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May 18, 2011

Nigeria
Nigeria: Investigations Into Voting and Violence

Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Chairman Attahiru Jega (R) collates electoral figures with a top official of the commission before the announcement of the presidential election resul…

Nigeria: Investigations Into Voting and Violence

September 6, 2011

Turkey
Palmer, Politics, and the Turkey-Israel Denouement

Turkey's Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu speaks during a news conference in Ankara (Stringer Turkey/Courtesy Reuters) Last Friday, the Turkish foreign minister, Ahmet Davutoglu, announced what …

Palmer, Politics, and the Turkey-Israel Denouement

February 20, 2012

TWE Celebrates Presidents’ Day

It is a TWE tradition to recognize the forty-three men—and they have all been men—who have been president on Presidents’ day with the following essay: A few presidents have loved the job. Teddy Roos…

President George W. Bush meets with former Presidents and President-elect Obama in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, January 2009. (Kevin Lamarque/courtesy Reuters)

November 22, 2011

Sub-Saharan Africa
South Africa Newspaper Fights Government Censorship

Mac Maharaj, former South African Minister of Transport, takes the stand at the Hefer commission of inquiry, to prove the spy allegations against the director of Public Prosecutions Bulelane Ngcuka i…

South Africa Newspaper Fights Government Censorship

January 13, 2012

United States
Middle East Matters This Week: Monitor Meltdown

Significant Middle East Developments Syria. President Bashar al-Assad gave a rare and defiant speech on Tuesday in which he once again blamed foreign conspirators, lashed out against other Arab stat…

This still image taken from video uploaded to a social media website on December 28, 2011 shows Arab League monitors speak to the camera after seeing the body of a dead boy claimed to have been killed by Syrian security forces in what is purportedly Homs (Courtesy Reuters).

April 12, 2012

United States
Middle East Matters This Week: Syria’s Cease-fire, Iran’s Negotiations, and Egypt’s New Presidential Candidate

Significant Middle East Developments Syria. An uneasy UN-brokered ceasefire went into effect at dawn in Syria this morning. Activists report relative quiet throughout the country though Syrian force…

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April 6, 2012

Rwanda
TWE Remembers: Juvenal Habyarimana’s Plane Crashes and the Rwandan Genocide Begins

Planes crashes have killed a regrettable number of world leaders. Legendary UN Secretary General Dag Hammarskjöld died in 1960 in Zambia (then Northern Rhodesia) in mysterious circumstances while on …

President Clinton speaks to survivors of the 1994 Rwandan genocide at the Kigali airport on March 25, 1998. (Win McNamee/courtesy Reuters)

May 10, 2012

United States
Middle East Matters This Week: Israel’s Surprise Unity Agreement, Further Disunity in Syria

Significant Middle East Developments Israel. In a move that caught virtually all Israelis by surprise, prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced early Tuesday morning that he was forming a new uni…

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and new Kadima head Shaul Mofaz give a joint press conferece on May 8, 2012

June 8, 2012

United States
A Brief History of National Security Leaks

In today’s White House press briefing, President Obama responded to claims that his administration permitted the unauthorized leaking of classified information, particularly regarding U.S. targeted k…

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June 1, 2012

International Organizations
The Human Rights Council: Give Credit Where Credit Is Due

Since the creation of the Human Rights Council (HRC) in 2006, U.S. critics have repeatedly tarred the HRC as a feckless haven for human rights abusers and a platform for egregious attacks of Israel. …

US Ambassador Donahoe listens to a speech during the Human Rights Council special session on the situation in Syria in Geneva