed the post-Cold War system of mutual security commitments. In a quest to sustain his power, “Mr. Nobody” has released forces that he cannot contain.

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