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Analyses Last Updated: Jan 21, 2018 - 12:15:44 PM


Analyses
To Be, or Not to Be
The topic of my talk was determined by today’s date. Thirty-nine years ago my parents took a package of documents to an office in Moscow. This was our application for an exit visa to leave the Soviet Union. More than two years would pass before the visa was granted, but from that day on I have felt a sense of precariousness wherever I have been, along with a sense of opportunity. They are a pair.

Jan 21, 2018 - 12:14:32 PM

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Autocrats Versus Activists in Africa
The battle lines that currently animate politics in Central Africa's autocracies reach well beyond these countries' borders

Jan 19, 2018 - 12:01:13 PM

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Twilight of the Kurds
Kurdish officials once dreamed of forging their own state out of the ashes of the war against the Islamic State. Now they are fighting for their very survival.

Jan 18, 2018 - 9:15:34 AM

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The World According to Trump, Or How to Build a Wall and Lose an Empire
As 2017 ended with billionaires toasting their tax cuts and energy executives cheering their unfettered access to federal lands as well as coastal waters, there was one sector of the American elite that did not share in the champagne celebration:

Jan 17, 2018 - 11:33:55 AM

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The Man Who Kept Kings Secrets
Clarence Jones, the galvanizing lawyer who was Martin Luther King Jr.’s trusted lieutenant between 1960 and 1968, has come out from the shadows of civil-rights history. In a groundbreaking interview, he shares his untold tale: the secret missions, the F.B.I. wiretaps, and the “real” Martin of those perilous, passionate yea

Jan 16, 2018 - 11:03:43 AM

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