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December 4, 2013

Egypt
What to Do About Egypt

With the Muslim Brotherhood sidelined for the time being and the military once again firmly in charge, the Egyptian political landscape has settled into a three-way stalemate between the Islamists, s…

December 4, 2013

Egypt
What to Do About Egypt

With the Muslim Brotherhood sidelined for the time being and the military once again firmly in charge, the Egyptian political landscape has settled into a three-way stalemate between the Islamists, s…

March 23, 2012

Defense and Security
The World Next Week: Arab League Meets and Obama Visits Korea

The World Next Week podcast is up. Bob McMahon and I discussed the Arab League summit in Baghdad; President Obama’s visit to the Denuclearized Military Zone (DMZ) on the Korean Peninsula as part of h…

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March 16, 2012

Sub-Saharan Africa
Will Wade Be Humiliated in the Senegal Presidential Run-off?

Senegal’s constitution requires that a presidential candidate receive fifty percent of the total votes or face a run-off. Incumbent president Abdoulaye Wade received only thirty-five percent of the v…

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September 24, 2015

Sub-Saharan Africa
Burkina Faso Coup End Is Good News

The resolution of Burkina Faso’s week-long military coup that temporarily ousted a civilian interim government is a good example of “African solutions to African problems.” The coup was rolled back b…

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March 26, 2012

Sub-Saharan Africa
Senegal’s Elections are Good News

A week following the dark news of a military coup in Mali, Senegal’s presidential runoff is profoundly encouraging for African democrats. Incumbent president Abdoulaye Wade has conceded to, and congr…

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February 9, 2016

Human Rights
FGC and the Law: Why Criminalization Isn’t Enough

Voices from the Field features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This article is authored by Molly Melching,…

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January 2, 2014

Sub-Saharan Africa
American Foreign Policy Toward Africa

For many of us, the American lack of attention toward Africa is short-sighted and frustrating. It is to the great credit of the National Committee on American Foreign Policy that it has devoted the e…

People stand and walk at a beach in the old port of Mogadishu November 13, 2013.

March 22, 2012

Sub-Saharan Africa
Senegal’s Presidential Runoff

In a previous blog, I stated that the date of Senegal’s presidential runoff would be Sunday, March 18. This is only partially incorrect; civilians will vote on March 25. But President Wade allowed S…

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June 27, 2013

Sub-Saharan Africa
President Obama in Africa: Senegal

Senegal has never had a military coup, and the opposition won last year’s presidential election. It is also a predominately Muslim nation. President Obama arrived in Senegal the evening of June 26. A…

U.S. President Barack Obama (L) and Senegal President Macky Sall shake hands after their joint news conference at the Presidential Palace June 27, 2013.