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Full Stop for the Kony Op? The Case for American Withdrawal from a Central African Manhunt

It was an unprecedented time in American conscience: widespread, bipartisan outrage, reinforced by the hefty force of popular culture, spurred…

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Two New Presidents, One New Future: US-Somali Counterterrorism Cooperation in 2017

From the Korean War and its long-lasting repercussions, to the devastating 9/11 attacks and their staging ground in Afghanistan, many…

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Ethiopia 2016: Downward Spiral or Growing Pains?

Ethiopia has been on the rise. For the past fifteen years, Africa’s second-most populous country has posted undeniably impressive marks…

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A Conversation with Ambassador Shinn

Why is a region of over one billion young, industrious people so widely ignored by media circles? Why is a…

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The Northern Triangle: A Call To Action and a Key To Security

Since the spring of 2014, the United States has been struggling to deal with an unprecedented influx of young, unaccompanied…

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Rethinking the Jihadist Threat in Syria

Amidst the chaos, suffering, and confusion of the Syrian Civil War, popular rhetoric in the media has understandably swung towards…