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Modi, Xi Put India-China Economic Ties Ahead of Border Tensions

Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi hold a joint news conference in New Delhi on Sept. 18, 2014, after their talks (Kyodo via AP Images).
By Anuradha Sharma
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China and India signed more than a dozen agreements, including a pledge of $20 billion in Chinese investment, during President Xi Jinping’s first official visit to India. However, bitterness in India over alleged Chinese incursions into Indian territory loomed large over the talks. more

Boko Haram, Corruption Purges Put Cameroon on Edge

By Alex Thurston
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Alongside the political risks of President Paul Biya’s desire to stay in power indefinitely, two short-term problems stoke anxiety in Cameroon: the potential for destructive escalation in the fight with Boko Haram, and the ambiguous effects of an aggressive anti-corruption campaign. more