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President Museveni of Uganda

Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni Makes Roads Not War

Uganda President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni surprised his admirers and critics alike in his speech celebrating his country’s 58th independence anniversary on Oct. 9, 2020....
Hong Kong protest

Liberty Has Been Taken Away from Hong Kong

Fear, dissent, and undervalued or devaluation of what French philosopher called - domestic social contract between Hong Kong citizens and mainland Chinese government appears...
Empty classroom

Thailand’s COVID-19 Education Crisis

Given its strategic location in the heart of Southeast Asia, Thailand is a popular regional transportation hub that welcomes millions of people each year....

Thailand’s Generals, As Usual, Fail to Understand Democracy

When new Royal Thai Army chief General Narongpan Jittkaewtae took his post on Oct. 1, he and military commander-in-chief General Chalermpol Srisawat made a...
US Marines board, search and seize Somalia pirates

Cradle With Guns: Juvenile Piracy in Somalia Needs Attention

Youssef. M, an eighteen-year-old facing trial in Germany, revealed that he earned $2-3 per day as a night watchman. In 2010,  he was offered...
Political map of Africa

African Leaders Must Account for $89 Billion Stolen Annually Under Their Watch

The UN has published a dark report on how Africa is robbed of billions of dollars by multinational companies from the developed north. We...
World Bank building

The Troubled World Bank’s ‘Doing Business’ Report is Even More Dubious in the African...

The World Bank’s annual Doing Business report became an influential global tool for assessing countries’ business environments. Ever since it was launched in 2002,...
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with President of Iran Hassan Rouhani

Iran, US allies and JCPOA

The United States has been trying its level best to reimpose sanctions after it withdrew from the JCPOA (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action), also...
Members of the Afghan government delegation

Intra-Afghan Dialogue and the Road Ahead

Afghan government and the Taliban appear willing to end the long and bloody war through dialogue. The intra-Afghan dialogue which began on Sep. 12...