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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.…

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Launch of new book series from START and Oxford University Press


“From Freedom Fighters to Jihadists” first in START-Oxford University Press book series June 25, 2019 Erin Copland The first title in the START-Oxford University Press book series, “From Freedom Fighters to Jihadists: Human Resources of Non State Armed Groups,” was released this month. The book, written by Vera Mironova, draws on her experiences being embedded with…