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The Siren Song of Left-Wing Populism

  A growing number of commentators believe that populism represents the best strategy for the left to reclaim power and advance policies needed to provide economic security in the face of globalization. But these thinkers should look beyond populism’s electoral effectiveness, and acknowledge the threat that it can pose to democracy. SANTIAGO – Social democratic […]

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Turkish currency isn’t the real problem for Erdoğan, it’s democracy

  Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is presiding over the damaging loss of value of the Turkish currency, the lira, against foreign currencies. It’s the most severe economic crisis the country has faced since he assumed power. Erdoğan has been the dominant figure in Turkish politics for almost two decades. Can he and his party […]

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Sierra Leone to compensate women victims of civil strife

  The Sierra Leonean government has launched a scheme to compensate the women victims of the country’s long civil war. The initiative comes after nearly two decades following the end of its war. The Reparations Programme was a key recommendation in the post-war Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s (TRC) report, and it is geared towards providing […]

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Democratizing the American University

  When it comes to cases like that of Avita Ronell, American universities can learn a lot from British ones, argues Rebecca Gould. August 2018 may turn out to be a watershed month for the academic humanities. That was the month during which a scandal that had been brewing ever since June, beginning with a […]

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Africa’s Women Belong at the Top

  Throughout Sub-Saharan Africa, cultural, political, and economic biases are conspiring to keep talented women from pursuing leadership positions. To give more young women the opportunity to develop their talents and put their skills to work, today’s leaders must clear a path for the female leaders of tomorrow. ZOMBA, MALAWI – When I was eight […]

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