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24 is the number of countries scheduled to conduct national elections in the year 2012. Plenty of reasons to shed tears; tears of euphoria and of sadness alike. Selahadin Eshetu Getahun We live in a complicated global system that gives us plenty of reasons to shed tears. I know I …

The recent round of inconclusive fighting across the Gaza-Israel border prompts several observations about the outcome and possible implications for the future Heller Mark A. Israel’s Iron Dome rocket interception system underwent its first operational test and achieved some notable successes. It was able to discriminate between rockets likely to …

A chain of constitutional breach and dishonesty are threatening a rare democracy in Africa  Yordanos Gouhse, Accra, Ghana   In an unfortunate turn of events, the 85-year-old Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade broke his own promise, made in 2000, to leave office after the first two terms of his presidential tenure …