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PM Boris Johnson’s ‘new’ deal….again

While members of Parliament have been sparring for months over the deal Boris Johnson proposes to the European Union with Brexit, there seems to have been a breakthrough from the MPs in Westminster, but the EU is not so receptive. While Boris Johnson currently needs only 30 more opposing votes to turn in his favor,…

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Gulf-Israel Ties Might Not Survive Trump’s Peace Plan

BY DANIEL B. SHAPIRO, YOEL GUZANSKY The U.S.-sponsored Peace to Prosperity workshop in Manama, Bahrain, last month—an effort spearheaded by U.S. President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor, Jared Kushner, to sell the economic portion of a broader Middle East peace plan—had limited success in its stated purpose of advancing Palestinian economic development. But it showed more…

Africa’s Democratic Moment? The Five Leaders Who Could Transform the Region

By Judd Devermont And Jon Temin Five guys: Abiy, Lourenço, Ramaphosa, Tshisekedi, and BuhariLeft to Right: Reuters / Tiksa Negeri, Pool, Sumaya Hisham, Olivia Acland, Afolabi Sotunde In the 60-plus years since the countries of sub-Saharan Africa started becoming independent, democracy there has advanced unevenly. During the Cold War, many African states turned into Soviet- or U.S.-backed dictatorships.…