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Feb 4 2013

America’s Move in Niger

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By Dr. Carl LeVan, Assistant Professor at the School of International Service, American University.   When scholars, African governments, and civil society leaders said the U.S. Department of Defense’s (DOD) new regional command for Africa, AFRICOM, would lead to new … Continue reading

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Dec 4 2012

Is Africa the new Persian Gulf? Not yet

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By Raj Verma, Africa Programme at LSE IDEAS and PhD Candidate in the Department of International Relations, LSE Oil prices shave increased dramatically since the beginning of the new millennia due to demand side factors. From $US26 a barrel in … Continue reading

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Nov 23 2012

Gulag: What We Know Now and Why it Matters

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A summary by Harriet Shone, BSc Government & History Anne Applebaum, the current Philippe Roman Chair in History and International Affairs at LSE IDEAS, discussed the Stalinist Gulag system and why it continues to matter almost 60 years after the … Continue reading

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