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The house that genocide built: Why Rwanda is still worth worrying about

Somalia. Sudan. Iraq. Afghanistan. Pakistan. Haiti. North Korea. Lebanon. Iran. All these countries top Rwanda in the latest Failed States Index. (In 2009, Rwanda was ranked No. 49.) All these countries have long eclipsed Rwanda for the world’s attention. The … Continue reading

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At the U.N., nothing compares to the day that Che Guevara showed up

For observers of the United Nations, yesterday – a day of noisy protests; a day of impassioned speeches from Barack Obama, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and Muammar Qaddafi – was a day unlike any other in recent memory. Qaddafi’s rambling oratory was … Continue reading

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