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Egypt 2.0

by Andrew Kessinger February 2, 2011

In the following weeks, and for the first time in decades, it will be up to the Egyptian people to determine their government. Mubarak might be able to silence their tweets but the roar that remains is heard loud and clear.

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Election Showdown in Guinea as Both Candidates Declare Victory

by Andrew Kessinger November 16, 2010

Hours before the Guinea election commission announced Alpha Conde as the nation’s first democratically elected president in a half-century, rival candidate Cellou Dalein Diallo proclaimed himself winner.

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Guinea Calm, but Tense, following First Free and Democratic Elections

by Andrew Kessinger November 11, 2010

Guinea’s first free and democratic election in more than fifty years went smoothly and transparently, but will voters accept the results?

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Spoiling the Peacetalk

by Andrew Kessinger August 24, 2010

The Obama administration, let alone the American people, cannot afford to continue to send billions in aid to any government that would deliberately manipulate its support and endanger its security.

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The Other Side of the Berlin Wall

by Andrew Kessinger November 12, 2009

German Chancellor Merkel touted the twentieth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall as a “day of celebration for all of Europe.” But not everyone is elated.

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Asking Gay Americans to Wait

by Andrew Kessinger October 29, 2009

When President Obama signed the Hate Crimes Prevention Act into law Wednesday, human rights advocates won a decent, but insufficient, victory.

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