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OGADEN: Ethiopia’s Hidden Shame


Ethiopia is regularly cited as an African success story by donor nations; the economy is growing they cry, more children are attending school and health care is improving. Well GDP figures and millennium development statistics reveal only a tiny fraction of the corrupt and violent picture.

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Obama’s Doctrine and the Friendly Face of Imperialism

Obama’s Doctrine

It has been said that the last months of a president's tenure is like the last act of a drama. While Obama has been portrayed as a "Great man and Good President In Bad Times" in the US mainstream media, what does "The Obama Doctrine,“ as it has been portrayed by the Atlantic, have to say regarding the liberal conception of power?

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A Tribute to Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali

In the 1980s I formed a view that there were two great heroes of the 20th Century who had something in common: Ho Chi Minh and Muhammad Ali. Both had prevailed against the malicious power of a rapacious and vindictive American Empire.

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Petty Corruption


Many years ago I received a phone call from the Prime Minister's office. I was told that Yitzhak Rabin wanted to see me in private.

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Power in Turkey: Islamist power struggle returns to the pitch

Recep Tayyip Erdogan

by James M. Dorsey

T he opening of a court case against Turkish soccer star Hakan Sukur on charges of insulting the president takes Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s autocratic ambitions back to their origins: an Islamist power struggle with exiled preacher Fethullalh Gulen that erupted five years ago on the pitch.

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