The Despots' Democracy

Author: Michael J. Gerson
Washington Post

Late April saw a letter from President Thabo Mbeki of South Africa to President Bush, angrily condemning the U.S. for taking sides against Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe. Michael Gerson points out that this is just one of many examples of the South African president’s apparent endorsement of regimes that violate human rights.

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Analysis Brief

Zimbabwe Waits

Author: Stephanie Hanson

As Zimbabwe holds its breath for presidential election results, some observers worry about a tainted vote and continued economic upheaval.

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Looking Toward Zimbabwe's Future

Author: Michelle D. Gavin

Michelle Gavin urges the U.S. to work closely with others in the international community to map out strategies for a post-Mugabe Zimbabwe.

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Council Special Report No. 31

Planning for Post-Mugabe Zimbabwe

Author: Michelle D. Gavin

Since 2000, President Robert Mugabe’s refusal to tolerate challenges to his power has led him to systematically dismantle the workings of Zimbabwe’s economic and political systems, replacing them with structures of corruption, intimidation, and repression. Michelle D. Gavin surveys the current situation in Zimbabwe, identifying current structural and legal impediments to economic and political recovery.

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