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An Unfree and Unfair Election in Azerbaijan

The EU is confused over how to categorize recent elections. Here’s a hint.

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A Bumpy Election, But Ghana Can Handle It

John Dramini Mahama, the incumbent, wins Ghana’s election amid allegations of fraud by the opposition. Here’s why this disagreement will likely turn out OK:

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Mali Asks ECOWAS For Military Support – Not An Intervention

Dioncounda Traore, the interim president of Mali, requests ECOWAS military assistance: logistics, training, equipment, aerial support – but no ground troops.

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In Mali, Slow Progress Amidst Crisis

As the crisis in Mali takes root, ECOWAS meets with a rebel leader in northern Mali to open dialogue and begin the process of negotiating a peaceful solution.

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Flawed Logic, Bad Policy Underpin Washington Pundits’ Call to “Pick” the Next Afghan President

Voices form Washington should quit calling for the US to “pick the winner” in the next Afghan presidential election.

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Mali’s Dangerous Power Vaccuum

The March 2012 coup in Mali has made the security situation worse, deepened the crisis in the north, and created massive displacement. What are the short term prospects?

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