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Timor-Leste: A Nation Waiting for a Government

— Originally published in The Diplomat. To read about the results of the election go here. — When Asia’s youngest nation heads to the polls for the second time in a year on May 12, Abel Da Costa just wants someone to win. Da Costa, 66, is a school teacher in Manleuana, a quickly growing

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Rafael Correa: from candidate for change to president for life

Once a darling of the Ecuadorian left, the president’s power-grabs and policy reversals have hollowed out his support from the social movements that first brought him to power

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Ukraine Conflict: Don’t Trust The Media

The armed rebellion by pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine has been ongoing for nearly a year, and if you believe everything Western media says, it’s astonishing that the conflict did not end months ago. It does not have popular support and is propped up by Russian troops; but that effort, combined with sanctions, has brought

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How Do You Wear Your Politics?

I was advised not to discuss politics when visiting Liberia. Let old wounds heal, they said.

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