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15.12.17 | Bram Posthumus

Apartheid finally died its natural death in 1994 and South Africa rejoiced, albeit briefly. The symbol of that joy could not have been anyone else but Mandela himself, who, at 76, oversaw the brief transition to something resembling political normalityaaa

15.11.17 | David Mansfield

Gordon Brown was not the enthusiast for Afghanistan that his predecessor was, and had none of the passion that Tony Blair had for counternarcotics. With the Foreign Affairs Committee describing the partner nation role in counternarcotics as a “poisoned chalice”aaa

11.09.17 | Azeem Ibrahim

The Rohingya situation presents an opportunity for the US and China to work together to resolve one of the world’s most dire humanitarian crises.