Africa

Confronting Violent Religious Extremism

December 13, 2014 by Knox Thames
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Violent religious extremism will be one of the greatest challenges facing the international community in the twenty-first century. United States must update its current security-based counterterrorism approach with a strategy that promotes religious freedom and pluralism in order to counter the narratives of religiously motivated terrorist organizations.

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The Peace Corps We Deserve

August 1, 2014 by Emily Cole
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Recently implemented and long-overdue reforms are professionalizing the Peace Corps so it can recruit the better-prepared and more-diverse workforce critical to its long-term success.

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Combating Wildlife Trafficking with 21st Century Statecraft

July 28, 2014 by Clint Shoemake
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Armed poachers who take advantage of the instability in countries like the Central African Republic undermine a nearly non-existent rule of law and foster cultures of corruption, bribery, and violence that further unravel Africa’s economic boom.

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Negotiating East Africa’s Tech Ecosystem

July 22, 2014 by Owen Sanderson
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Kenya’s promising tech ecosystem is on the rise. Sparked by a handful of vocal bloggers—and sustained by cheap Internet, ubiquitous cellphones, and new international investment—Kenya is angling to be the next Seoul or San Francisco.

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