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Current History (2021) 120 (828): 287–289.
Published: 01 October 2021
...Alexander Etkind Alexei Navalny has been the most prominent campaigner against Russia’s massive oil-fueled corruption, reaching millions of viewers with witty video exposés. Now imprisoned in a penal colony after returning to Moscow following his recovery from a poisoning, he has made his own...
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Current History (2021) 120 (827): 214–220.
Published: 01 September 2021
... with little more than public awareness campaigns, urging consumers to develop their own digital literacy to avoid scams. Corruption at the state level, meanwhile, remains pervasive, as shown by scandals exposed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Construction of a new capital city will be another test of financial...
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Current History (2021) 120 (826): 196–199.
Published: 01 May 2021
... on the continent. Africa trade resources corruption African Continental Free Trade Agreement US foreign policy If the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AFCFTA) is fully implemented following its symbolic launch on January 1, 2021, it will be the African nations’ most ambitious united...
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Current History (2021) 120 (823): 64–70.
Published: 01 February 2021
...Sonja Wolf In June 2019, Nayib Bukele, a former mayor affiliated with the former guerrilla movement FMLN, became president of El Salvador at the head of a new party allied with a splinter faction of the right-wing ARENA party. Capitalizing on the corruption scandals that tainted the two major...
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Current History (2020) 119 (819): 264–269.
Published: 21 September 2020
... enacted under its auspices in Central Asia, and examples of how these projects have been marred by elite corruption and local protest. The question is whether the BRI will deliver the benefits Central Asia so clearly needs, or whether it is designed to primarily serve China’s own interests. Answering...
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Current History (2019) 118 (812): 361–363.
Published: 01 December 2019
...Marwan M. Kraidy Protests against a dysfunctional and corrupt political class have erupted nationwide, crossing sectarian divides. A frustrated younger generation, unscarred by the civil war, is in the vanguard. © 2019 Current History. All rights reserved. 2019 The Regents of the University...
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Current History (2019) 118 (810): 265–270.
Published: 01 October 2019
... corruption youth Ilham Aliyev 265 The consequences of this missed opportunity are serious and will be felt in the not-so-distant future when the oil deposits have drained away. Azerbaijan s Missed Opportunities FARID GULIYEV During its recent oil boom, Azerbaijan ex-perienced more than a decade...
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Current History (2019) 118 (810): 251–257.
Published: 01 October 2019
... governance corruption social policy labor 251 Western journalists routinely fall into the trap of presenting Russia as a tightly controlled society with a hands-on leader dictating from the center. In reality, howev- er, the governance provided by the Russian state is incoherent, and Russian so- ciety...
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Current History (2019) 118 (809): 229–234.
Published: 01 September 2019
...Gaik Cheng Khoo There is a danger that internal power struggles may cause distractions and derail the project of reformation. © 2019 Current History. All rights reserved. 2019 The Regents of the University of California Malaysia politics civil society corruption ethnicity Mahathir...
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Current History (2019) 118 (809): 209–214.
Published: 01 September 2019
... China governance surveillance law corruption civil liberties Internet Xi Jinping communism 209 Social credit redirects the power of data away from markets and strengthens the state s ability to comprehensively control behavior. China s Social Credit System: Data-Driven Governance...
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Current History (2019) 118 (808): 169–174.
Published: 01 May 2019
... racial inequality middle class social mobility corruption African National Congress education employment business Jacob Zuma Cyril Ramaphosa 169 The precarity of daily existence for so many black middle-class South Africans is heightened by dependence on political connections. South...
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Current History (2019) 118 (808): 175–180.
Published: 01 May 2019
... Heredia Democratic Republic Congo Félix Tshisekedi Joseph Kabila Mobutu Sese Seko democracy elections corruption human rights civil society water protest movements 175 The strategies Kabila adopted to avoid stepping down at the end of his term in December 2016 inadvertently...
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Current History (2019) 118 (808): 163–168.
Published: 01 May 2019
... democracy elections corruption military rule Muhammadu Buhari Olusegun Obasanjo Goodluck Jonathan Boko Haram Pentecostal Christianity 163 Now and again, as one political crisis or another has threatened to rend the fabric of the Nigerian Fourth Republic since its founding with the return...
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Current History (2019) 118 (807): 143–148.
Published: 01 April 2019
... insurgency parallel governance corruption courts Pakistan Mullah Omar Donald Trump 143 The Taliban are no longer a shadowy insurgency; they are now a full-fledged parallel political order. The Taliban s War for Legitimacy in Afghanistan ASHLEY JACKSON AND FLORIAN WEIGAND More than seventeen...
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Current History (2019) 118 (805): 68–74.
Published: 01 February 2019
... Brazil election military dictatorship Jair Bolsonaro Lula da Silva Dilma Rousseff impeachment corruption Worker's Party Rio de Janeiro crime race relations misogyny collective memory history transitional justice 68 A central feature of Bolsonaro s pro-dictatorship campaign...
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Current History (2018) 117 (803): 338–343.
Published: 01 December 2018
... Haider al-Abadi Moqtada al-Sadr corruption sectarianism occupation Islamists Islamic State ISIS oil protests unemployment youth 338 The security and military apparatus that was trained, armed, and strengthened in the fight against the Islamic State is now being used to repress political...
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Current History (2018) 117 (801): 258–263.
Published: 01 October 2018
... Theodore Gerber Russia economic reform oligarchs middle class social mobility education cronyism corruption Soviet Union communism inequality 258 The fall of the Soviet Union sparked hopes that a Russian middle class would emerge and thrive, but so far it has not. Stalled Social...
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Current History (2018) 117 (801): 264–270.
Published: 01 October 2018
... oligarchs corruption Viktor Yanukovych Petro Poroshenko civil society civil rights free press 264 The increasing vibrancy of civil society had become a serious political threat to the authorities. Ukraine s Emerging Security State SERHIY KUDELIA Ukraine s Euromaidan Revolution has be-come...
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Current History (2018) 117 (801): 271–276.
Published: 01 October 2018
... Sargsyan Velvet Revolution protests democracy elections corruption civil society activism Russia diaspora 271 The revolution . . . ended the hopelessness, apathy, and indifference that had come to characterize the post-Soviet period. Armenia s Unfinished Revolution ARMINE ISHKANIAN When...
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Current History (2018) 117 (801): 285–287.
Published: 01 October 2018
... The Vory Russia's Super Mafia organized crime Russia Soviet Union corruption Vladimir Putin Donald Trump Hundreds of books, in dozens of lan-guages, have been written about the so-called Russian Mafiya and the vory, the thieves of Soviet and post-Soviet organized- crime gangs. Many...