June 4, 2019South Africa
Last week, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on national television the selection of South Africa’s new cabinet. Although there was no surprise to see the names of such competent officials as Pravan Gordhan, Ephraim Patel, Naledi Pandor, Lindiwe Sisulu, and Tito Mboweni, Ramaphosa’s selection of Patricia de Lille as minister of public works and enterprises really “put the cat among the pigeons.”
June 12, 2018Palestinian Territories
I’ve written many times about the British royal family’s remarkable record of refusing to make an official visit to Israel while making scores of visits to Arab capitals. That will change in a matter…
August 25, 2011Defense and Security
A woman walks on a street drawn with chalk silhouettes during a protest against violent crimes in Caracas (Courtesy Reuters). A recent International Crisis Group report on the rise of violence in Ve…
May 24, 2017Religion
Jocelyne Cesari, Jack A. Goldstone, and Pankaj Mishra discuss the rise of ethnonationalism and the future of liberal democracy.
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