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Apology Accepted

with Thomas Sowellvia Investor's Business Daily
Friday, September 15, 2006

Historical Legacies: Yet another apology for slavery has been issued...

Analysis and Commentary

The U.N. is all wet on water issues

by Henry I. Millervia San Diego Union-Tribune
Friday, September 1, 2006

Wars have been fought over politics, economics, territory, ethnic origin, race, religion and national pride...

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How to End the Deadliest War in Africa

by Mvemba Phezo Dizolelevia Hoover Digest
Sunday, July 30, 2006

After decades of dictatorship and civil war, Congo has a chance for peace. What the United States can do. By Mvemba Phezo Dizolele.

Analysis and Commentary

What about the Battle against AIDS?

by Laura E. Hugginsvia Hoover Daily Report
Wednesday, December 8, 2004

By the time you finish reading this sentence, fifty people will have died of AIDS and eighty-five will be newly infected with HIV.

SLEEPING WITH THE ENEMY: The Global AIDS Crisis

with Carol Adelman, Greg Behrmanvia Uncommon Knowledge
Thursday, August 26, 2004

The global AIDS pandemic is now in its third decade. Although treatments have improved and infection rates have slowed in the West, AIDS continues to take a staggering toll in Africa. And experts believe that Eurasia, particularly Russia, China, and India, may be next. Is the United States doing enough to combat the global AIDS crisis? Should the United States continue its current policy, which includes an emphasis on getting antiretroviral drugs to millions who can't now afford them? Or does the United States need to focus more on pressuring affected countries to reform their inadequate social and economic institutions? Peter Robinson speaks with Carol Adelman and Greg Behrman.

FOR A FEW DOLLARS MORE: Global Poverty and the World Bank

with Douglass C. North, James Wolfensohnvia Uncommon Knowledge
Wednesday, March 3, 2004

Of the 6 billion people on earth, 1 billion—primarily in North America, Europe, and East Asia—receive 80 percent of the global income. Meanwhile more than 1 billion people subsist on less than one dollar a day. Despite billions in development aid, many Third World nations are no better off than they were half a century ago. Why are developing countries still so poor? And what can international development agencies such as the World Bank do to help?

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The Next Battleground in the Terror War

by Lisa D. Cookvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 30, 2004

The failed states of Africa might only too easily become a breeding ground for terrorism. It is time for us to make certain that they don’t. By Hoover fellow Lisa D. Cook.

If Economists Are So Smart, Why Is Africa So Poor?

by Barry R. Weingast, Douglass C. North, Stephen Habervia Hoover Digest
Thursday, October 30, 2003

Despite an enormous inflow of foreign aid, most African countries today are poorer than they were a generation ago. What’s gone wrong? By Hoover fellows Stephen Haber, Douglass C. North, and Barry R. Weingast.

When It’s Not Just Humans Who Are in Trouble

by Terry Andersonvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, July 30, 2002

Robert Mugabe, the autocratic president of Zimbabwe, has begun enacting misguided “land reform” policies that would confiscate virtually all of the private property in the country. The program is proving disastrous for the country’s people—and its wildlife. By Hoover fellow Terry L. Anderson.

Analysis and Commentary

Wildlife, Too, under Siege in Zimbabwe

by Terry Andersonvia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, April 1, 2002

Before Mugabe's attack on private property, Zimbabwe had demonstrated how wildlife could be privately protected.

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