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February 1, 2013

Economics
Mexico’s Democratic Malaise

During Mexico’s 2012 presidential election, many political pundits voiced their fears that the PRI’s return would bring a resurgence of the country’s less democratic past. According to new polling da…

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November 6, 2015

Algeria
Weekend Reading: Egypt’s State of Idiocy, Darth Mediene, and Libya’s Tribes

Maged Atiya laments the Egyptian state’s devolution into idiocy. Sam Metz and Abdallah Brahimi explore the potential reasons behind the recent dismissal of Algerian spy chief Mohammed Mediene. Nada…

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April 4, 2014

North Korea
Friday Asia Update: Top Five Stories for the Week of April 4, 2014

Lauren Dickey, Darcie Draudt, Charles McClean, Will Piekos, and Sharone Tobias look at the top stories in Asia today. 1. Tensions rise on the Korean Peninsula. South and North Korea exchanged artill…

Residents cover their faces as they ride a motorcycle along a street after tear gas was released by police to disperse a protest against a chemical plant project in Maoming, Guandong province, China on March 31, 2014. (Stringer/Courtesy Reuters)

July 3, 2013

Sub-Saharan Africa
Climate Change and Conflict Triggers

This is a guest post by Jim Sanders, a career, now retired, West Africa watcher for various federal agencies. The views expressed below are his personal views and do not reflect those of his former e…

A Kenyan woman fetches water from a gully in Nyakach district, an area where massive land degradation has been exacerbated by livestock grazing and a rapidly increasing population, in western Kenya June 28, 2005.

October 26, 2012

Yemen
Weekend Reading: Women and Early Islam, Yemen’s Separatists, and Syrian Refugees in Egypt

Helen Lackner on Open Democracy, discusses the possibility of southern separatists in Yemen disrupting the country’s unity. Nada Moselhy describes the experience of many of the Syrian refugees now l…

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July 2, 2012

Politics and Government
Hola, Enrique Peña Nieto: President-Elect of Mexico

Enrique Peña Nieto had a very good weekend. While Americans were grumbling about record-breaking heat and residents of Washington, D.C., were learning to live without air conditioning because powerfu…

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October 14, 2011

United States
You Might Have Missed: Assassination Plot, Drone Virus, and the Syrian Uprising

U.S. Department of Homeland Security analysts work at the National Cybersecurity & Communications Integration Center in Arlington, Virginia, on May 10, 2010 (Hyungwon Kang/Courtesy Reuters). - Unite…

U.S. Department of Homeland Security analysts work at the National Cybersecurity & Communications Integration Center in Arlington, Virginia, on May 10, 2010 (Hyungwon Kang/Courtesy Reuters).