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Why has Moscow backed the Assad regime in Syria so strongly? Mark N. Katz More than anything else, this appears to be the result of Russian President Putin’s conviction that this is the right thing to do—both in foreign policy terms and in Russian domestic political terms. Putin has devoted …

Despite claims that they are independent of one another sports and politics are intricately intertwined, argues our columnist Taye Negussie (PhD). More often than not, politics manifests itself through sports, and the occasions of sporting events serve as apt moments to communicate about one’s political linings. This is possible because …

The European Union (EU) has announced new financial assistance for Ethiopia targeting projects that will, among other things, help to ensure basic services such as primary schools, health care and water supply, and to support female entrepreneurs. “The new support will also help Ethiopians better prepare for the recurring droughts …