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What The South West May Likely Do With Restructuring

quoting Larry Diamondvia Nigerian Tribune
Friday, August 4, 2017

As Larry Diamond said in his paper titled “Preventive Diplomacy for Nigeria: Imperative for US and International Policy” presented to US Congress committee in 1995, he stressed what characterizes a society that is about to undergo socio-political and economic collapse. Read what he said: “The process is anticipated by numerous signals of decay. 

Ayaan Hirsi Ali joins Peter Robinson to discuss her new book
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Ayaan Hirsi Ali On The West, Dawa, And Islam

interview with Ayaan Hirsi Alivia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Political Islam as Ideology and Movement and How to Contain It.

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Trump 'Unprepared' If Kenya Elections Turn Violent

quoting Condoleezza Ricevia Daily Nation (Kenya)
Thursday, July 13, 2017

Analysts taking part in a think-tank panel in Washington on Wednesday expressed uncertainty regarding the Trump administration's potential response if next month's elections turn violent.

Analysis and Commentary

Chris Blattman On Chickens, Cash, And Development Economics

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, July 3, 2017

Chris Blattman of the University of Chicago talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about whether it's better to give poor Africans cash or chickens and the role of experiments in helping us figure out the answer. Along the way he discusses the importance of growth vs. smaller interventions and the state of development economics.

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American Teachers Unions Oppose Innovative Schools—In Africa

by Eric Hanushekvia Wall Street Journal
Thursday, March 9, 2017

Bridge Academies show promising results in Kenya and Uganda, but unions see them only as a threat.

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You Say You Want A Revolution?

by Thomas Donnellyvia Strategika
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

To paraphrase the Beatles: Well, you know, you’d better free your mind instead; you may want a revolution but ought to settle for some evolution.

Interviews

Larry Diamond Talks About Democracy In Decline Around The Globe On WNYC

interview with Larry Diamondvia WYNC
Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Larry Diamond talks about how the the early years of the 21st century might be viewed historically as the beginning of the decline of democracy itself. Through his research, Diamond has found that 27 countries experienced a breakdown in democracy between 2000 and 2015, while authoritarian governments have become increasingly emboldened and locked down. Democracy, Diamond notes, seems to have lost its appeal.

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Hoover Archives Acquires the Papers Of Roy Pateman

by Issayas Tesfamariamvia Behind the Scenes
Monday, May 2, 2016

Hoover Archives has received the papers of Dr. Roy Pateman, Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and the author of the popular book, Eritrea: Even the Stones Are Burning. 

Interviews

A Life In Journalism: Pulizter Winner Jim Hoagland

interview with Jim Hoaglandvia South Carolina Public Radio
Monday, April 25, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Jim Hoagland talks about his career, including the stories on South African apartheid which won him a Pulitzer for his reporting. He also talks about the commentary on the breakup of the Soviet Union, which won him a second Pulitzer. And he shares his observations about the global political and cultural stories of today.

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Is Global Democracy In Trouble? Or Does It Just Feel Like It?

quoting Larry Diamondvia Public Radio International
Friday, March 11, 2016

Glance at headlines, and it’s easy to get gloomy about the state of democracy around the world. 

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