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Radoslaw Sikorski at a press conference, April 29, 2014 (photo by Mateusz Wlodarczyk licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Generic license).

Poland’s Government Reshuffle Could Soften Russia Policy

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Last month, Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski left the position he had held since 2007. His departure comes at a time of great turmoil, and he had become well-known as one of the more experienced foreign ministers in Europe and one of the toughest critics of Russia. more


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Once Foes, Uganda and DRC Cooperate, but Friendly Ties Far Off

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Last month, senior diplomats from Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo met to discuss bilateral relations. In an email interview, Gaaki Kigambo, a journalist in Uganda, discussed current efforts to improve relations between between the two countries. more

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Zimbabwe Opposition Poses Little Threat to Mugabe

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The main opposition party in Zimbabwe is facing serious infighting in the lead-up to its party congress next month. In an email interview, Stephen Chan, professor of international relations at the School of Oriental and African Studies, discussed the state of Zimbabwe’s opposition. more

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Algeria’s Slow March Toward Nuclear Energy

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Earlier this month, Algeria and Russia signed a nuclear energy cooperation deal. In an email interview, Bruno Tertrais, senior research fellow at the Paris-based Fondation pour la Recherche Strategique, discussed Algeria’s nuclear program. more