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Let them eat respect?

  Why plenty of observers are confident that workers who feel ignored will become a far-right constituency COMMENT | JAN-WERNER MUELLER | A few victories by center-left parties in large countries hardly makes for an international trend. Nonetheless, wins by the U.S. Democrats in 2020 and the German Social Democrats …

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The West must accept reality in Ukraine

Unless the US can show that it’ll fight, Ukraine won’t escape from Russian influence to true independence COMMENT | NANCY QIAN | The buildup of Russian forces near Ukraine’s border has led to fears of a new war. But the conflict is hardly new, and nor are Russia’s objectives. Ukraine, …

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Nixon-Mao at 50

COMMENT | CHRIS PATTEN |  In Seize the Hour, her excellent book about the first meeting between US President Richard Nixon and Communist Party of China Chairman Mao Zedong in Beijing, the historian Margaret MacMillan enumerated some of the profound implications of this extraordinary encounter. The meeting, which took place 50 years ago …

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Bobi supporters and laws of human stupidity

Why a lot of Nupians would discuss Bobi even when the original topic is about religion or diabetes COMMENT | ABBEY KIBIRIGE SEMUWEMBA | The stupidity of the general public and their gullibility is half the reason President Yoweri Museveni has led Uganda for over 36 years. But the current …

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I place my bet on Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba

COMMENT | Samson Tinka | At 11am on January 22 2022,  Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba boarded Uganda Airlines aircraft Kob en-route to Rwanda’s capital Kigali on a mission handed to him by his father Gen Yoweri Museveni. One hour later, the General was received by the Spy chief of Rwanda defense forces …

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