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Democracy Lab Weekly Brief, Feb. 23, 2015

To keep up with Democracy Lab in real time, follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Linda Kinstler reports from Kharkiv on the rising wave of ...

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Ebola’s Toll Was Horrific. It Could Have Been Much Worse

Hundreds of thousands infected. Tens of billions of dollars lost. Africa’s Ebola outbreak looked apocalyptic, but an unprecedented global response kept the worst from happening.

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Democracy Lab Weekly Brief, February 9, 2015

To keep up with Democracy Lab in real time, follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Mohamed Eljarh explains why Libya’s reversal of a law that purged Qadaffi-era officials ...

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No Helicopters for You

Washington is curtailing its military support for Nigeria's fight against Boko Haram. But that doesn't mean that both countries aren't getting what they want.

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Staving Off Nigeria’s Next Train Wreck

Africa’s biggest democracy is pushing ahead with its next election. Here's why that would be a mistake.

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Kerry’s Visit to Nigeria Coincides With Major Boko Haram Offensive

Sec. of State John Kerry visited Nigeria to advocate for a nonviolent presidential election next month. But his visit happened to overlap with a bloody attack by Boko Haram.

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