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Dirt Building Mountains on the Streets of Monrovia is a Societal Threat

On March 11, 2019, in the Front street community, there was almost an accident to befall us, as the picture above illustrates. We have a very narrow road where only two vehicles…

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Added by Amara M. Kamara on August 5, 2019 at 10:19am — No Comments

The unforgettable voyage to the land of where success initiated. one after noon while sitting in my class room with peers during recess period who also applied to the yale young Africa program receiv…

The unforgettable voyage to the land of where success initiated.

one after noon while sitting in my class room with peers during recess period who also applied to the yale young Africa program received an email notifying them about the out come of their results, when they check their applications status most of them where not accepted for the program.I began to worry about my application for that most of my peer where not accepted been for of humiliation that my application will not…

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Added by Amara M. Kamara on February 11, 2019 at 4:55pm — 5 Comments

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The Ethics of Trade with China and Authoritarian Upgrading

Increased foreign investment and engagement is producing, not democratization, but "authoritarian upgrading," where selected reforms are designed to legitimize a softer authoritarianism. This presents an ethical dilemma for international trade. What direction will China, Uzbekistan, Russia, and other "upgraded authoritarian" states evolve towards in the coming decade?

The 2020 Election & the View from Overseas, with Nikolas Gvosdev

As the 2020 election begins to come into focus, Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev details the foreign policy cleavages in the Democratic Party. Plus, referencing Nahal Toosi's recent article in "Politico," he discusses the worries that many in Europe have about a Trump reelection or a progressive candidate who also questions the status quo. What's the view from abroad on this turbulent time in American politics?

Ethics & the U.S.-China Trade War, with Nikolas Gvosdev

What role should ethics play in the U.S.-China trade war? Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev looks at these economic tensions in the context of the Uyghur detention and the Hong Kong protests, different theories on integrating China into the world economy, and what it could mean to "lose" in this conflict. Is there a breaking point in terms of China's human rights policies? What's the view in Africa and Europe?

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